Kitchen Istanbul to open on Market St

A Turkish restaurant is opening soon in the former Tropicos Breeze location at 1744 NW Market St.

Tropicos Breeze closed in March after two years operating on Market St. Prior to that, the space was home to Golden Beetle and Young American Ale House.

Now, owner Levent Sahin (also of Ada’s Restaurant in Phinney Ridge) is opening his second Seattle eatery, Kitchen Istanbul.

Sahin says the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, and will specialize in Turkish kebabs and seafood. They’ll have many vegan and vegetarian options too, he tells My Ballard.

Sahin, who is from Turkey, has a history of restaurant ownership: prior to moving to Seattle, he lived in San Francisco, where he ran two restaurants for four years.

The restaurant is currently undergoing some renovations, but is set to open in mid-September.

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Isn’t this slated for redevelopment? Is it a super short term lease?


You’re right, there are plans to redevelop this site. Here’s a link: