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Balikci Sabahattin

Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 18 24
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“sea bass” (55 reviews)
“snapper” (17 reviews)
“fresh fish” (46 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this restaurant from a good review in the Lonely Planet guide. The service was excellent and the grilled fish was delicious. Unfortunately I was on the edge of my seat all evening because I am nervous of cats and there were lots of...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here , the fresh was excellent , really fresh ! The overall ambience of the restaurant is quaint with a retractable roof to enjoy the good weather (in the summer ). The only drawback were the cats , they are all...More

1  Thank Sayali26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our Hotel & we were so grateful for such a wonderful all round experience. Excellent service, delicious Meze & freshest fish selection. Down a little alley way...if not guided you would not find this treasure. Wonderful, spacious, open terrace environment...More

Thank Sade7274
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Several locals told us this was a great restaurant. The fish is definitely fresh and the service was good but the fish was over cooked and not so nicely presented. Additionally, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, around us was smoking and, being from California, this...More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I would consider this place one of the hidden gems of Istanbul. The restaurant is situated in one of the back streets of Sultanahmet Area and it’s set in a very laid back garden setting with lots of privacy from the everyday tourist crowd. It’s...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

One of our local friend recommended us this restaurant, they offer very very good fish, big portion, reasonable price. Go there earlier or make reservation beforehand, it's obviously popular restaurant among locals.

Thank Jun M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Very rich menu, affordable price, delicious food and little cozy room for fine dining. Strongly recommended!

Thank denizturgut
Reviewed June 2, 2018

A good thing we had our hotel book our table, because when we eventually found the restaurant (it is not so easy to find) the place was packed. Most of the guests seemed to be locals, which is always a good sign. The formula seems...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

I was there last night for my husband’s birthday celebration. Fish and mezes were all right however timeliness of service would have been better. I do not say it is a bad servise but I would rather expect not to Refill my glass by myself....More

Thank billurbillura
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Unlike the previous review er we found the service charming and friendly. Our hotel booked us a table when we asked for a good trustworthy fish restaurant where locals like to go. On a Thursday night it was packed with locals having a good time...More

1  Thank aquabell
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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November 16, 2016|
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Response from Gandibober | Reviewed this property |
Oops, have not seen this question before. We paid some USD75 for two of us (with wine), which was worth every penny; and I really do not know opening hours, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 18 24
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