A flight of slender steps in fashionable Nişantaşı leads to Istanbul’s most unique dining and drinking experience: NOPA.

Classic but modern, stylish yet unstuffy, NOPA blends Mediterranean cuisine with Asian and Nikkei Peruvian accents, while serving excellent cuts of beef, ox and lamb. It is also exceptional architecturally: set under a monumental domed glass roof – that fully opens, weather permitting – NOPA’s walls are covered in a verdant vertical garden and private waterfall, inviting you to experience a 180-degree view, 365 days a year. In line with its design that blurs indoor and outdoor, NOPA’s menu and atmosphere also transform according to the season, and even to the time of day. Whether you come for a quick bite and gossip at a private booth at lunch, for an after-work drink with colleagues, or a romantic meal, NOPA will mold itself to your mood.

Opened in April 2014, NOPA is the brainchild of the team behind two of Istanbul’s most beloved homegrown brands—The House Café and The House Hotel—and builds on their reputation for affordable luxury and intimate service. Designed by their long-term collaborator, Autoban, NOPA features a glamorous curved bar, leather banquettes and antique items lovingly chosen from Istanbul’s flea markets.

An innovative concept that brings together gastronomy, nature, design, cocktail culture and nightlife, NOPA is where fine dining meets good times.