When the legendary Changa restaurant opened in 1999 it began a quiet revolution in Istanbul's restaurant culture, under the supervision of world-renowned chef, Peter Gordon. With highly sophisticated décor and food, it brought innovation to a fine but conservative dining culture that revolved more around French and Italian cuisines than native Turkish. It offers innovative food that fuses fresh, local produce with East Asian and other international flavors to produce dishes such as pilaf with raisins, and pomegranate, pistachio, and damson sauce or grilled grouper with borlotti bean puree and mint and green chili salasa. In 2014, it closed its original restaurant and moved all its operations to its sister restaurant, Müzedechanga, located inside the leafy gardens of the Sakip Sabanci Museum, with a view of the Bosphorus. Here, you can order themed menus in line with whatever temporary exhibitions are view. The presentation is exquisitely contemporary, and for those who simply can't decide, tasting menus are available. The cocktail list is as experimental as the menu, with a good wine list to boot. It's open for breakfast and lunch, making it a good choice if you're visiting the impressive museum.
Sakip Sapanci Museum, 42 Sakip Sapanci Cad.
Our Rating Neighborhood Emirgan Hours Tue-Sun 10:30am-midnight Transportation Bus: 42T from Taksim to Emirgan Phone 0212/323 0901 Prices Main courses TL28-TL56 Cuisine Type Fusion Web site Müzedechanga
MapSakip Sapanci Museum, 42 Sakip Sapanci Cad. Istanbul
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