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Sultanahmet Fish House

#90 of 11,151 Restaurants in Istanbul
#102 of 11,607 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian
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Prof. K. Ysmail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
90 212 527 44 41
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The salt cooked fish!

We are seafood lovers and on our last evening in Istanbul we were hoping to for a seafood feast and this place certainly satisfied our hunger. We arrived late but the staff were very accommodating kept the kitchen open because we had a reservation. They were incredibly friendly and fun, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Ronn1222
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Going as a couple, we were having a good time here, the service was good, polite and friendly. What annoyed me however was that we took the shared salt cooked fish dish, and as a "flourish" they poured flammable liquid on top and lit it. I dont want you to pour lighter fluid/sprits on my dinner, ok you may impress... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are seafood lovers and on our last evening in Istanbul we were hoping to for a seafood feast and this place certainly satisfied our hunger. We arrived late but the staff were very accommodating kept the kitchen open because we had a reservation. They were incredibly friendly and fun, the service was flawless and they certainly went out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on our second night in Istanbul on the basis of other Trip Advisor recommendations. It did not disappoint. We had mezze and calamari starters (the calamari was a little soggy but very fresh) followed by Baked salted sea bass which was served and filleted at the table. The fish was superb and the accompanying salad and... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We didn't book in advance but from the time we entered we felt very welcome - we liked it so much the first time that we returned the following night as well which was our last night in Istanbul. You must try the fish baked in salt - it is really delicious but all the fish is fresh so whatever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great little restaurant in Istanbul, not far from the major attractions. The fish was extremely fresh and well-prepared--I love it when they show you the fish before they cook it. If you've never had the sea salt-encrusted Bream before, don't hesitate--go for it! The wait staff is funny, engaging, and prompt. Will certainly return here again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Cosy place tucked into a far corner of a busy tourist neighborhood - we sought it out to take a break from kebabs. Lived up to its ratings - we loved the food and the service. Mostly we liked that everything was understated and relaxed as far as ambience goes. The food was great - we particularly recommend the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went to Sulanahmet Fish House for two meals and had the most delicious fresh fish. Ramo the manager would go to the kitchen to find out the fish that was best that day and advise us on the menu with his perfect English. On our first visit to the restaurant after our meal Ramo brought us a dish of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great restaurant where you can eat good fish, I loved this experience, this restaurant offers fresh fish with an oriental feeling. Superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Amazing service, incredible quality fish, friendly staff, English speaking. Enjoyed the Efes beer, grilled sea bream, "the best swordfish I ever had." Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

In a neighbourhood of mediocre restaurants, this is a gem -- the fish is fresh and beautiful, the other options are plentiful and well prepared, and the service is friendly, helpful and pampering in the right ways. I was traveling alone and felt like I had a great dining experience, not just a meal.

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Address: Prof. K. Ysmail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 212 527 44 41
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prof. K. Ysmail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 90 212 527 44 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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