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Fener Restaurant

Telli Odalar Sokak. No 5 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
212 516 4002
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Ranked #61 of 10,971 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: kumkapi istanbuls historical peninsula is one of the most beautiful districts of the marmara sea coast traces the cennturies of the byzantine period he name of this neighborhood was Kontoskalion which means a small pier the name of the sand gate you go towards yedikule ahırkapı the marmara sea was the fifth of the city gates at that time district unloaded cargo ships loaded wiht sand as all sailors in the port area after a long journey point for recreation and entertainment kumkapi fisherman and taverns since the early days of history made famous since it was founded centuries ago to serve the same purpose .....
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We found out about Fener from several locals, including our hotel staff. Since Kumkapi is difficult to access by public transit, the restaurant sent a shuttle to pick us up. The fish was obviously freshly caught; in fact, they showed us both the appetizers and the raw fish on a plate! In terms of the preparation, the food was overall... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Small local fish restaurant. Located in a quiet street a few meters from central square of Kumkapi district. We enjoyed good mezes and fish. Local wines. Go there if you want to avoid tour operator big tables of main street restaurants. Mustafa was very pleasant with us.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not only do they have live Turkish music, food is excellent! They bring the raw fish to you to choose from and they cook it. The various plates are brought to you as well like dimsum to select what you want. If not for the man we came across at the fish market in town to recommend this place, we... More

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Super nice wait staff, amazing food etc. We had a fried shrimp, very good as well- tasted fresh for sure.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The restaurant was very nice, The service was outstanding and the food, the food was very well prepared and all the food was very fresh. The flower delivery I had set up was also fery nice, beautiful flowers and they were on the table when we arrived. They will make it a point to ensure they fulfill every request...and with... More

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Moscow, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We travelled all the way from Galata tower to this Kumkapi restaurant. We were the first on the terrace that evening. But the place got quickly packed with other guests. Everything was very tasty and served appropriately. It seems to be a very nice family restaurant. We got coffee and fruits from the house and could not resist the proposal... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant, food and service always outstanding, we go there everytime we're in Istanbul and it never disappoints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed our evening so much and Moustafa was so kind and generous!! The food was great!! Definitely recommend it! Maria&Maria

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Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant has a spate of reviews from locals, all very similarly written, some of whom seem to only like two restaurants and all of whom seem to love Mustafa at both this restaurant and the Saltanahmet Buhara Kebab House.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent seabaas great greenbeans great ambiance very friendly service recommended fener Restaurant' ,,,,

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