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Fener Restaurant

#55 of 11,322 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Telli Odalar Sokak. No 5 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
212 516 4002
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: kumkapi istanbuls historical peninsula is one of the most beautiful...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 177
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Real find

We heeded the advice of other reviewers, avoided the main thoroughfare in Kumkapi and headed for Fener. A Turkish family were having a birthday party in the restaurant, which helped underline we had made the right choice. We went for the sea bass and sole - and the meal worked out at £60 for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We heeded the advice of other reviewers, avoided the main thoroughfare in Kumkapi and headed for Fener. A Turkish family were having a birthday party in the restaurant, which helped underline we had made the right choice. We went for the sea bass and sole - and the meal worked out at £60 for two inc service. Staff were welcoming... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After reading review made in Early February. My wife and I decide to go there. Well what can I say The best of the best for Fish restaurants . Had a 3piece male music band , playing authentic Turkish music, the 3 men were real professionals , The service was exceptional, never had my fish deboned for me. Service like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After a long trip and a long day in work. I went to this restaurant recommended by the hotel.simply It was great . Starting by the shuttle service, the table, food the people the service the music .. Every thing was great. Worm atmosphere and the best part was the after dinner party (may be because it was Valentine day)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

very good atmosphere excelent food the prices are perfect aswell and the staff is amazingly friendly warm cosy place you fell like you are at home also they pick you up they have a shuttle service from the house which makes everything so easy its only EXCELENT.....ı personaly recommend Fener to everyone...

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by one of our friends who used to live in Istanbul. When we called them to make reservation, we were offered round trip ride from hotel and back to hotel. They were on time to pick us up. Everyone was fabulous. The food was great; the service was perfect and the bill was fair. Way cheaper... More 

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Excelent price -quality ratio for a fish restaurant. Not too many choices but each dish is excelent, fresh and prapaired in a special way. Really good service, kindness. At the end we were surprised about home made desert on a house and apple tee.

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Bologna, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Every thing was perfect! Actually I am not that much interested into fishes, but I went because my husband loves sea food. This restaurant changed my idea about sea foods, all dishes we tried there, was really delicious. from starter to dessert every thing was wonderful. I have special taste of sea food, in my idea it is very important... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A beautiful dinner. Hunderds of words are not enough to well epxress my satisfaction at the restaurant. Surely not really cheap but great place, location and atmosphere. You would prefer to be there in the summer or autumn because you would love the garden but anyway it is great because of the food. All kinds of seafood, alcohol served, and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fener Restaurant is right in Kumkapi but not in the middle of the tourist turmoil. You can eat a delicious and reasonably priced fish dinner and have great service with free pick up and drop off from your hotel. I have known the owners for years, have eaten there many times myself and recommend the restaurant highly. Great Job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Best Restaurant Best Service mustafa.Graet shtrimp casserolle ıts soo Good hıghly Recommend ed fener Restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Telli Odalar Sokak. No 5 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 212 516 4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 .....
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?