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Tarihi Karakoy BalIkcIsI Grifin

Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
243 4080
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Ranked #3,076 of 11,048 Restaurants in Istanbul
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A friend and I chose a dinner at Tarihi Karaköy Balikcisi on our first visit to the city, following an Istanbul guide from The Guardian called "The 10 best fish restaurants in Istanbul." Positively surprised using a similar guide called "The 10 best kebab restaurants", as well as a Guardian guide on an Edinburgh trip earlier this year, we would... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wonderful fresh fish cheap for your money! Not not a dramatic setting, but fresh grilled fish all prepared great. We ate at lunch, and I wanted to go see how they grilled my shrimp. Fresh-to-grill.

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paris
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went there during the unrest in 2013 so there were few tourists and the restaurant was literally empty. The chef immediately came to speak to us and led us to the kitchen where he showed us the different things he could make for us. We ended up asking him to serve whatever took his fancy and ended up having... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The best thing about this restaurant is the view. We, in fact, happened to catch it during a summer storm and it was really impressive. However, when we arrived admitting to have no reservations, they gave us one of the side tables when in fact during the whole evening they only had another 3 tables occupied, and it would have... More

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La Grange Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hard to find place, on an "alley", on the fifth floor; great views, near Galata Tower. White table cloths, nice service. We were escorted to the kitchen area to "see" the menu: a beautiful array of fresh fish to choose from, and a tray showint the mezes to start. Wonderful wine (the only time we could say that)

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Istanbul, Turkey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I never try loudy advertisements, but this time after so many years I tried this palace. First they asked reservation, after our confirmation they put us at the worst Place in restaurant , I asked and they said everywhere is full, but till our leaving time restaurant was half full. Then all starters were worst of their kinds also their... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I am shocked by the negative reviews of this wonderful place! I agree that it is hard to find and I took a car. I also met Turkish friends there, and this is not a tourist place - at many restaurants in Istanbul, no one speaks English. I am used to paying well for good food, and the fish was... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

When the food isn't extrordinary, when the service is terrible and the prices are too high: then the great view doesn't matter! The awkard funeral music doesn't make it any better. I've never felt as uncomfortable as I did at Grifin.

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Dhahran
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went to the Karakoy Balikcisi on our first night in Istanbul. Expectations were high, not at last by the difficulty finding it - like a good old treasure hunt. The Karakoy Balikcisi claims very high credentials so I should point out that my review compares it to the top range of restaurants I have been to. The restaurant is... More

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Herts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Agree with others who comment on the lack of menu, prices and uncertainty of choice. However we still loved the experience and of course the magnificent views. The staff were friendly and helpful and the fish really was superb. Not easy to locate the restaurant but it was well worth the effort to find this gem. Also appreciated the fact... More

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Address: Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Phone Number: 243 4080
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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