Eleos is a hidden gem on famous shopping street Istiklal, located on the 2nd floor of a historical building. You have to know this place as this entrance is less than inviting but once you walk inside the cozy dining room overlooking the Bosphorus welcomes you.
Eleos Beyoğlu offers a complimentary petite entree and special Greek drinks first, followed by cold mezzes, that were presented to you on a preview tray for you to select. After cold mezes, hot mezzes are served -grilled jumbo shrimp and octopus, fried calamari and grilled chanterelle- where my favourite is grilled octopus.
The main course is fish, depending on season I generally prefer small fishes, istavrit (horse mackerel), tekir (striped red mullet) or sarikanat (baby bluefish) which is followed by fruits served in a bucket with various liquors. Eleos offers good service, delicious food, stunning views and all for a very good price.
Eleos Beyoğlu is my number one restaurant to invite my friends or guests. It’s very popular with locals so reservation is a must for every day of week.