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Akin Balik

Arap Cami Mahallesi, Fermeneciler Cad. Ali Yazici Sok. No: 4/D | Beyoglu, Gumruk Han, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 244 9776
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
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“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
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Arap Cami Mahallesi, Fermeneciler Cad. Ali Yazici Sok. No: 4/D | Beyoglu, Gumruk Han, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

A cafe near the fish market and the Galata bridge. Restaurant for local, all the fish on the best! The waiter told what fish is seasonal. Tasty, as always, all fresh, waiters are friendly, quickly perform their work. Modest interior. Have tried seabass, squid, hamsu...More

3  Thank archil a
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic shrimps and calamari, good price, beautiful view of the Galata Bridge and the Golden Horn. My most favorite restaurant in that area

Thank Ozgur G
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The view is great, the fish is always fresh, the raki is cold and the meze are delicious. The staff are very professional and the price is reasonable. Reservations are a good idea.

Thank takingtea
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great taste.... Great prices... Haven't tasted better food in long time :) You should definitely come here

Thank uzair m
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant for a great dinner in Istanbul. The food was really outstanding. Everything was freshly caught and prepared. They were very busy and English was limited but I can say they went out of there way to accommodate me. Would make...More

Thank Toconnell107
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This place is really well located, open late, serves the freshest fish. They have no menu, waiter tells you what's available. Home-made meza (appetizers) which are being carried around on large trays are excellent. Also fish soup of the day (only one on the menu),...More

Thank Anri C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is not your typical tourist restaurant but it really has fresh fish from the market. It's a bit tricky to find but it's right outside the local fish market. Nothing fancy but very fresh delicious fish. You choose what you like and they cook...More

Thank nermin m
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Close to the fish market in Karaköy and therefore a little hidden is the Akın Balık. The restaurant is always very crowded (lots of locals eat here) so you should definitely reserve a table before you go there. We didn't know that it would be...More

Thank AnBe1986
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It is a nice choice of low budget though quality fish restaurant in the heart of the city just under the Galata. Great prices and very tasty food. Fresh. Just the service is a little slow and not well communicating. Also ghe surrounding area looks...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

5 yıl kadardır gidememiştim. Buradaki olumsuz yorumları gördükten sonra yurt dışından gelen misafirlerimi götürme konusunda tereddüt yaşadım. Ancak sonunda gitmiş bulunduk. İnanılmaz güzeldi. Çok memnun kalktık, bütün olumsuz yorumlar bir anda silindi gitti. Kesinlikle tavsiye ederim. -- I hadn't gone to this restaurant for about...More

1  Thank hasancansaral
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arap Cami Mahallesi, Fermeneciler Cad. Ali Yazici Sok. No: 4/D | Beyoglu, Gumruk Han, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 244 9776
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