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Fener Restaurant

#59 of 11,106 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Seafood, European, Turkish
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Telli Odalar Sokak. No:5 | Kumkapi/Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 516 4002
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Fish definitely the dish of the day

The fish was lovely and fresh, the staff exceptionally friendly. We even had a violinist serenading the diners! The only fly in the ointment was that we were only given one chip per meal. My friend asked for rice but that came quite a bit after the main fish course. We assumed that we would get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Judy3good
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The fish was lovely and fresh, the staff exceptionally friendly. We even had a violinist serenading the diners! The only fly in the ointment was that we were only given one chip per meal. My friend asked for rice but that came quite a bit after the main fish course. We assumed that we would get a serving of chips,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Off the beaten tourist track, Fener Fish Restaurant is in the reasonably accessible neighbourhood of Kumkapi in Istanbul. The atmosphere is welcoming, unpretentious and honest; the service quick and friendly; the food perfectly prepared, tastefully presented and delicious to consume. The restaurant's interior is beautiful and spacious. We thought our bill was very reasonable for what we got. Lastly, it... More 

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went here for dinner on an advice from a Turkish colleague in New York, and we were definitely not disappointed. We arrived a bit early for dinner and got seated at a lovely table by the street. The waiter and restaurant partner were very friendly. They took the time to explain the menu and recommend in-season fish. When we... More 

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Absolutly delicious, not expensive, with a very friendly staff, in a really nice place of istanbul, we definitely recommend it!

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nice and tasty food in a authentic folklorist atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. (Got a free dessert as a thank you). Recommended for who's looking for an immersive experience in the local culture!

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Kumkapi is a really interesting area that gets quite Lovely in the evenings and makes you feel like you're on holiday! We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel, and whilst it's slightly off the main drag, and not immediately appealing the food is incredibly good. A hi.t shrimp starter followed by sea bass was very good, but there was... More 

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I liked the quality of everything at this restaurant, especially the fish stew. The prices were reasonable and service was excellent. I had a surprisingly nice glass of Turkish Chardonnay to go with my meal.

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

Decatur, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fener is a small seafood restaurant on the south side of the old city in Istanbul. It's a bit hard to find, but that doesn't really matter because they'll send a free shuttle to pick you up at your hotel. The service is excellent, and the food delicious. They bring out a large platter with one example of each type... More 

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Superb service, atmosphere and of course food and wine. We loved it so much we went 2 night in a row. At some point in the night musicians come in and start playing. They have unique live presentation of food when you're choosing what to order. Free delivery to and from the restaurant. Great owners, and employees. 5*, if in... More 

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We liked the Sea Bass and the whole Fish Bream dishes we ordered as well as calamari and roasted eggplant dip. There were extra dips and salad brought to our table gratis...very nice and welcoming wait staff. They also gave us a ride back to our hotel after we toured the neighborhood on foot...we were treated very well...you won't be... More 

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FENER RESTAURANT Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to FENER RESTAURANT ıt is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satısfied with our best food and friendl service we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future FENER RESTAURANT More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Telli Odalar Sokak. No:5 | Kumkapi/Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 516 4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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