The narrow streets of the old city, the iconic Galata Tower and -oh for the sake of Dionysos- hundreds of bottles of Turkish wines… Sensus is a dark red heaven for wine lovers in Istanbul.
Located near the Galata Tower, under the basement floor of Hotel Anemon, Sensus is one of the best wine places in town. The decoration is stylish and the ambience is great. If you are lucky enough, you may catch the live piano performance.
Sensus offers a wide variety of Turkish local wines. You may not be in Tuscany or Alsace, but give it a chance and you’ll see that you are in the most underrated wine region on earth.
Charcuterie and a cheese platter are the best options with wine, but their seasonal dishes like lamb and chicken rolls are also great. Whatever you choose, you should order the local Turkish cheese plate. Don’t forget that this country is a heaven for cheese lovers.
You can taste their own produced wine “Yanık Ülke” which is favored by many degustators. Urla wines are also a good option. Located on the west coast of Turkey, the region has gained popularity having the first wine route of the country and offers globally awarded wine selections.
Don’t forget to make a reservation if you plan to visit during peak hours (after 19:00)