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Asitane

Asitane

Asitane

Asitane (Kariye Cami Sokak 6, Edirne Kapı, Istanbul) – this restaurant doesn’t simply serve Turkish meals – it strives to cook specialties once served in the country’s royal palaces during the Ottoman era. Asitane is located on the garden floor of a restored Ottoman Mansion just next to Kariye Museum in Edirnekapı — serving its guests with its enclosed space of 120-person capacity and with its summer garden of 130 person capacity.

It has added over 200 historical receipts to its archive and using numerous original sources such as dinner and dessert expenditure records of Topkapı, Dolmabahçe and Edirne Palace. In order to keep the forgotten tastes of Ottomans alive, Asitane organizes special periodical dinner weeks such as “Meals from Period of Mehmet the Conqueror”, “Aphrodisiac Meals of Ottoman Palaces”, “Fish and See Food in Ottoman Palaces”.