Lokanda Maya

Chic seafood eatery turns hipster Karakoy into foodie destination

Hours 12pm-5pm, 7pm-11pm, Tue. - Sun.
Phone (90) 212 252 68 84

Kemankes Caddesi 35 A Karakoy 304 stanbul 34425 Turkey


With a background in French cooking and apprenticeship under one of Istanbul’s top gourmands, Didem Senol offers a super-stylish dining room that’s known for dishes like sea bass carpaccio, roasted lamb and zucchini fritters with such a cult following that the recipe is written on a mirror that lines one of the restaurant’s walls.

The Food

One of the city's top chefs, Didem Şenol changes most of the menu daily to add to her evergreen interpretations of Turkish mezzes with incredible warm hummus, zucchini fritters and smoked sea bream.

Last Word

Istanbul's top female chef proves foodie force in stylish dining room built on seasonal ingredients.

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