We were surprised when Hüseyin Özer’s popular restaurant Sofra London had to close down its Istanbul location a few months ago, but this being Karaköy, the space already has a new tenant, this time from Alaçatı. The beach club Madeo rounded up its DJ and managers and came to Karaköy. The restaurant’s interior design is almost identical to that of Sofra, down to the floor plan, the massive bar and the elegant white tablecloths that scream “luxury” from a mile away. The person in charge of the kitchen is Rıdvan Koçarslan, the former chef of Gina and Da Mario. The menu concentrates on classic Italian dishes like pasta and risotto, though you can also enjoy a bar menu of crispy mantı and wraps after the kitchen closes. Madeo hosts live Turkish music nights during the week, while the weekends are reserved for house music courtesy of the venue’s co-owner Keren Önger, whom you might have heard DJing at Lucca or on FG 93.7.
|Venue name:||Madeo İstanbul|
Kemankeş Caddesi 33
|Opening hours:||Pazar günleri kapalı, mutfak 12.00-23.30 arasında açık.|