A History on the Banks of the Bosphorus: Tuğra Restaurant

Located on the first floor of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, the jewel of Istanbul on the shores of the Bosphorus, Tuğra Restaurant offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience with its historical atmosphere, experienced chef, friendly restaurant manager, and delicious menu.

The restaurant manager of the restaurant, rated with 2 Toques in the Gault&Millau Türkiye 2024 Guide, Ismail Kahveci, was awarded ‘The Best Restaurant Manager Award’.

Ismail Kahveci, the experienced and friendly restaurant manager of Tuğra Restaurant, takes great pleasure in hosting his guests. He works diligently with his entire team to ensure that each guest feels special and has an unforgettable evening. When guests come to Tuğra Restaurant, they are welcomed not only with magnificent dishes but also with a warm welcome and excellent service.

In the kitchen of Tuğra Restaurant, there is Chef Emre İnanır, who has many experiences and awards internationally. He enchants his guests with the flavors of traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, blended with modern interpretations. While dazzling with his original presentations prepared with fresh and local ingredients, he creates flavors that appeal to the palate. Chef İnanır continues his successful work by combining his passion for his job and his meticulous nature with gastronomic trends. Additionally, his sensitivity to local flavors and sustainable cuisine holds an important place in his work. With the effort to leave legacy recipes from the past to the future inspired by the past, Chef İnanır and his team offer dishes that appeal to the palate, eye, and memory at Tuğra Restaurant.

Tuğra Restaurant’s menu offers a wide range of traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine flavors blended with modern interpretations. In addition to specialties such as Beef Tongue and Duck Hingel, the menu also includes appetizers, intermediate dishes, main courses, and desserts.

With an elegant decor reflecting the splendor of the historic Çırağan Palace and panoramic windows offering views of the Bosphorus, the restaurant awaits to welcome its guests with its high ceilings and solid wooden furniture.

We recommend Tuğra Restaurant for a special dinner or a delicious lunch with one of the most beautiful views of Istanbul.


  • Address: Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Ciragan Cad. No:32, Beşiktaş/İstanbul
  • Phone: 0 212 282 20 20


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