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Sultanahmet Fish House

#89 of 11,312 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Sultanahmet - Old City
Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 79
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  • 25
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful Food and Excellent Atmosphere

It is our first visit to the restaurant and we found it on trip advisor. Food is very tasty and fresh. We had a great time and excellent food. Thank you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Abdulah S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It is our first visit to the restaurant and we found it on trip advisor. Food is very tasty and fresh. We had a great time and excellent food. Thank you.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening. Sat upstairs so a bit quiet but the service and food excellent with salmon and sea bass main courses perfectly cooked - def recommend

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This small quasi-dive was highly recommended by a good friend as well as the concierge at my hotel, so I made a point of stopping in for dinner. The ambience was nice, but the place was pretty much empty - luckily, as it turns out, for me since reservations are usually required. The staff was polite, but somewhat distant and... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

nice people serve clean and tasty seafood!!!!! Gentle and nice portions!you have to go and see yourselves!also people who give you info about everything and speak English!that was surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!from Greece with love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' !!!!!!!!!!!!! I will return 100%

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Washington, DC
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11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I should have known not to go on a Sunday night (do they get in fresh fish on Sunday)? At 8pm, there were two other couples in the restaurant. We ordered humus and anchovies for an appetizer. I get much better humus at my local Safeway grocery store! The anchovies seemed fresh; I guess I’d expected more of a bite.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Out hotel manager recommended that we try this restaurant and we are happy that we did. Excellent food and cozy ambience. the hotel is a short walk away from the main tourist attractions. Do try the fried horse mackerel and the sautéed prawns! yum-o!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As the restaurant is located on the way to grand bazaar we have checked its menü during our return way to our hotel and decided to eat here. It has a great location thet everyone can reach by walking. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by the most friendly of hosts. the menu is not extensive but... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We wanted to try something cozy and nice and were delighted here. We made a meal of hummus, spicy tomato paste, aubergines, fried anchovies and calamari - all very delicious. Our young waiter was very helpful and not at all pushy; a welcome relief. Lovely and local.

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Strolling in front of it we decided to make a reservation. The unassuming look inspired me. It was a good idea, they had to (gently) reject twice as many customers as they could accept. Their specialty is the sea bass cooked in a salt crust, simple recipe but perfectly done. Try also the local dishes, everything is very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The shrimp appetizer was okay but the main draw was the sea bass in salt. At 130 lira. it is not cheap and although billed as for two, it can easily be eaten by one person. These are all matters not of great import as the fish itself is cooked to perfection -- among the best fish meals I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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