Ma'Nâ Karaköy Istanbul

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Ma’Nâ Karaköy – For a satisfactory night

Mana represents old school culture the modern way. It’s located on the corner of a cozy French Passage in Karaköy neighborhood. The atmosphere inside is very simple and homely. It is the property of a family that has a nostalgic tavern (meyhane in Turkish). Their aim is to keep the classic tavern culture alive, and they have many different kinds of meze on their menu that are freshly made after your order. This is what I like the most about this place.

In addition, a comprehensive raki menu is waiting for you. I highly recommend the Beylerbeyi Göbek Rakısı, which is one of the very special one. What is special about this raki is that only fresh Aegean grapes are used to produce it. During the production process, the anise reaches the bottom and the alcohol rises up, and the ideal mix can be reached in the middle part. The raki is taken from this middle part, and the distillation process is performed 3 times. As a result of this, the most beautiful and purest form of raki has appeared. So your part is to drink it with pleasure.

I would say that the Topik (special Armenian meze) and Mutabbel (a meze made with eggplant) are must-try mezes. Enjoy the night!

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Details about this spot



Kemankeş Cad. 53, Istanbul

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 01:00 daily


For 2: TL 250


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)