This July, Süzer Plaza and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul are delighted to 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 inventive 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 their famed ceviches, tartrates and tiradito as well as their Black Miso Cod, all made with the freshest of ingredients.

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 Istanbul will feature a 1000m² two-story restaurant with its own entrance offering stunning views of the Bosphorus and Istanbul skyline.

The Süzer Plaza, located in one of Istanbul’s most sought after areas, is a multifunctional living space with hotels, residences, offices including the Consulate of Brazil, Argentina, Australia and South Korea, as well as housing an art gallery. Built by Süzer Group, one of Turkey’s oldest and well respected companies, the Süzer Plaza is set against the backdrop of the iconic Bosphorus shores, providing a perfect blend of culture, hospitality and sophistication at the heart of the world’s crossroads between Asia and Europe.

Of the launch Chef Nobu says: ‘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’.