Interview with Raika Restaurant & Bar, Istanbul, Luxury Lifestyle Awards Nominee

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“The rich flavors of Turkey are to be discovered at Raika ”

Raika serves a great variety of Anatolia’s regional and ethnic specialties in an innovative and creative style all its own. The restaurant, located at The Marmara Taksim, offering a spectacular panoramic view of the city from its terrace floor, has a seating capacity of 190 diners. For special events, a 40- person capacity meeting room is available. One of the oldest and noblest traditions of the Anatolian table culture, “sharing” is revered at Raika as a serving style.

What is unique about Raika’s location?

Raika is located in the center of Taksim square which is accepted as the heart of Istanbul, a cosmopolitan city with a very rich historical and cultural texture. The restaurant offering a spectacular panoramic view of Istanbul, presents its’ guests clear vision of both Asian and European continents as well as historical landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Maiden’s Tower. It’s perfectly easy to access due to its’city-center location.

What is the biggest pride/achievement of your restaurant?

Raika is the only alternative in Turkey that clearly defines Istanbul and integrates this by serving a great variety of Anatolia’s regional specialties in an innovative and creative style. The restaurant prides itself with this exception.

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What are your restaurant’s specialties? Does Raika have any signature dish?

Among a wide variety of rich flavors Red Lentil balls; Aegean Wild patty served with creamy yoghurt and hot chilli pepper; and Slow cooked lamb intestines can be named as specialties. Signature Dish : Aegean Wild patty served with creamy yoghurt and hot chilli pepper

What makes Raika memorable and unforgettable?

The unique design; the atmosphere it provides it’s guests and the distinctive panaromic city view with incredible food and wine selection.

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Do you have any special treatment towards your clients? What makes them feel unique?

Raika hosting team proudly represents the worldwide famous Turkish hospitality. Introducing the guests the richness Raika possesses and ensuring their experience is satisfactory, makes Raika guests feel unique.

What to expect in the future from Raika restaurant?

Raika aims to introduce its’ sharing culture and rich Anatolian flavors to new locations worldwide.

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Interview published in collaboration with Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2014

Nominee: Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2014, London UK

Company / Brand Name: Raika Restaurant & Bar
Company / Brand Web Address: www.raika.com.tr

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