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Fener Restaurant

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Gelin Sokak No 5 | Kumkapi/Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 516 4002
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If the people wants to have fish they have to have it over fish restaurants in kumkapi where the only fish restaurants are so fener fish restaurant was my favorite

Thank Deephet R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great p laces in kumkapı our hotel recommended here Service very kind and warm Ambiyance very good mustafa very nice friend thank you very much

Thank Ozod A
Truro, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We went based on these reviews and were so disappointed. Maybe this is a place for lunch and not supper as that what it seems a lot of people had eaten here. It was an utterly horrific experience, overpriced and we were the only people there. We waited around 90 minutes for our food to arrive, which included 2 whole... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I suppose if you're going to specialize in seafood, you'd better do it right and Fener delivered 100%. Not only were our fish dinners cooked to perfection (we had the sea bass and sea bream), but the service was excellent as well. A bottle of wine was a bit more than we expected to pay, especially in comparison to everything... More 

Thank nstich1
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We found the restaurant through reviews and it was the closest restaurant to the blue mosque and it was great. Food was fresh and the smell of the restaurant was lovely.

Thank burns_071
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Had dinner with this restaurant and ordered mussels and octopus for starters and both were excellent along with the complimentary bread., Main dish was filleted sea bass in a cream and tomato sauce and I would say, taste was unique & tasty but not really to rave about. Dessert of banana with honey and cream fraiche was okay. Local Turkish... More 

Thank Larry B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

we've been to this restaurant today after reading so many reviews here on TripAdvisor! it was a good choice, the food was delicious and the staff very nice and friendly! I have to say that i found thw the food a bit pricey, but as long as i can see, Istanbul ia very expensive! anyway, really worth a visit!

Thank Lailaine K
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

I visited Fener restaurant with my girl friend on our holiday this year I found the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was lovely wide variety to choose from and the price are very reasonable definitely worth going too and cannot wait to return. The location of theFener restaurant is good 5 minute away from the fabulous blue mosque.... More 

Thank Esat Ç
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Acropol suites). We were amazed and delighted with Fener. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the restaurant, where we enjoyed a fabulous fish meal served by a great team. Fully recommended for an excellent meal in a charming location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous meal! The location (interesting area), much more charming than central Istanbul and close to the sea. Exceptionally attentive service that offered expert assistance in choosing our dish. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
Barbecue, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gelin Sokak No 5 | Kumkapi/Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 516 4002
kumkapi istanbuls historical peninsula is one of the most beautiful districts of the marmara sea coast traces the cennturies of the byzantine period he name of this neighborhood was Kontoskalion which means a small pier the name of the sand gate you go towards yedikule ahırkapı the marmara sea was the fifth of the city gates at that time district unloaded cargo ships loaded wiht sand as all sailors in the port area after a long journey point for recreation and entertainment kumkapi fisherman and taverns since the early days of history made famous since it was founded centuries ago to serve the same purpose .....

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