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Sultanahmet Fish House

#64 of 11,896 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Sultanahmet
Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian
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Prof. K. Ismail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
90 212 527 44 41
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Cool restaurant at the center of Istanbul!:)

Very fresh and tasty fish! The best fish at the center of the city, in my opinion. Amazing local desserts and not expensive at all :) Hospitable service! I strongly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nastya S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very fresh and tasty fish! The best fish at the center of the city, in my opinion. Amazing local desserts and not expensive at all :) Hospitable service! I strongly recommend!

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Thank Nastya S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Sultanahmet Fish House because our receptionist at our hotel told us we would get great local fish dishes there. First off all the restaurant is very nicely decorated and really comfy. We ordered the stuffed calamari and the saffron sea bass and both dishes were great and very tasteful made with local fresh fish (from the Black... More 

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Thank Mylène S
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice small restaurant in the old city. However the food wasn't as good as the some of the other top rated restaurants in the area. I had the fish casserole with was alright

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Thank Kishore N
Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a nice surprise to find a very similar Italian "Osteria" . I apreciate that the waiters not wait in front of restaurant to catch a customers! The fish was very taste,and fresh as italian cusine!! The menu is also in italian language. Non so come mai ma l'atmosfera che emanava era accogliente e di casa..sembra un osteria italiana! raccomando!!!

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Thank Daniele D
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been there with two children, one is small. The table was prepared very quickly. The waiters were very attentive but not too serious, sometimes joking during the conversation, very relaxing and just the way it should. All ordered dishes were served accurately, the fish was fantastic and the wine was good. The music was good chosen and not too... More 

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Thank Alexey T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten there twice; unpretentious restaurant with excellent food and friendly, attentive service both times. My wife and son shared the salt encrusted fish on our last visit, and it was by far the culinary highlight of our trip. Highly recommend.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This restaurant is small and informal and has outside and inside seating. Outdoor seating is on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, nothing fancy We are from Florida and can say that we had the best fish served at this restaurant that we can remember eating. We ordered the whole fish for 2. It came with a salad, bread... More 

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2 Thank Susan K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Fish House is truly excellent. The seafood is fresh and everything is delicious, and our meal was surprisingly inexpensive given the menu, quality and decor. The menu is inventive, and not just the same as you see at all other mid-range price restaurants in Istanbul. Our servers were incredibly friendly and attentive. Overall, this was the best meal we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Small restaurant in the city but wow, amazing food and brilliant service, friendly and most helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Spent a wet but very rewarding morning exploring the Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia - both spectacular and wonderful - Our guide wanted us to go to some touristy place on the main road - we knew better - This wonderful restaurant is less than a 2 min walk from the corner of the Hagia Sophia and very well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prof. K. Ismail 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: Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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Sultanahmet
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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