A rather unusual concept for the dining floor of a mall, Mahalle has the appearance of an actual neighbourhood, down to the butcher and grocer, florist and bookstore. If you’re after Far Eastern cuisine, there’s Wagamama; if it’s Italian you want, there’s Rigatoni; if you just want a burger, look no further than Mano Burger; and for meat your options are Günaydın Steakhouse or Çapa’s own Yanar Döner. Cremeria Milano provides the ice cream, Kaşıbeyaz the baklava, Caribou Coffee the, well, coffee and Selamlique the Turkish coffee and lokum. Our favourite salad spot, Sosa, is gearing up to take on Japanese cuisine with sushi here, and the American hot dog giant Nathan’s has chosen this as the place for its first branch in the city.
Your options aren’t just limited to eating and drinking, however. You can shop for groceries to your heart’s desire at Komşu Fırın, Namlı Şarküteri and Malatya Pazarı, and if you prefer organic products, Green Spot will be awaiting your visit. Even the Italian design shop Alessi and the luxury bookstore Assouline are being drawn to the charm of Mahalle, with the Turkish shop Paşabahçe following suit.
Afterwards, you’re not obligated to cut your day short to haul so many bags back with you; if you stop by the corner marked Home Delivery, you can be relieved of your packages and continue browsing. They’ll deliver your bags to your home whenever you choose. In short, it’s a convenient solution, giving us everything we need in the one location. Bring on the laziness.
City’s Nişantaşı, Teşvikiye Caddesi