We believe that those who do not take care and preserve their traditions can not have a future. To guarantee the future of our economy, We are very pleased to be able to provide you with the opportunity to share your feelings with our customers. This is what we are doing in a very humble manner. We learned to taste from our traditions and through our traditions. If our traditions are disappearing one by one due to today’s conditions, we believe our future will also disappear if we do not do anything. Within this frame, we have to define our traditions to suit today’s conditions and convey them to the future generations in the correct language. Your taste perception defines your borders. You can not go any further. Even if you go further the things that you create become something totally different. It is not your tradition.

As a restaurant we consider ourselves timeless. Being timeless gives us the opportunity to constantly renew ourselves as we continue our path and learning from our past. This past includes our traditions and lost cultures. We feel it is our duty to reserve it for future generations. Thus we feel like we are a bridge between the past and present, presenting dishes from the past in a modern way that will be accepted in the future. We believe, the way to be a bridge is by giving the mother earth, our past traditions rather than acting like it for sake of it. Bridge has its fottholds on the earth. We have a team that is just learning that. We would like to thank you for your interest in our experience with you.


the neolokal team aims to serve its guests genuine food that is inspired by mother earth and modelled and designed from traditions. and while doing so, they are examining traditional recipes to the finest details, blending in endangered heritage foods. chef maksut aşkar, who is heading the young and curious team says “if we do not protect our food, next generations to come will not have anything left in their hands”. by combining modern techniques and innovative perspective with local cuisine they are presenting a new and refined perception.


At neolokal we offer tastes that we have designed products with the aim to remind you of our traditions that are about to get extinct because they are not being used anymore. In each of these tastes you will find a part of your life or have a glimpse of what these lands offer us. we strive to present you a real, honest meal by knowing each ingredient and its source. to share this endeavour, the good, the right, the real taste with you, we invite you to neolokal.


SALT Galata
Bankalar Avenue
Karaköy 34420 İstanbul Türkiye