• Sal Schmidt

Turk Fatih Tutak - Istanbul

Turk Fatih Tutak - One visit

Turk Fatih Tutak is the epitome of a degustation dining experience. It is a destination restaurant with all the hallmarks of being the first Michelin star restaurant in Istanbul.

You are greeted at a candlelit entrance and escorted into the beautifully modern, warm decor dining room from the moment you arrive.


Upon entering the restaurant, you are presented with the front and centre kitchen to your dining culinary experience.

Tasting menu only, so you can sit back and enjoy a gastronomic journey heavily influenced by land and sea.


Be prepared to experience new flavours and textures to receive your palate.

The bread was divine! But be sure to stop at a sample as you need space to continue your way through the evening's experience.

An impressive Turkish wine collection to complement each course perfectly, and masterful cocktails to end your evening.

Attentive service and served by worldly teams they have the luxury of time to spend time with you. We enjoyed engaging in good conversation with the team.


Wayne and I especially loved the intimate tour of the kitchen following the tasting menu. A shoutout to the team who maintain a spotless kitchen and prepare all the delicious dishes. It was fun to meet you all, and thank you for the warm welcome.

We love slow dining, and the team here are more than happy to accommodate your dining style.


Plan ahead as reservations is a must. This new restaurant has fast become the place to be and fully booked most evenings.


A foodies delight and cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. You will be impressed by the warm atmosphere, mouthwatering food, excellent wine and exceptional service. A special thank you to Baran, Özkan and the amazing team, from the service to kitchen teams, for a magical evening.


We loved it so much we have booked our last meal in Istanbul back at Turk Fatih Tutak.