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Sultanahmet Fish House

Prof. K. Ysmail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14, Istanbul 34400, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
90 212 527 44 41
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Ranked #59 of 10,942 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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90% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went to eat here after reading the recommendations but was disappointed. The owner offered a refund , was very attentive and even changed the dish to another one , however it failed to impress as well.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great small restaurant for seafood with personal attention from the owner Mr. Oktay. The food was good and was not that expensive. I recommend it if you are in Sultanahmet area, in Istanbul.

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Lovere, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant has added to my splendid memories of Istanbul. We are expert in fish, so believe me, you will not be disappointed to eat fish in this small, very nicely furnished restaurant, with kind and friendly staff, situated in a strategic point in Sultanhamet, close to the main monuments, but not too close to hear noises, so you may... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My Wife and I visited this restaurant on a recent visit to Istanbul. We did book in advance and I would suggest that this is a good idea , as it is not large and was full on the evening we were there. The service was very good and nothing was too much trouble. The wine list was adequate, although... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having had so many excellent meals at a large number of cafes and restaurants in Turkey over the past four weeks I've probably been both lucky and spoiled. However tonight's meal at Sultanahmet Fish House wasn't particularly special for me, unfortunately. I don't like giving bad reviews especially when the owner and staff are friendly and helpful but if they... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We're fish-lovers but were left disappointed - I simply can not believe the score this restaurant has achieved here on Tripadvisor... The fish was not very fresh and had an unpleasant taste. In addition, it was fried too long, making it dry and feel sticky in the mouth. Maybe we were unlucky, but there is more than one step up... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Fish was poorly seasoned, fries were not fried hot enough. There were few customers and zero locals and it was obvious why. Owner was never in the kitchen.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well, of course there are loads of tourists in this place in the heart of the tourist area. We chose it one rainy night on the basis of being nearby and looking ok. It is not plush or high design but it is pleasant inside. The food was not massively sophisticated but really pretty good and reasonably priced. They had... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dinner - recommended by the night clerk at White House Hotel, when we arrived at this small, street front restaurant, we were greeted by the owner. Not your average fish restaurant. Unless you know your fish, best to tell the owner your preferences and be treated to a meal to your taste. I had sea bass. Fantastic. Attentive service. Reasonably... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ate here last week and it was the third of the fish restaurants we tried in Sultanahmet. They were all good, but this place was different in that you are treated like a local and given really excellent advice on what to eat or what fish is recommended that day. Everything was good and wonderfully prepared. We had calamaris,... More

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