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Yaka Balik Fish House

#145 of 12,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Grand Bazaar
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Galata Bridge No:6 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
+90 212 527 3889
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

They tried to sell us a 100€ red snapper and when we ordered a regular size red snapper they brought 8 fried fishes (definitely not red snapper) and French fries instead of potatoes. Absolutely overpriced and the fish was not eatable....

Thank Malleze
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Fresh and tasty food with a great view !!! The service is awesome especialy the weiter Mr. Mahoni 😊!!! Don't hesitate !!!

Thank Veronica M
Fatihyaka, Yönetici at Yaka Balik Fish House, responded to this review

Dear miss Veronica , Thank you very much pay attention our resturant service. We were happy to met here with speacial people:) and hope we see you soon here and giving yours another good service and same value. Have a great life with lovers. gretings and regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a restaurant to take lunch with my tourist group on Eminonu. We just stoped at Galata Bridge then they invited us to have lunch and we did it. Fortunately, we enjoyed with very delicious food ( fish ) , beautiful bosphorus view , nice breezing. We saw the ferries docking, people rushing, fish get caught by... More 

Thank hakan b
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice Restaurant looking on Galata Bridge. Eating fish in front of the sea is marvellous. I enjoyed my evening with my friends specially that food was very hot and spicy. I recommend this restaurant for families couples and tourists.

Thank mahmoud145
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The service and location was amazing. Friendly staff, amazing food, beautiful views. One of our servers even offered to give us a ride home after we enjoyed some wine on the beautiful Bosphorus. Thank you Yaka Balik!!!

Thank Kate K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I like it because it cooks a perfect Kabab which was the most delicious one in my life. Also the soupe whuch was well coocked

Thank Aziz Z
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

There is a strip of restaurants under the bridge. This was one of the nicest ones, getting our attention that we could get drinks there. My husband got the fish sandwich, mackerel with fries. I had grilled chicken that came with fries and a delicious rice. Two cold beers. Delicious. Nice decor and incredible view. Reasonable prices but have to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from hotel staff, made us suspicious that hotel staff didn't get some kind of reimbursement out of it. Fish was very average food was very average...and suddenly the bill came to what is undoubtedly the kind of price you would be happy to pay at top tier restaurants which this is not. Left feeling angry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here one night! Place is amazing - you need to take a ferry to get to the restaurant which is on an island in the middle of the water!! Food is fresh and delicious- try the bass -just mouthwatering! Staff was very friendly and helped us choose the best things in the menu! We also tried a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

A little background on how we came to eat at the Yaka Balik Fish House: my family and I were staying at the Ottoman Imperial Hotel across the road from the Hagia Sophia when we visited Istanbul (another place I would highly, highly recommend) and the concierge recommended this restaurant for its service and excellent selection of seafood. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galata Bridge No:6 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: +90 212 527 3889

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Staying in Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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