We’re all looking for the perfect terrace now that al fresco dining is back on the agenda. The right view, the right food, and the right atmosphere rarely comes together to form the ideal venue. But in Ali Ocakbaşı’s case, it’s happened twice.
Ali Ocakbaşı came into Istanbul’s dining scene as a great meat restaurant with a fantastic Haliç view in Karaköy, the city’s hippest neighborhood. Its second branch, which opened very recently, has carried Ali Ocakbaşı’s scrumptious meat and mezes to the Gümüşsuyu neighborhood with a relaxing terrace overlooking the Bosphorus. The menu has the typical ocakbaşı selection such as hummus with pastrami, eggplant puree, şiş and kebab varieties as well as classic desserts like künefe and irmik tatlısı.
The best part about the venue is that it’s modern, both inside and outside, and the breezy terrace, which is cut off from the Taksim crowd and traffic, is quite peaceful, especially when dinner is accompanied by its best suitor rakı. So grab your friends and reserve a spot to enjoy a night of great food and company.
Ali Ocakbaşı is open every day from 11:30 to 23:30.
İnönü cad. No: 22/1 Gümüşsuyu, Beyoğlu – (0212) 293 67 32