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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 #73 of 10,971 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Both times I have visited Istanbul I have visited the Sultanahmet Fish House. It is slightly away from the main road bustle and has a lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. All the options are great but if you only visit one night of your trip then I would recommend the fish cooked in salt, not only is there a bit... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is a short hop away from the main thoroughfare and so benefits from quieter atmosphere. We enjoyed our grilled and fried fish- fresh and simply cooked. ( fish, as usual, is expensive in comparison to meat dishes).

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Foster City, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had takeout from here our first night in Istanbul. It was just a few steps from our hotel: White House Hotel Istanbul. Great kababs. and rice.

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Senago, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Best grilled sea bass best restaurant for the fish in this area l recommend Sultanahmet fish house thank you for everything

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A fish house situated at the central point between the grand bazaar and Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern). The easiest way getting to this restaurant is by walking 5minutes from the Cistern, all the way into the road, and the restaurant is situated on your right at a corner. Charcoal-grilled whole seabass/seabream fresh from the sea garnished with rockets salad served... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We ordered the white fish baked in salt and it was served dramatically with fire and then chiseled out of the salt! Best fish I've ever tasted! The owner of the restaurant is personable and reminded us of our favorite proprietor back home at Das Stein Haus--though the food was entirely different!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went here with my husband for dinner and ordered the mixed fish plate for 2 ...more like for an entire family! Each type of fish was delicious and different. My husband is a big eater, but we had lots of leftovers. The staff was wonderful, kind, polite ...served us complimentary tea after our meal. We thought the dish was a... More

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This restaurant was near our hotel and was recommended by a merchant so we tried it. The grilled sea bass was dry (we have been ordering this dish in many other restaurants) and theirs was dry although not fishy. The grilled tuna was a disappointment, no taste at all and was grayish brown in appearance. The fried mullet was not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is a little bit high price but worth it food is great specially the salt fish the place is small but the food is very delicious

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Milan, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great taste of turkish dinner of Bosphorus fish. The staff was kind and food really good. I suggest to take the dessert: hot lust ice cream. It was literally outstanding.

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