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Ahirkapi Balikcisi

Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 49 88
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sea bream” (16 reviews)
“calamari” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean
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Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the description in my guidebook, I expected to find this place busy, but there were just a few other people while I was there. Perhaps the locals were out of town on vacation? I was shown the display of various mezze and fish,...More

Thank NormaFaye
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Ugur Abi's place is the one hell of a fish restaurant in Istanbul. You will sense a great hospitality and the best taste of different types of sea-related food. Highly recommended.

1  Thank nestayuzyilli
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent small fish restaurant. We felt very privileged by the service and freshly selected varieties of fish. One of the best fishes in town. You have to book before you go otherwise you will be not be able to find a table....More

1  Thank Kerem O
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food & lovely genuine people. Unpretentious & off the beaten track, well worth a detour. They catch their own fish fresh on the day. Highly recommended.

1  Thank josegross
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Well of the beaten track in the back blocks of Sultenahmet. We were introduced by the the owners of our accommodation to this no frills seafood restaurant. Dined here twice for the freshest seafood. Don't expect fine dining, this a a very basic little restaurant...More

1  Thank kroe55
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is one of those experiences that stays in mind for a long long time. The place is not always easy to find, but the ambience and taste of food is good specially the cold mezes, brilliant!

2  Thank jirsheid
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Unique small but tasty restaurant, staff very friendly, authentic local enviornment, i strongly reccomend if you like to taste local fish

1  Thank Mihail C
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place twice in for days, once as a couple and once with friends. The fish is excellently prepared, and you can the specimen of choice for cooking. The dishes are simple; excellent fish with a small salad, and/or excellent meze. We found...More

1  Thank JarleEkanger
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Quality seafood we all deserve but find rarely... A must for adequate İstanbul experience; be sure you are simply hungry and leave yourselves to Ugur's (the owner) safe hands

1  Thank kadrialtug
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place in may with friends We wanted to have a fish dinner and ended up in an alley around the blue mosque. This place had good sea menu

1  Thank lukebravo
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 49 88
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