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A delicious feast for all senses.


Curiously housed in a former residential villa built in the 1960’s, Arkestra is a restaurant & bar where food, music and ambience come together to accompany moments of conviviality.


Arkestra is home to three distinct spaces: Restaurant, Listening Room, and Ritmo. 


Soulful dishes based on seasonality.

Created by Chef Cenk Debensason.


At the heart of Arkestra, sits the Restaurant – a grand dining room with a lively atmosphere and an air of relaxed opulence. Chef Cenk Debensason heads up the open kitchen, mixing modern European cooking with global influences. From the wood wall paneling featuring artful details, to the focal Art Deco chandeliers, the scene is carefully crafted to complement the plates of deliciousness. 


The Restaurant opens up to a secluded courtyard, for those times when the weather calls for al fresco dining.


Arkestra was awarded a star by the Michelin Guide in 2024.



A dimly-lit, playful bistro tucked away behind velvet curtains in the front room.


Accessible through a private entrance, the 32-cover dining room is defined by mirrored ceilings, colourful custom-made carpets and low lighting to set the mood. The more informal sibling to Arkestra’s main restaurant offers small plates, local and international wines and curated cocktails from Chef Cenk Debensason’s sophisticated yet vibrant menu.


Ritmo is the ideal location for private events and celebrations.


An audiophile bar serving craft cocktails and savoury snacks. 


Upstairs from the restaurant is the Listening Room – an intimate setting for pre-dinner aperitifs or late-night cocktails and snacks. Palm tree feature walls, lounge seating, low cocktail tables and dim lighting, set the scene, while a wall of vinyl records confirms you are here for the music. The Listening Room hosts a rotation of weekly events where selectors pick records from Arkestra’s collection or bring their own.


Reservations are required for Arkestra. Please call +90 212 970 72 73 between 11:00 - 22:00. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below, and we'll contact you if there's availability to accommodate your request. 

Reservation Date & Time


Arkestra caters different spaces for a variety of special events and private dining. 


To enquire about the private hire options, please email hello@arkestra.com.tr


Etiler, Dilhayat Sokak No: 28 Besiktas,

Restaurant & Ritmo Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 18:00 - 01:00

Listening Room Hours: 
Monday - Saturday: 17:00 - 01:00

+90 212 970 72 73