Less chef, more culinary anthropologist, Musa Dağdeviren has been collecting Turkish recipes from all over the country and serving them up to foodies from near and far for more than 25 years. His no-frills restaurant, opened in 1998, is located in Kadiköy Market – Istanbul’s answer to London’s Borough Market – on the city’s Asian side. The menu changes daily, according to season and supply, but recurring motifs include the pairing of meats with fruit (lamb with quince being a signature dish) and an intuitive approach to using spices.
- Average price per person $10
- Lunch and dinner: Mon – Sat
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Güneşli Bahçe Sokak 43, Kadiköy, Istanbul, 34710 Kadiköy