Housed in a 19th-century Ottoman mansion (now converted into the Kariye Hotel), the Asithane is right next to the Church of St Saviour in Chora. It has a gorgeous summer terrace and an aromatic rose garden. The menu changes regularly. Specialities of the house are typically Ottoman dishes such as Hünkar Begendi (tender braised lamb piled upon a delicious aubergine purée base), fruity meat casseroles, and divine traditional milk-based puddings.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, diners
- Nearest Train: Bus to Erdinekapi