In a city where non-Turkish dining options are limited, Banyan stands out as one of Istanbul's most noteworthy Asian restaurants, thanks to its well-executed food and excellent location. Emphasizing organic ingredients, the menu spans a range of Asian cuisines and includes traditional dishes like dim sum, satays, and Thai curries. The kitchen also creates tantalizing modern dishes such as char-grilled filet mignon marinated in sake, and grouper in a white wine and coconut
milk sauce. With an interior dominatd by sleek woods and an outdoor terrace dotted with bonsai trees—to say nothing of the spectacular Bosphorus view—Banyan is one of Ortaköy's most popular venues.