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Tarihi Karakoy BalIkcIsI Grifin

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Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
243 4080
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not as exciting as before

This authentic restaurant seems to have stagnated. Perhaps lack of wild caught fish locally has declined. Their menu has been same for years, only prices went up. They have to reinvent themselves before I revisit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
MuratErtug
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This authentic restaurant seems to have stagnated. Perhaps lack of wild caught fish locally has declined. Their menu has been same for years, only prices went up. They have to reinvent themselves before I revisit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Located in old part of the city nearby hardware stores. Great view of old city, Topkapi Palace and Golden Horn. Specialties: Seabass cooked in paper, lakerda (raw fish) and fish on skewer. Best fish in town. Really!

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Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We had the fish soup which was really great! The octopus starter was delicious. For mains my wife had grilled senorita and I had the seabass. Both dishes were very good. We had 3 glasses of wine which were 30 TL each! That was way too pricey for 3 glasses of wine! Total was 276 TL.

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Thank 813andil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This restaurant is located at the east of Karakoy side, Galata bridge, Istanbul. I visited this in the evening, and, when I tried to find it, I'm so curious because all the shops near the restaurant were closed and the streets near the restaurant were so dark. And, there's no big sign board outside or street. 1st floor of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited this place as part of a week long trip to Istanbul. This place is difficult to find. Someone in a stationary shop next door took our reservation as restaurant closed. When we arrived nobody had heard of our reservation. Service was very prompt and fish was very good although perhaps not spectacular. View is pretty spectacular though with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I recommend this restaurant, for the food, the wide range of wine (at every price, from very cheap to super expensive). The view is unforgettable, the staff ok. Very nice experience, go and see!

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Thank whywhyme2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

It's beautiful place in Istanbul karaköy I am from London but I am Turkish !!!!!!!! superb place in Istanbul unforgettable place in karaköy

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Thank Birol S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Its a beautiful place in KARAKOY I have been here first time it's fantastic I can recommend to anybody I am from london but I'm Turkish

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Thank melekali2005
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I came here on the recommendation of an Istanbul native and it totally hit the spot! Fresh and tasty seafood with an amazing view. It was my pricier choice of the trip but not overly so. Seemed to be less touristy than most waterfront restaurants in Karakoy which was nice. Give this place a shot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by the hotel. I cannot speak highly enough about the service. The manager and waiters were so kind and attentive. The view of the city is really nice. The manager directed us to the roof for drinks after where the view was also great and the music was great. It was a little pricey, but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighborhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: 243 4080

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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