This June, Süzer Plaza and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, will welcome world-famous restaurant Nobu, from chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro to Turkey.

The launch will see the restaurant group’s first venture in Istanbul, with the menu featuring exclusive dishes that will showcase Nobu’s signature style with a Turkish twist.

Since opening its doors in New York in 1994, Nobu, with chef Nobu at the helm, has become a leading global figure in Nobu-style cuisine, due to chef Nobu’s respect for time-honoured classic Japanese dishes fused with Peruvian flavours and cooking techniques. As well as a selection of exclusive dishes only found in Nobu Istanbul, the menu will feature an array of ceviches, tartrates and tiradito, as well as their Black Miso Cod.

Following a major renovation in 2019 of the Süzer Plaza and The Ritz-Carlton, Nobu Istanbul will be housed alongside a new lobby lounge, open-air terrace and bar. Designed by Severine Tatangelo of PCH Design Studio Architect, Nobu will feature a two-story restaurant with its own entrance offering views of the Bosporus and Istanbul skyline.

The Süzer Plaza, located in one of Istanbul’s most sought-after areas, is a multi-functional living space with hotels, residences, offices including the Consulate of Brazil, Argentina, Australia and South Korea, as well as housing an art gallery.

Of the launch Chef Nobu comments: ‘The historical background of Istanbul will bring a completely different dimension to the restaurant and the city’s high energy and classic Turkish flavours will perfectly blend with our distinguished menu.”

Baran Süzer, Vice Chairman of Süzer Group says of the opening: “Nowadays, when investments in the tourism sector are slowing down to a halt around the world, I believe this investment from Süzer Group will add great excitement to Istanbul and significant value to the world of food & drink.”