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Balikci Sabahattin

Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 18 24
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“sea bass” (57 reviews)
“snapper” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (47 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
€€ - €€€
Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After reading about this restaurant in our Lonely Planet guide we were very keen to visit as it was next to our hotel and we were looking forward to a fresh fish meal in Istanbul. This is what we experienced: - Very poor and unattentive...More

Thank kaela29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Erkan Turk from the Travel Store Turkey recommended this Seafood restaurant to us..and men he was right! Excellent fresh fish and seafood ! It;s heaven for fish lovers! Excellent service and very quite place!

Thank Tamarys B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really hidden gem. Perfect place with a 5 star service. The food was amazing at a fair price. We ordered sea bass on the grill and we got the best fish we ever had.

Thank Mihai M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a little off the beaten track but well worth a visit. They serve no meat, just a huge array of fish Meze and main dishes. There were a few vegetable mezes and salads, and these were extremely good. The food is outstanding,...More

Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was friendly and helpful . The starters were good - mussels and rice , grilled calamari , spinach , salads etc . The fish mains - red snapper and a brace of mullet grilled with lemon and a side salad were divine ....More

Thank doitwhileyoucan71
Reviewed 14 March 2018

On our first evening in Istanbul, we wanted something simple and informal. The hotel is (Four Seasons) made several recommendations and this was one of them, which we chose because of its proximity. We had a huge turbot between us, which we were able to...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

They have all types of fish and the snapper I ordered was simply grilled without fan fare which is just what I wanted to taste fresh seafood. The place was pretty busy with well-to-do locals at 4:30 pm so I can imagine it must be...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Off the beaten track, but don't let that stop you visiting. We felt that we were the only ones who hadn't been there before ie most of the Customers seemed to be from Istanbul. Wonderful display of Meze. Beautiful selection of Fish (Don't go to...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I liked the place, it's rustic but nice and comfortable. Perfect to escape from the cold night. I had an entrée, which I don't remember, and red perch with çai. It was delicious. You're looking to spend as of 30 US dollars per person onwards....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Very arrogant and poor service while they welcome you. Poor service during dinner. It is totally overrated. Just stay away

2  Thank Hakan H
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16 November 2016|
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Response from Gandibober | Reviewed this property |
Oops, have not seen this question before. We paid some USD75 for two of us (with wine), which was worth every penny; and I really do not know opening hours, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 18 24
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