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Havuzbasi - CLOSED

Kennedy Cd, Muhsine Hatun Mh., 34200 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkei, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 517 39 13
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible11%
Feb 28, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
“Very Pleasant evening”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Turkish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Kennedy Cd, Muhsine Hatun Mh., 34200 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkei, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Same restaurant, it is a total rip-off. This my 27th trip to istanbul, the traffic was horrible. We had to stop here. I thought maybe they changed. They got worse. This the best and the cleanest restaurant on that strip in kumkapi. The mezze is...More

1  Thank Rachid H
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This fish restaurant charges you at Michelin star restaurant level. Unfortunately the food isn't of the same level. We ate in many different restaurants in Istanbul for a week. This restaurant was the most expensive one, but certainly not the best. Afterwards we both suffered...More

2  Thank keukentoerist
Reviewed August 3, 2013

If from Grand Bazaar you are going to the Bosphorus on Tiyatro caddesi, there will be a region of Kumkapi and a set of restaurants already to Bosphorus. Among expensive is also inexpensive, cook well. We went to the coast of Bosphorus, there is more...More

Thank 4apa
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We have visited this restaurant this evening. All very welcoming and keen to assist you in your choice but once you have ordered you are pretty much ignored.There are a lot of staff but they all seemed more interested in watching tv - football, than...More

Thank RoIbMe
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were tempted to have a dinner at Havuzbasi by a fluent salesman at the fish market. Since it was still a bit early, we ordered a relatively small meal - a dish of Hamsi, salad and raki and we said that we would order...More

Thank Bizhi
Reviewed January 14, 2012

Handy to Sultanahmet, the area of Kumkapi specializes in seafood. Everything is ultra fresh and in fact the area is loaded with fishmongers as well as restaurants. I did not find anything particularly creative or noteworthy, but I enjoyed my whole grilled black sea bream....More

Thank busyflying
Reviewed September 23, 2011

Havuzbasi is situated Kumkapi on the backside of the local fishmarket and next to the fishing boat harbour, so the fish they serve can't be more fresh then this. The place is one of 3-4 other similar restaurants facing the harbour, so you can watch...More

Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Good fish and seafood, decent service, good place,....but the prices they charge are not related to the prices in menu. Disgusting treatment to tourists, as many places at Istanbul, quite discouraging. It' s si easy to be transparent, and pays off so well...

Thank pedropedropedro
Reviewed November 10, 2009

I just recommended this restaurant to another user on Trip Advisor, which reminded me I need to put up a review for this place. This was honestly the best restaurant I went to...after previous days of mediocre, overpriced food, this place was a delight to...More

1  Thank kirbyderb
Reviewed October 24, 2008

The fish market at Caddesi is well worth a visit. The advantage is that after inspecting the catch of the day you can retire to one of the restaurants behind the stalls to eat fresh fish. The Havuzbasi was a great restaurant with views out...More

2  Thank Highlandcolliedog
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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  • Address: Kennedy Cd, Muhsine Hatun Mh., 34200 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkei, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 39 13
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