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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%
Travellers talk about
“sea bream” (18 reviews)
“calamari” (17 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
Open Now
14:00 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean
££ - £££
Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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81 - 90 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 December 2014

OK so we quickly discovered smoking is acceptable everywhere in Turkey, but a definite low was when the chef lit up in the kitchen and proceeded to cook the food with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth. We sat on the patio that was...More

2  Thank AbbySeanVT
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This is a tiny fish restaurant in Sultanahmet. The place is very simple, but clean and cozy, and located on a very quiet street. The food is delicious and the service is very fast. It was my favourite restaurant for my stay this time in...More

Thank Bugaguli
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We arrived in Istanbul on 16th October. Our first night and we visited this restaurant. Very basic but with a good reputation for the quality of fish dishes. I asked the manager at the outset if he accepted either debit or credit cards, and was...More

2  Thank david_c_pooleac
Reviewed 1 November 2014

We turned up (family of 4) to find a few reserved tables at 6pm. Reservations were for 7.30pm onwards, yet they refused to seat us and made no attempt to accomodate us or ask us to return another day. Appalled

1  Thank Aaseem M
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Our apartment was around the corner of therestaurant and we had past them it already several times. Every night they have guests so we decided to taste the local kitchen besides the kebab for once. The waiter could not speak English but showed us the...More

Thank Merel B
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

We ate here our first night in Istanbul and were shocked at the price of our meal. All we had was a small fish each, a shared salad and a beer each and the total was 125Tl which is much more than we have paid...More

Thank Ros K
Reviewed 18 October 2014

One of our favourite fish meals anywhere in our travels was here. It is tiny, very casual and serves the best seafood in a very simple setting. We selected sea bass from the fridge & it was grilled to perfection. We sat virtually on the...More

Thank Peter_Joan
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

This tiny restaurant is full of flavour . Even if some of the appetizers where a bit too spicey for me, the shrimp and fish are genome all and you get to choose your own fish

Thank lorechannel
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Don't come here for luxury, fancy wine or great service. Come because you're in the area and want some good fresh seafood at reasonable prices. We came in for a swift meal before leaving for the airport and got just what we wanted. Prices I...More

1  Thank George H
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for sumptuous pomp and elaborate decor in a romantic corner of the quarter, this is not the place. However, if you want amazingly fresh, seasonal sea food in an unpretentious and informal setting, and at a reasonable price, then it is.

1  Thank Paul G
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
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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