CapeTownMagazine.com

NEW PLACE: Turkish Food, Drinks and Decor at EatStanbul

We'll get through this. CapeTownTogether
Follow our social channels for useful news,
daily local champions + find moments of joy
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

NEW PLACE: Turkish Food, Drinks and Decor at EatStanbul

“When we visit Istanbul, all we do is eat”

Last updated: 9 September 2020

In Istanbul, the iconic Turkish city with a mix of ancient cultures and heritage connecting Europe and Asia, a foodie and a serial entrepreneur met at a restaurant called Saray ('palace' in Turkish). It inspired them to open a restaurant of the same name when they moved to Cape Town.

On 7 June 2019, they opened a second halaal restaurant, called EatStanbul based on a personal joke, "because when we visit Istanbul, all we do is eat.”

MEET THE OWNERS
Veysel Bogan from Sanliurfa, Turkey, and Naadiya Moosajee from South Africa are the husband-and-wife team bringing the culinary flavours of Istanbul to Cape Town. Bogan spent 13 years in the restaurant industry in Istanbul before they started Saray Restaurant in De Waterkant three years ago.

Moosajee, is the serial entrepreneur and engineer who co-founded her first venture, called WomEng, at the age of 21. It’s a non-profit to develop women and girls in engineering and tech. She also runs an incubator for women entrepreneurs and is building a co-working space for women.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MENU
“We would say we are going to 'EatStanbul' – because the food is so amazing in Istanbul,” says Moosajee on how the name came about. Now the couple are bringing those flavours home with spices, teas and coffee (khave) imported from Turkey.

There are traditional mezes, like hummus and falafel, for around R40 and Turkish breads baked on-site. But Turkish food is also about coal grills, which gives meats a smoky taste. The platter of mixed grills will go for around R190, and don’t forget to try the kebabs too.

The main course of güveç (seasonal vegetables cooked in a clay pot), as with most mains, will average at R140. You’ll be able to order baklava, the Middle Eastern confection made of honey-soaked phyllo pastry filled with chopped nuts, and other traditional desserts such as sütlaç, which is traditional Turkish rice pudding made with exotic vanilla powder.

INSIDE EATSTANBUL
The decor, too, comes from Istanbul, including the cut glass lights and Turkish tea glasses.

“We want to transport our customers to Istanbul and give them a truly authentic experience, from the meals and the shisha to the design and decor,” says Moosajee, about the new blue-hued eatery on Kloof Street that's soon to be on everyone's Cape Town restaurant list.

EATSTANBUL
Address: 64 Kloof Street, Gardens
Hours: 7 days a week from 11am–12 midnight (lockdown curfew applies)
Contact: +27(0)214221989 | website

---

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:
#CapeTownMagNew discovers exciting new places in and around Cape Town and the Western Cape. We celebrate entrepreneurship and we tell their unique stories.

Follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates or read more here about new places in Cape Town.

PLUS: NOMINATE A FRIEND'S NEW BUSINESS
You never forget the people who supported you when you first started out. That's why we're giving you the chance to nominate your family member or friend's new business to win R60 000's worth of activations and the chance to win a Yoco starter pack. Just click to fill out a form (less than a minute) to nominate a new business.

---

NEW: The one dish, served one day a week that feeds whole families at Akni in the Bo-Kaap.

Explore and enjoy halaal restaurants in Cape Town or visit out section for restaurants.  

Discover beautiful Ramadaan traditions in the Cape and specials.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
September 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

African eagle day toursE-bike your way in and around ...

E-bike between vineyards with stops for wine, cheese, and chocolate truffles

Loch Lynne PicnicBring the kids (and even pets) for a ...

Fresh baguettes, local cheeses, idyllic views, live music and pet-friendly hikes

africamps7AfriCamps: Discover South Africa with ...

From the pet-friendly Stanford Hills to a camp located on a large fishing dam in Limpopo

trail fit sa Discover a new Western Cape hiking ...

Find a secret waterfall or meet sleeping bats in a 150m long cave

Watershed 2Known favourites and new discoveries at ...

825 square-meters of the best in African art, craft, design, and now beauty

flower workshopCelebrate everything floral with a ...

Prepare for a day of wildflower foraging, botanical cocktails and an edible flower feast

CPT philharmonic orchestra The Cape Town Philharmonic is bringing ...

Welcome in Beethoven, Mozart, Gounod and more into your homes

sundown-sessionsPrepare to be blown away by SA’s top ...

A night of psychological illusions and mind-bending tricks

Biscuit MillSay hello to the new Neighbourgoods ...

Fresh produce, handmade jewellery, locally designed clothes and delicious food

UCOOK 1Cook along with top Cape Town chefs and ...

Invite Karen Dudley, Franck Dangereux, and Reuben Riffel into your kitchen in these ...

cape point vineyard 3Enjoy an idyllic weekend walk at Cape ...

Get a 360-degree view of the mountain, the fynbos, the vineyards and the ocean

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

Flea MarketMilnerton Flea Market: a treasure trove ...

From antiques and trinkets to a variety of second-hand items

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

Biscuit MillYour favourite Biscuit Mill vendors are ...

Browse your favourite vendors for food, crafts and clothing at the weekly market

Virtual Vertical KM Series 2Conquer three mountains in 12-weeks in ...

Three mountains, three routes and three races to win in the Virtual Vertical KM Series

Dino_moranDino Moran is bringing you an epic ...

Don’t miss his deep and melodic progressive house magic with stunning visual effects

VW BARONS 2Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

Om RevolutionSlow flow mobile yoga with Om Revolution

You don’t have to go to a yoga studio to stay active

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips