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Kumkapi Historical Restaurant

#733 of 11,913 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Mesih Pasa Mah. Buyuk Komurcu Sok. No:25 | Kumkapi, Fatih, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
+90 212 517 6251
10:00 - 03:00
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had the most delicious lunch at the Kumkapi in the delightful little square where six side streets meet in the Fatih district of Istanbul. I had roasted fresh fish with potatoes and a green salad, which I doused with the divine pomegranate nectar dressing. Mmmm! I would go there every day for lunch if I could.

Thank BrightonTopTen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

High quality foods with warm service and good pricing:) Pasa (owner) of place was incredible marketing and result oriented person. He was unbeleiavable generous person. It was a perfect typical Kumkapı night for us.

Thank emre s
Ulverstone, Australia
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We got sucked in to this place with offer of free dessert which was only a plate of fresh fruit (we couldn't choose) We knew when they bought out the water not to touch it but when they brought out bread and dipping oil we thought this was complimentary BIG MISTAKE they will charge you! . We ordered dolmades from... More 

Thank Lredman
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It was a nice place, the owner was a very friendly guy. I continously stated that we (me and my gf) have no more than 30 tl left, but he insisted to sit and eat, he'll only charge 30. And in contrast to the other reviews, he kept his promise. We ate 2 fried fishes with salad, drank 4 teas,... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

watch the price !!. get a price before you start. the owner told us ignore the price list for the bottles of wine he will do a deal ...but he did not . Alcohol very expensive.we had a very pleasant eve.

Thank Michelle G
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant at the centre of Kumkapi near the fountain. Food is good and they give you free Turkish Sweet, Apple Tea and Fruit platter..we also got 20% discount...sounds good right well not so great read why... Important: 1. We ordered for approx 50TL but when we recieved the bill it was for 75TL 2. They randomly... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I found this restaurant a very convenient place to eat as this was very near from my Hotel Best Western Amber. So I came to this restaurant twice and the staff were very friendly too. They spoke good english and helped me to select my dinner. The first time I had a shish Taouk and a grilled fish. Overall it... More 

Thank Debasish K
Barış A, Sahibi at Kumkapi Historical Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks to the nice comments My teammates and I were happy We'll note Regarding spices Thank you again happy Days see you again KUMKAPI HİSTORİCAL RESTAURANT. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I ended up at Kumkapi Historical after the owner stopped me walking by earlier in the day; first day in Istanbul, I knew they'd try to do that, but the menu looked good and it was close to the hotel. Great great choice to go for supper. We got the rock salt fish - such an awesome firey presentation, plus... More 

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Barış A, Sahibi at Kumkapi Historical Restaurant, responded to this review

we happy Thank you for honoring us beauty be with you again We expect we will be happy again thank you good days :) KUMKAPI HİSTORİCAL RESTAURANT More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The dinner was not bad but the service very disappointing! We end up paying different price than what we eat. They also add service charge what we were not informed at the beginning. The bold waiter looking after us was absolutely impudent... The host was nice and friendly guy! But wouldn't go back there!

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Barış A, Sahibi at Kumkapi Historical Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi , thanks for critical comment Here we take into account in order to better serve you we improve with our teammates We will do our best Errors will be corrected see you again happy Days historical kumkapı restaurant. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Very friendly servers/owner and good food, but ordering lobster was a big mistake. 550 TL for one lobster that was arranged in a beautyfull way is extremely overpriced!!! and we felt tricked. Ofcourse lobster was our own choice but had to try it :) When the lobster came to our table it was nicely decorated, but the lobster was already... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
European, Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mesih Pasa Mah. Buyuk Komurcu Sok. No:25 | Kumkapi, Fatih, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 6251
You will taste the best examples of turkish and world cuisine as they are prepared by our experienced and master chefs with daily sea foods and fresh meats! All of these flavours are with the presentation of our cheerful and experienced service personnel and as being accompanied with live music and with wide ranging beverages menu...

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