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Tarihi Karakoy BalIkcIsI Grifin

Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
243 4080
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible21%
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“miso soup” (12 reviews)
“skewers” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Turkish, Soups
$$ - $$$
Tersane Cad. Kardesim Sk. 30 Kardesim Sokak No. 45 | Kardeşim Sokak No:45, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Found TKB through Istanbul Eats (great food guide). A few hassles getting past aggressive hustlers from other restaurants (bent on detouring us to their establishments) and made it into the lift and up to the wonderful restaurant. Light, modern, spacious and relaxed. Met the owner...More

Thank FoodieMutt
Reviewed November 8, 2017

It is the first time I dined at this restaurant for a 'girls' night out' and loved it! It is a restaurant which is situated in a historical building in the heart of Karaköy and has wonderful views of the Karaköy Bridge and historical Istanbul...More

Thank Zeynep T
Reviewed August 11, 2016

This may be my 100+ visit at this authentic Karakoy fish restaurant aver 40+ years. If you want real fish with a stable taste over the years, you should visit them. I usually get a half fish soup and a salad afterwards. As a mid...More

Thank nkohen
Reviewed May 15, 2016

This restaurant is situated on the entrance level of a historical building in the heart of 'Persembepazari' which is in the Istanbul hardware market. It is a simple restaurant with wooden tables with no tableclothes. I have been visiting it for at least 40 years....More

Thank nkohen
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

He history and culture found in this Fish restaurant is one of the oldest in Istanbul. Left over from generation to generation, the taste we had were truly one if the best iv had in istanbul, and im local. WARNING!! Dont ask for Salgam or...More

Thank yaztek
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.

Thank MuratErtug
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!

Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
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...More

Thank 813andil
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...More

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...More

Thank alex w
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,
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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