My husband and I are always in search of the next perfect meal. Our search for new and exciting places leading us to anywhere from a hole in the wall joint to a diminutive gem of a place like Kosinitza on the Asian side of Istanbul. This was one of my husband's finds that came as a total surprise for me.
Kosinitza takes its name from the little Bosphorus town in which it is situated, Kuzguncuk. It is a charming place that transports its diners to another world as soon as they walk in through its doors. The food is luscious and innovative, service exceptional, atmosphere warm and inviting. The owner's warm greeting at the door and attentiveness as he took our orders and ensured we had a pleasant dining experience, gave one the feeling of dining at a friend's house instead of out at a restaurant.
|Soup for two|
Our disappointment at realizing they did not have chocolate souffle soon turned into ecstasy as our palates were titillated with two types of Creme Brule, classic and with berries.
Our dining experience at Kosinitza, was a dreamy way of starting out the New Year. They have a nice website, which, unfortunately is only in Turkish... but the pictures can give an idea of the interior of the six table restaurant. The prices are typical of most seafood restaurants and the soups for two are in the range of 70 -95 TL but a meal in Kosinitza is truly a gourmet's delight.
Bereketli Sok. No: 2/A
Kuzguncuk - Istanbul
Tel: 0216 334 0400