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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.4 miles from Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent local food with friendly service. We stopped for coffee and stayed for 3 hours. You have to try the local coffee

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

As a well seasoned traveller, I’m saddened to say that this is the worst restaurant visited in Istanbul. We were overcharged 200 Turkish lira and it didn’t add up with what we’d chosen in the menu. We were pressured at first To order certain dishes...and you’re made to pay 10% service charge with your bill. Our hotel recommended this place which we complained about, as we trusted them. The food was horrible. Tasteless and took a long time to come out. Stay away from this place and If you do go, check your bill and every charge because they scam people out of money by disguising them as charges.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

This is right in a perfect little plaza. Amazing service!!! They went above and beyond to help our family feel great! Including kind helpful alterations to dishes for our vegetarian and the kids. Delicious food!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I visited on the recommendation of our hotel, telling us the food was great, prices very reasonable and that it was 20-80% in favour of local patrons. Our experience was the total opposite - it was a total tourist trap with overly...loud and competing music from every restaurant in the area and a sea of ushers trying to get you into their establishments. We had a bottle of water, one beer, a fresh orange juice, aubergine salad, 4 jumbo shrimp, a sea bream and a salad. Total came to almost 1300 TL!!! We were both dumbfounded and questioned the price and told fish and alcohol were expensive. When paying the bill the waiter put through two amounts to make the total and also had 10% service added, which on reflection should have been a red flag. It turns out they had charged us 400 TL in drinks alone and overcharged us on the food. We had eaten far better the evening before, we had twice the food and our bill was half the amount. We felt totally ripped off as the food at Kumkapi Hos Seda was poor. Prawns were tasteless and overcooked/dry, aubergine salad bland and salad not fresh. Originally I had ordered cheese borek which I sent back as it was not cooked, (probably frozen) and incredibly bland and tasteless. The only saving grace was the grilled sea bass which was delicious. Thankfully the only bad experience of our holiday, but would urge people to be very cautious or avoid this place altogether.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

We arrived at the square and looked at the ‘discount menu’ of this restaurant. They promise a lot (e.g. free coffee and discounts), but did not provide these. The fish dishes from the oven were nice but the meat was overcooked, contained lots of fat,...and were accompanied by raw fries. Furthermore, larger drinks are more expensive than two small drinks, waiters lie about the prices, and the restaurant frauds with taxes.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed November 24, 2021 via mobile

Another delightful meal at this special restaurant. We have visited Istanbul 4 times over past few years, and always return to this restaurant (twice this trip) for a fun evening, excellent food and service. Very friendly atmosphere. Good wines also. My favourite main course, is...the mixed fried fish….loved the Rouget,More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 19, 2021

No trip to Istanbul is complete without visiting this wonderful fish restaurant. With live music, excellent food, friendly staff, makes a memorable evening. They arranged for a car to pick us up from our hotel (Seven Hills) and take us home. We made two visits...there in the five days we were there. Both such fun evenings. Thank you Ferat for another memorable trip to Istanbul. See you soon. Julia, Carolyn, Nick & Laura.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2021

The restaurant came highly recommended by a number of locals and did not disappoint! We visited twice during our trip and each time was blown away by both the freshness and deliciousness of all the dishes as well as amazing friendly and welcoming service. Situated...in the heart of Kumpapi the area is full of life and local nightlife activity. Highly recommended to anyone looking for somewhere to eat and spend the evening.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

We will highly recommend this place for its great food and amazong staff! We enjoyed listening to local live music and everyone at the restaurant was super friendly! Would definitely come here on my bext visit to Istanbul

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

This was one of the best places I have eaten at in Istanbul. Great food and service, good company and entertainment in terms of local live music. I would highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

Lovely place that I recommend to visit. Very friendly and interesting food. Great find.... could come back on next time.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 17, 2020 via mobile

Definitely recommended It is always fresh sea food and we love the ambiance here with live music and different type of the meze.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

Fantastic experience and have been many times, always seems to get better. If you are a tourist and looking for a relaxed friendly atmosphere this is the place to come. This fish restaurant may look like all the others but is in a class of...their own, normally you would get tired of the same place but its so enticing with the food, atmosphere, service and the amazing band they always have playing there. Ahmet, Ferat and Newrut deserve a big shout out, they genuinely may be some of the best at their job. Always a pleasure and will be back!!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Best fish and best service ever!!! Highly recommended!!! Also meal could be adopted by your request. We’ll visit again in the next trip

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

Located conveniently in the centre of Kumkapi, the food is deliciously fresh and the service is amazing. Special shoutout to Ferhat for recommending the best options and treating us like royalty!

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5