Photo courtesy of Gile Restaurant
Hours: M-Sa. 7-11 p.m.
Price: $$$$ = Entrees $60 and up
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Type: Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Istanbul’s food fanatics swoon over Gile Restaurant’s modern takes on traditional Turkish cuisine. Chef duo Cihan Kıpçak and Üryan Doğmuş look to personal memories, experiences and relationships for menu inspiration. What’s the real-life story behind the 41-hour lamb shoulder with charred onion, licorice paste, charred aged Kaşar cheese, green tomatoes and aubergine? Who knows, and when the food is this fantastic, just be glad it happened.