Following the success of its restaurants around the globe such as London, Dubai, Las Vegas, and Shanghai; Hakkasan, the award-winning modern interpreter of the authentic Cantonese cuisine is now welcoming its guests in Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, for an unparalleled gastronomic experience…
Discover The Best Chinese Restaurant in Istanbul: Hakkasan
Ancient Gastronomy, Reimagined for Modern Times
With its unique ingredients, wide range of spices and special cooking techniques, Chinese cuisine is one of the richest culinary traditions in the world, as it has been for thousands of years. Cantonese cuisine -also known as Yue or Guangdong cuisine- is one of Chinese cuisines eight great traditions, and quite possibly the most popular one.
Having started its journey in 2001 in London’s Hanway Place, Hakkasan is among the leading interpreters of the Far East culinary culture and Cantonese cuisine in particular, with its Michelin-starred restaurants located around the world throughout the United States, Middle East, Asia, and Europe. After its great success in Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, this luxury Chinese restaurant is now opening its doors in Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul to take its guests on an unforgettable culinary journey, with the best examples of the ancient Cantonese cuisine brought to life with a modern touch, using only the best ingredients and traditional techniques by expert chefs.
A Journey to Ancient Cantonese Cuisine
The luxury Chinese restaurant Hakkasan in Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul has a rich menu that consists of timeless yet innovative dishes, offering a rewarding experience not only to the enthusiasts of the Far East culinary culture, but to those who seek to discover new tastes as well.
Some of the must-try delicacies on the menu include Hakkasan’s signature Peking Duck with Beluga Caviar, Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, and of course the Supreme Seafood Platter with golden sturgeon caviar, tiger prawn cocktail, lobster, lobster claw mango salad, wild king crab leg, Chinese-style octopus salad, salmon tartare, and hand-dived scallop crudo.
Every visit to Hakkasan grants a different experience with exciting tastes and aromas, and most of the dishes are prepared for sharing so guests can try a broad range of delicious offerings.
Sophisticated Design, Vibrant Atmosphere, Magnificent View…
Hakkasan İstanbul welcomes its guests with a vibrant atmosphere, sophisticated while warm and accepting. Its interiors fuse modern design elements with traditional Chinese motifs, while also including a touch of Ottoman heritage. The luxury Cantonese restaurant is located in one of the top spots of the city resort just by the beautiful blue waters of the Bosphorus, so that the guests can enjoy their luxury dinner while admiring one of the best views of Istanbul.
A Rich Selection of Wines & Artisan Cocktails
Hakkasan does not only impress with its carefully crafted menu of Cantonese delicacies, as its wine selection includes hundreds of fine wines from different regions around the world to accompany your meal. For the best pairings, don’t forget to ask the expert staff for their recommendations. In addition to that, as the perfect appetizer before your meal, you can consider trying some of the creative cocktails that the talented mixologists of the restaurant will prepare for you, using only the best, freshest ingredients.
For a Proper Ending to an Exquisite Dinner
A good dinner should always end with a good dessert. To make your dinner experience truly unforgettable in Hakkasan, you should definitely try one of its signature desserts, created with classic techniques from the European tradition along with the distinctive flavours and spices of Cantonese cuisine. The Hakka Platter, an indulging selection of mini desserts including a chocolate peanut dumpling, hazelnut milk chocolate parfait, sweet caviar and vegan exotic pavlova, is a must-try!
The best bar in Istanbul?
At Olea Bosphorus, you’re likely to find not just one of the best Italian restaurants in Istanbul but also perhaps the best bar in Istanbul. Simply named The Bar and directly located on the Bosphorus waterfront, it has a great selection of drinks and is the perfect meeting point for local and international elite guests. Start your experience with an apéritif to whet your appetite: a must-do if you’re looking for the best aperitivo in Istanbul. Complement your meal with an Italian wine such as a bottle selected from estates in Piemonte and Umbria, Tuscany, Veneto and Friuli.
And why not end your culinary journey at one of the most romantic restaurants in Istanbul with a satisfying digestif. Salute!