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Fener Restaurant

Telli Odalar Sokak. No 5 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
212 516 4002
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Ranked #111 of 10,960 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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As usual in Istanbul we were collected by the restaurants shuttle. On arrival a tray of starter dishes was brought to the table, about 20 in all, for us to choose whichever we wanted, then the lovely fresh bread. We then were presented with a tray of freshly caught fresh, very difficult to decide which to have but we opted... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Liked the food and local dining experience. Great fish dishes. Restaurant will send a courtesy car to and from your hotel.

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San Rafael, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the place to go for fresh fish along with a wonderful selection of appetizers. They picked us up at the hotel and brought us home afterwards with no added charge. For a great meal at a quiet location this is the place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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