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Sultanahmet Fish House

#95 of 11,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
#106 of 11,814 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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$$$$
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Sultanahmet
Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, European, Turkish, Vegetarian, Soups
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Prof. K. Ysmail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
90 212 527 44 41
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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
Street food

We found this restaurant last year, by chance, behind the simplicity of this small place, we found great food especially Seabass in salt crust. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant last year, by chance, behind the simplicity of this small place, we found great food especially Seabass in salt crust. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Sultan Ahmet Fishhouse is located very near to Hagia Sofia and the blue mosque. Altough the area in the main street is very touristic and you hardly get by a restaurant without a waiter trying to get you into his restaurant the street where the fishhouse is located is calmer and a lot nicer. The best word, as written above... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I liked the food and the fact you could pay by credit card. It was very clean inside, they even cleaned the front sidewalk with soap and water. Fish soup was very good, and they also have great desserts and very sweet as well. A bit expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I are on our honeymoon and stopped here as it is just blocks from the Hagia Sofia / Blue Mosque plaza. She's not a fish eater so she ordered lamb chops - I had the seabass in saffron. Both were good but I think the lamb was better. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly, and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family and I went to this resturant twice, because we like it so much. The atmosphere of the restaurant is so friendly and the most important thing it's clean. The staff are so nice and they smile to you, and I loved how they're honest, they tell you what is fresh and what is not "espicailly Saber he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we were 5 and we tried the salt cooked fish, the shrimps and the french fries. It was really were delicious. they serve it with vegetables and salad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Each year, for two or three time, I go in Istanbul, compulsorily I have to eat at Sultanahmet Fish House. The hospitality of Ottavio and his staff is perfect, the cooking is excellent, I suggest the fish at salt, when it arrive on the table is a spectacle, fire, hammer and chisel to break the salt. The balance between quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We are very pleased with dishes and service! Very good! Thank you, Huseyin/Sasha, for your services! Till next time! Good price and quality! Friends from Odessa, Ukraine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A year ago we dined at this fish restaurant and I couldn't forget the wonderful taste of the food! This time around, we came back and I was pleased to see that the owner Mr.Sabir even remembered us! It was a wonderful surprise, he was extremely welcoming and I was happy to back. The staff is amazing, the menu had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a supper here and whilst summer is not the best time of year for fish in Istanbul, we had great quality food and seriously good service from the very professional restaurant manager to the really good young lady waitress. Strongly recommend a visit

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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
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 90 212 527 44 41

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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