Fooding Sessions: SoSa Kanyon
Last night I headed to Kanyon with a friend to check if Harvey Nichols had finally opened up and to my great disappointment, it hadn’t. Obviously, I should be used to this because we’ve only been expecting it to open up for the last two years. Who would’ve thought it’d take so long?
After being greeted by closed doors and a non chalant looking security guard, we headed towards the very posh and luxurious food court hosted by Kanyon and decided after much thinking and bickering to settle for a salad at SoSa. I’ve already eaten at SoSa before but I had only tried the one in Akmerkez which was decent enough.
We were welcomed with warm smiles and seated immediatly.
The Akmerkez eatery doesn’t service tables but the one in Kanyon does. We were handed menus and left alone to chose. SoSA being health oriented, you won’t find anything unhealthy on their menu.
You are also given a list of juices that are available and that were featured in various magazines since healthy living is such a hype in Istanbul (why the smoking level hasn’t gone down is still a mystery though). Our very polite and nice waiter came back and asked for our order. I wanted grilled Salmon which sounded delicious but was told that none of the warm dishes that were listed on the menu were available. I then asked for grilled mushrooms but was told there were no mushrooms. I then asked for fresh iced green tea but was told.. that there wasn’t any either (do you see the pattern?)
I settled for a grilled chicken salad and my friend grabbed a grilled veggies salad.
The dishes are around 10YTL each and the soft drinks around 2.50YTL each (6YTL for wine). The fresh fruit juices are around 6YTL also.
I have to say that I expected better from a place like SoSA, they’ve been open for months, one would think that they’d be ready to provide whatever is listed on the menu. Why list something on the menu if you can’t serve it to your customers? I hate that.
Anyway, our salads arrived and the sauces were on the table so we digged away at our food. I got weird looks from the waiters while taking pictures but got out of it alive. The bread served was very nice, it was whole grain with olives, delicious.
All in all, if you’d like a decent salad, give SoSA Kanyon a try. Don’t go out of your way to get a table there though, it’s not worth it.