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Kantin in Nişantaşı

Köfte, ground meat mixed with rice, onions, and herbs and glazed in egg yolk

Yesterday after a delicious plate of köfte , I prophesied that I would be featuring much more from Kantin over the next month that I am in Istanbul. That prediction has come true less than 24 hours later.

Felafel, a lightly fried patty with coarse grains of chick peas and aromatic herbs

Çitir, an impossibly thin and crunchy dough topped with chard, toasted hazelnuts, and a mild feta

Buğday çorbası, a yogurt and barley soup, seasoned with herbs

2016-01-07T14:38:19+00:00 March 4th, 2009|Categories: Istanbul, Restaurants|6 Comments


  1. DA Delatorre March 6, 2009 at 1:06 am - Reply

    This all looks sooooooo incredible. It’s nice to see chard being used on a crunchy bread and falafel that is not perfectly uniform in size and shape… more photos, more!!!

  2. Neil March 6, 2009 at 8:21 am - Reply

    It all looks yummy! What kind of wine is preferred in Istanbul?

  3. Katie March 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    I did some research today and will post more definitive answers tomorrow. For now, I will tell you that you see more raki and beer on tables in Istanbul than you see wine and due to high taxation, wine tends to be quite expensive.

  4. Katie March 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    DA Delatorre dont you worry. Ill be back at Kantin on Thursday at lunch and at least twice next week so I’ll be sure to take more photos!

  5. Katie March 10, 2009 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Just posted on your question, Neil. Find the answer here.

  6. Shayma January 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    We went to this beautiful place two weeks ago. I bought a few things from the shop downstairs (delicious) and then went up for brunch. I said hello to the proprietor who told me very bluntly that children are not welcome in her restaurant. She looked at our baby and said he was ok bec he was little and in our arms – it’s the toddlers who run around that she is against. She was a sweet lady, I must add. However, upon sitting down we felt uncomfortable about the conversation and left. It is a pity that children were not welcome there as it wasn’t a formal establishment, but the proprietor has every right to admit whomever she wants or doesn’t want. Incidentally, we found Istanbul restos were not baby-friendly at all (they love babies, just not in their restaurants).

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