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Yaka Balik Fish House

#144 of 12,142 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Grand Bazaar
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Galata Bridge No:6 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank cathyo_11
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Indiana K
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Roxana M
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Betsyb44
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I have found this restaurant from Trip advisor. Everything is perfect except when we check-out they forget to give a discount sine we remind. Moreover, they tell me to write this review immediately and they had seen me writing; however, every thing good. Nice staff

Thank ARTHURcnx
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Yaka Balik The best restaurant in Istanbul ever. The Boss was very friendly with us and we feel comfortable all the time there. The meal was very good and the view also beautiful. You can eat and drink and its not expensive. We feel like home there and we came over and over again. Thanks for the greatest service. We... More 

Thank Ertodani
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We really were impressed by the service. Thank you Mehdi. We really loved the service and the food. We recommend this place, you can negociate the dessert and tea for free, but also the other prices. Thank you again, we had a great moment in your restaurant! Sana and Simona from France

Thank Simona G
Aarhus, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

After being talked into sitting down, no one really paid any attention to us. Moreover, in order to get us as customers, they turned all the warmers in our direction, but when new guests came, they just took them away! The owner is nice to you only if you sit down, otherwise he was yelling at those who just passed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 902125273889

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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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