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Ahirkapi Balikcisi

Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 49 88
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea bream” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
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Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love it when i roam around and find a jewel in a street i thought i got lost. That is how i ended up in this cozy restaurant. The outside area has more seats. Most of their clients are locals. Only one waiter speaks...More

Thank Inas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this seafood restaurant after seeing it in a number of food guides for Istanbul including in food sections of uk national newspapers . Being in Istanbul with its many fisheries, seas and surrounding oceans, we wanted to try an authentic Turkish seafood restaurant,...More

Thank TM Q
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The best fish we had in Istanbul. Is a very small and local place located in a backstreet of Istanbul. We tried the shrimps and the sea bass and both of them were just amazing.

Thank Julio B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Horrible service, horrible wine!!! We ordered wine and beer and the wine was rotten, we informed the waiter and he got mad, almost yelled at us and he didn’t even try to compensate us. We paid and left, never will come back and advice it...More

Thank Alejandro Z
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The fish was freshly and excellently prepared although the place is definitely not easy to find, but the ambience was friendly. It is one of the best places in the world to enjoy fresh fish and cooked to simply perfection.

1  Thank Bronte T
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Following reviews both here and in Lonely Planet we searched out this restaurant. The food was fresh and tasty, drinks were bought from a shop across the street. Very friendly service although the choice, even on the small menu, was limited; this was due to...More

Thank Geoff_and_Juls
Reviewed 31 October 2017

So much fun father in law tried it out few times and invited us his family...absolutely of the beaten track. Best fish I have had long time. Missed meze starters with fish amazing prawns, amazing squid and sea bream........very local and off the beaten track...

Thank Keramslon
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It has been a while since my last visit to this old school, authentic fish restaurant. From the moment I arrived owner Mr Ugur recognised me and we had a pleasant chat and showed me a table with clean white table cloth and talk me...More

Thank Emre G
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We were lured here by the excellent reviews & the positive guardian article. It is off the beaten track but a very short taxi ride. As a traveller we always yearn for an authentic experience however the irony is our very presence compromises this authenticity...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Small restaurant with a limited menu; however what they serve is fresh and very good!! Had the tuna appetizer, excellent! Shared a sea bream which was well prepared, great taste. Try the Turkish wine, which was very good. Will go back when in the area.

Thank Peter_vB2015
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 49 88
  • E-mail
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