We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Gelin Sokak No 5 | Kumkapi/Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 516 4002
Website
Today
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

658 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 345: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Helpful?
Thank Ozod A
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank TravelnCakes
Bordeaux, France
Level Contributor
33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank nstich1
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank burns_071
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank Larry B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

Helpful?
Thank Lailaine K
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank Esat Ç
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ratclib
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Stephanie M
Constanta, Romania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

After .5 years İ visited again this marvellous restaurant together with my friends Aytaç and Yılmaz and we feel again extremely good ....The food is excellent , very tasty and very clean...also the staff is very helpfull and all time near us to make our visit more comfortable. The location is very good in the middle of Kumkapı area and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Liliana C

Travelers who viewed Fener Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Fener Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $35
Cuisine
Barbecue, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Meals
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, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
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
Description
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 .....

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fener Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Fener Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?