One of the top chef-owned restaurants in the city, TOI Istanbul recently relocated to a much more spacious venue in Kuruçeşme. Although the menu changes every 45 days, you can enjoy a few of the signature dishes by Chef İsmet Saz like the beef Wellington any time you visit. To make the most of your TOI experience, we recommend making reservations for one of its Chef’s Table events.
It’s very possible that you’ll have trouble making reservations at Toi for quite sometime, as everything we ate, saw and heard on our first visit indicates that the restaurant is well on its way to becoming a classic. The space is small: groups of 40-50 people could (and already do) rent out the entire venue. Toi builds on its cozy vibe by offering the chance to dine at the chef’s table, where İsmet Saz hosts flawless meals for six to eight people. In fact, we guarantee that just one dinner at Toi will have you hooked on the dry aged meats, which are far superior to those found elsewhere in Istanbul. The chef’s specialty, the veal Wellington, is flavorful enough to make you the happiest person on earth.