There’s a new rival to Pizza Emirgan’s secret bar Gizli Kalsın, Emirgan’s über-hip location: La Boom NextDoor. The sushi restaurant is situated in the trendy bar restaurant La Boom. You access it through a large door past the wine racks. The venue is a bit smaller than Gizli Kalsın, with several tables encircling the centerpiece sushi bar. The dim lighting sets the tone for a romantic dinner, with the music getting louder as the evening wears on. After 11pm, the sushi bar turns into a club.
We start our meal at NextDoor with the spicy lobster soup (36 TL) and shrimp tempura (42 TL). The crunchy roll (28 TL) is a must-try sushi roll of salmon, avocado and cream cheese. The Emirgan Roll (32 TL) and La Boom Roll (32 TL) are the menu’s other highlights. Erçag Akın
|Venue name:||La Boom NextDoor: sushi in Emirgan||Contact:|
Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi 14/A, Emirgan. (0212) 277 88 07/www. laboomistanbul.com. Kitchen open daily 19.00-23.00; restaurant open until 04.00.