All you can eat sushi – really? I exclaimed to my friend.
The other week, I jumped on this sushi steal even though I was exhausted having traveled back and forth to the Asian side and up to Emirgan. I made a date with my friend to meet at the Four Seasons in Sultanahmet for the hotel’s latest concept – Sushi Thursdays.
Last month, the hotel started this special promotion – all you can eat sushi plus 2 glasses of selected Turkish wine for only 95 TL per person. This is an exceptionally good bargain because one sushi roll in Istanbul costs about 20 TL or more and a glass of wine at the Four Seasons is about 30 TL. And most of the time in the city, the sushi is mediocre at best. At least I knew here, I would be getting my money’s worth since my friend had visited the previous week.
The sushi spread featured salmon, sea bass, tuna and veggie rolls as well as sashimi and nigiri. The pieces of tuna were bloody bright red not the pale listless pink I usually see in my sushi rolls elsewhere here in the city. Plus, there were giant bowls of nose-watering wasabi paste and spicy pickled ginger.
My friend and I were in sushi heaven!
In fact, we each went up to the open buffet, which we practically had to ourselves, three times each. Yes, we were rather piggy, but we couldn’t let this sublime sushi go to waste, now could we?
It turns out the chef also happens to be friends of my favorite spice girl, Bilge at Ucuzcular at the Mısır Çarşısı (Spice Bazaar). So we had a chance to meet him and talk to him for a bit.
Who knows how long this sushi deal will last, so call now to make your own reservation for this Thursday.
|Night-time view of the Four Seasons in Sultanahmet|
Tel: +90-212 402 3156
Thursdays only, 7-10 p.m.
Cost is 95 TL per person for the open sushi buffet and 2 glasses of Turkish wine.