Combining the heritage of Turkish cuisine with impeccable service, Aila which has been recognized as a recommended restaurant in the first selection of the Michelin Guide Istanbul 2023 invites you for a joyous evening full of delicious flavors and music.
Offering Turkey's mezze and ocakbaşı culture in a chic ambiance, Aila boasts a Spice Library featuring the full panoply of colorful spices from the Spice Bazaar, where guests can also purchase spices, as well as a mezze bar and a central “ocakbaşı” - traditional Turkish grill - that will expand your culinary horizons.
Embracing Turkish cuisine from all over Anatolia, combining seasonality and the best of locally-sourced ingredients, specifically in the mezzes, all renditions of traditional Turkish starters with a twist of the chef, Aila opens onto the courtyard evoking an alfresco ambiance in warm weather. The restaurant, with an interior design that boasts traditional local elements, reflects the joy of the never sleeping city and its transforming energy from day time to great night vibes.
For more intimate gatherings, celebrations or business dinners, Aila also features a Private Dining Room with its own grill.