Kilimanjaro is a fine-dining restaurant in Bomontiada devoted to using the best local produce and organic products in its Mediterranean-influenced dishes – so much so that the menu changes twice each season to accommodate for the freshness of the ingredients used by chef Mustafa Otar. Dishes under the 'Ortaya Büyük' heading, like the firik pilaf with almonds and slow-cooked lamb, are ideal for sharing. Kilimanjaro's majestic interior is the work of local studio Autoban, whose design for the sculptural bar adds even more flavour to Kilimanjaro's well-crafted cocktails, which come with delicious nibbles like fried fava beans. It is worth noting that Kilimanjaro's prices (as well as the age of its patrons) are considerably higher than other eateries in Bomontiada.
The sleepy neighbourhoods of Bomonti and Kurtuluş have seen a steady wave of interest over the past couple of years, in particular due to the unveiling of the Bomontiada complex inside the old and long-abandoned Bomonti beer factory, which brought large crowds to the area and prompted a flurry of new openings. While many of these hip cafés and modern eateries are worth a visit, Kurtuluş has lots of old-school favorites that are mostly unknown outside of the area. Once home to a large number of Armenians and Greeks, most of whom have emigrated in recent years, Kurtuluş has a rich cosmopolitan heritage and is home to a popular open-air marketplace which hosts the Feriköy Flea Market and Organic Bazaar every weekend.