Stanbuli

Our Story

STANBULI & Marie-Louise

The name Stanbuli is taken from the local lingo of Istanbul’s streets. Stanbuli is an affectionate term for an Istanbul local and is an exciting Turkish Restaurant from Chef and Owner Ibrahim Kasif.

While travelling to Istanbul and Northern Cyprus Ibrahim dreamed of reinterpreting the cuisine of his own cultural heritage. Years later the dream of his own restaurant took on the form of a style of eatery known as a Meyhane.

Intrinsic to a Meyhane is a sense of nostalgia and romance. Underpinning the Meyhane tradition is a convivial atmosphere characterised by a fun, social style of eating and drinking. Food is always shared – a central tenet of Turkish custom and an underlying feature in hosting guests.

Meze – abundant / colourful and creative / seemingly endless little dishes – invites the diner to commence their evening with cold dishes serving up an array of vegetables, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and offal. Then seamlessly the diner moves to hot dishes, which crescendos into meats cooked over charcoal, all to be enjoyed with beer, wine or perhaps a Raki.

The Menu

Raki Mezesi

Ekmek - $2 per person

Today's house baked Bread

Midye Dolma - $3 each

Stuffed Mussel; Street- Style Mussels Filled with Fragrant Spiced Rice

Cicek Dolma - $6 each

Fried Zucchini Flowers filled with Cheeses and Spinach, Capsicum and Walnut Sauce

Icli Kofte - $8 each

Bulgur Shell stuffed with Beef, Walnuts, Chillies and Spices

Cakistez - $7

Cypriot Style Cracked Green Olives marinated with Coriander Seed, Lemon and Garlic

Kavun ve Peynir - $12

Seasonal Melon with Sheeps Milk Cheese

Pastirma - $16

Air Dried, Cured Beef Spiced with Chilli, Fenugreek and Cumin

Lakerda - $16

Salted Bonito with Raw Onion and Olive Oil

Meze

Pancar - $14

Salad of Beetroot, Green Olives, Pistachios and Tulum Cheese

Ezme - $14

Finely chopped Salad Of Walnuts, Tomatoes and Chilli with Pomegranate Vinaigerette

Taze Fasulye - $14

Olive Oil, Tomato and Lemon braised Flat Beans with Parsley

Bakla - $14

Fava Bean Pate with Yoghurts, Pickled Okra and Radish

Kizartma - $14

Fried Eggplant and Zucchini with Charcoal Grilled Peppers and Garlic Yoghurt

Karnibahar - $14

Fried Cauliflower, Perfumed Saffron Sauce and Charred Onions

Kisir - $18

Sumac Marinated Kingfish, Fragrant Bulgur and Pomegranate

Tava - Market Price

Today's Fish, floured and lightly fried with Hazelnut Tarator

Charcoal

Hellim - $20

Plate of Sheep and Cow's Milk Cheese Cooked over coals

Ahtapot - $32

Charred Octopus and Tarama

Adana Kebap - $30

Hand Minced Lamb, Beef and Capsicum Kofte

Hunkar Begendi - $34

Charcoal Grilled Duck Leg, Smokey Eggplant and Paprika Butter

Sides

Lahana Salatasi - $12

Marinated Red Cabbage Salad

Coban Salatasi - $12

The Shepherds Salad; Fresh Market Vegetables and produce with herbs, lemon & olive oil

Patates Yumurta - $12

Hand Cut Mumma Style Chips with an Olive Oil Fried Egg, Paprika, Salt & Lemon

Desserts

Tel Kadayif - $14

Orange Blossom Cream and Shredded Pastry with Apricots, Pistachio

Tahini Parfait - $14

Tahini Helva Parfait with Barley, Pomegranates, Almonds & Sesame Seeds

Muhallebi - $14

Rosewater Milk Pudding and Watermelon Granita

Sutlac - $14

Warm Rice Pudding, Poached Quince and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Chef's Menu

$75 per person

A chef's banquet menu is available for groups of 2 or more people

Our Story

STANBULI & Marie-Louise

The name Stanbuli is taken from the local lingo of Istanbul’s streets. Stanbuli is an affectionate term for an Istanbul local and is an exciting Turkish Restaurant from Chef and Owner Ibrahim Kasif.

While travelling to Istanbul and Northern Cyprus Ibrahim dreamed of reinterpreting the cuisine of his own cultural heritage. Years later the dream of his own restaurant took on the form of a style of eatery known as a Meyhane.

Intrinsic to a Meyhane is a sense of nostalgia and romance. Underpinning the Meyhane tradition is a convivial atmosphere characterised by a fun, social style of eating and drinking. Food is always shared – a central tenet of Turkish custom and an underlying feature in hosting guests.

Meze – abundant / colourful and creative / seemingly endless little dishes – invites the diner to commence their evening with cold dishes serving up an array of vegetables, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and offal. Then seamlessly the diner moves to hot dishes, which crescendos into meats cooked over charcoal, all to be enjoyed with beer, wine or perhaps a Raki.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Menu

Raki Mezesi

Ekmek - $2 per person

Today's house baked Bread

Midye Dolma - $3 each

Stuffed Mussel; Street- Style Mussels Filled with Fragrant Spiced Rice

Cicek Dolma - $6 each

Fried Zucchini Flowers filled with Cheeses and Spinach, Capsicum and Walnut Sauce

Icli Kofte - $8 each

Bulgur Shell stuffed with Beef, Walnuts, Chillies and Spices

Cakistez - $7

Cypriot Style Cracked Green Olives marinated with Coriander Seed, Lemon and Garlic

Kavun ve Peynir - $12

Seasonal Melon with Sheeps Milk Cheese

Pastirma - $16

Air Dried, Cured Beef Spiced with Chilli, Fenugreek and Cumin

Lakerda - $16

Salted Bonito with Raw Onion and Olive Oil

Meze

Pancar - $14

Salad of Beetroot, Green Olives, Pistachios and Tulum Cheese

Ezme - $14

Finely chopped Salad Of Walnuts, Tomatoes and Chilli with Pomegranate Vinaigerette

Taze Fasulye - $14

Olive Oil, Tomato and Lemon braised Flat Beans with Parsley

Bakla - $14

Fava Bean Pate with Yoghurts, Pickled Okra and Radish

Kizartma - $14

Fried Eggplant and Zucchini with Charcoal Grilled Peppers and Garlic Yoghurt

Karnibahar - $14

Fried Cauliflower, Perfumed Saffron Sauce and Charred Onions

Kisir - $18

Sumac Marinated Kingfish, Fragrant Bulgur and Pomegranate

Tava - Market Price

Today's Fish, floured and lightly fried with Hazelnut Tarator

Charcoal

Hellim - $20

Plate of Sheep and Cow's Milk Cheese Cooked over coals

Ahtapot - $32

Charred Octopus and Tarama

Adana Kebap - $30

Hand Minced Lamb, Beef and Capsicum Kofte

Hunkar Begendi - $34

Charcoal Grilled Duck Leg, Smokey Eggplant and Paprika Butter

Sides

Lahana Salatasi - $12

Marinated Red Cabbage Salad

Coban Salatasi - $12

The Shepherds Salad; Fresh Market Vegetables and produce with herbs, lemon & olive oil

Patates Yumurta - $12

Hand Cut Mumma Style Chips with an Olive Oil Fried Egg, Paprika, Salt & Lemon

Desserts

Tel Kadayif - $14

Orange Blossom Cream and Shredded Pastry with Apricots, Pistachio

Tahini Parfait - $14

Tahini Helva Parfait with Barley, Pomegranates, Almonds & Sesame Seeds

Muhallebi - $14

Rosewater Milk Pudding and Watermelon Granita

Sutlac - $14

Warm Rice Pudding, Poached Quince and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Chef's Menu

$75 per person

A chef's banquet menu is available for groups of 2 or more people

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