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Sirkeci Balikcisi

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Tayyar Sokak No. 5, Istanbul 34283, Turkey
528 4344
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Impeccable service, impeccable food, as long as you like fish. Great range of mezes surpassed only by the range of the fish, fresh fish, really fresh. The Sea Bass was superb. It does get very busy so do book!

Thank OdysseusHerts
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Fantastic food and really funny waiters who kept joking with us and gave us dee dessert. Would happily go back and recommend to others. Lovely food and atmosphere and well priced too!

Thank Newfylafkan
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I can't believe it's taken me 10 months to say how good this little resto is. We were in Turkey almost three weeks, and ate at almost 20 different restaurants - but this was the best of the lot. Only sorry we discovered it on our last night in Istanbul! The two of us arrived (unbooked) about the same time... More 

Thank BampaOwl
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I had a very good meal here. The grilled snapper served with rocket salad and (curiously?) a piece of cold boiled potato was simple but delicious. I also really liked the eggplant starter, bread basket and complimentary semolina and ice cream desert. Altogether, it was very good value. What made this a very pleasant evening for me was the service.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We ate here on our last night in istanbul and it was the best dining experience we had. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the fish telling us where and when they were caught and the best ways to cook/eat. Atmosphere was well-to-do but relaxed. Very romantic. Prices were very cheap for the quality of food we got,... More 

Thank alexalchin
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is an excellent fish restaurant in Istanbul. Very tasty fish dishes, interesting starters and fresh local fish as main courses. Not complicated - simply very fine fish. A good wine list with excellent local wines at good prices. Locals seams to visit the restaurant as well as tourists.

Thank tomarcStockholm
Ellicott City MD
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Located in the Sirkeci Konak (see my review of that) this small restaurant serves fish. Service was excellent and the food quite good. I got the fish platter as an appetizer, served with a small salad. My wife got the seafood crepes and both were quite good. I got the grilled fish and she got the prawns for our main... More 

Thank markjoe
Washington D.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The restaurant is located in a quiet street off crowded Alemdar drag and outside sitting is quite lovely. But other than that there is not much good to be said about Balikcisi (good service, decent house white wine.) I ordered blue fish and got 5 small grilled fishes (blue fish is much smaller in Turkey than in the U.S.) and... More 

1 Thank azan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Appetizer was good but the grilled fish was dry and tasteless.

1 Thank PAlaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Fantastic seafood at a reasonable price. The ladies even got a gift at the end of the night

1 Thank JacTehran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $57
Seafood, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayyar Sokak No. 5, Istanbul 34283, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 528 4344
Sirkeci Balikcisi where you can taste the special flavors of the seafoods from the seas of Turkey that have different water characteristics serves you at an indoor site at the ground floor.

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