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Tarihi Karakoy BalIkcIsI Grifin

#3,303 of 11,565 Restaurants in Istanbul}
€€ - €€€Turkish, Seafood, Soups
Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
243 4080
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible22%
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“fish soup” (12 reviews)
“skewers” (6 reviews)
“halwa” (2 reviews)
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Turkish, Seafood, Soups
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Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is the first time I dined at this restaurant for a 'girls' night out' and loved it! It is a restaurant which is situated in a historical building in the heart of Karaköy and has wonderful views of the Karaköy Bridge and historical Istanbul...More

Thank Zeynep T
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This may be my 100+ visit at this authentic Karakoy fish restaurant aver 40+ years. If you want real fish with a stable taste over the years, you should visit them. I usually get a half fish soup and a salad afterwards. As a mid...More

Thank nkohen
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This restaurant is situated on the entrance level of a historical building in the heart of 'Persembepazari' which is in the Istanbul hardware market. It is a simple restaurant with wooden tables with no tableclothes. I have been visiting it for at least 40 years....More

Thank nkohen
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

He history and culture found in this Fish restaurant is one of the oldest in Istanbul. Left over from generation to generation, the taste we had were truly one if the best iv had in istanbul, and im local. WARNING!! Dont ask for Salgam or...More

Thank yaztek
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This authentic restaurant seems to have stagnated. Perhaps lack of wild caught fish locally has declined. Their menu has been same for years, only prices went up. They have to reinvent themselves before I revisit.

Thank MuratErtug
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Located in old part of the city nearby hardware stores. Great view of old city, Topkapi Palace and Golden Horn. Specialties: Seabass cooked in paper, lakerda (raw fish) and fish on skewer. Best fish in town. Really!

Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We had the fish soup which was really great! The octopus starter was delicious. For mains my wife had grilled senorita and I had the seabass. Both dishes were very good. We had 3 glasses of wine which were 30 TL each! That was way...More

Thank 813andil
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This restaurant is located at the east of Karakoy side, Galata bridge, Istanbul. I visited this in the evening, and, when I tried to find it, I'm so curious because all the shops near the restaurant were closed and the streets near the restaurant were...More

Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We visited this place as part of a week long trip to Istanbul. This place is difficult to find. Someone in a stationary shop next door took our reservation as restaurant closed. When we arrived nobody had heard of our reservation. Service was very prompt...More

Thank alex w
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I recommend this restaurant, for the food, the wide range of wine (at every price, from very cheap to super expensive). The view is unforgettable, the staff ok. Very nice experience, go and see!

Thank whywhyme2013
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy
is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most
historically significant area, it’s currently one of
the most happening parts of town as well. Here street
vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks
of the Horn where the views of major attractions
across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: 243 4080
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