January 09, 2012

W Istanbul Introduces OKKA

OKKA, named after the food weight measurement unit from the Ottoman Empire, welcomes locals and international guests with classic Turkish cuisine in a contemporary bistro setting within the W Istanbul.

Abundant mezes heat the palate with a fierce pastrami steamed in parchment paper (en papillote) and refresh with a creamy white cheese whipped with yoghurt and mint. Twenty five flavorful options of kebap with local ingredients from their namesake towns and regions offer diners the ability to sample the best of Turkey without ever leaving the table. Guests may also choose to enjoy entrees including pomegranate marinated chicken or lamb tenderloin. Rose petal crème brulee is as delicate as it is decadent and creamed date ice cream needs no additional endorsement. While boasting Istanbul’s grandest cellar of locally produced wines, OKKA bows to conviviality with a self pour Raki service

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