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Koy Yolu Sokak, No. 6/1, BostancI, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 380 59 89
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Good place for eating fish

Very good meze and fresh fish. Comfortable place even if a little bit noisy. A mandatory stopover when I'm in Istanbul.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2013
Fabrizio B
Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We went to Cunda on the recommendation of some locals who claimed it is one of the better seafood restaurants on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. They serve a selection of mezes as well as fish and shellfish dishes. We thought the mezes were poorly made and the fish, at least those we ordered, we're not particularly well prepared. The... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

On the asian side.it's cozy nice fish restaurant,salads of Aegea region(greek and turk).the ingredients are excellent and healthy. fresh fish at reasonable prices.they use pure olive oil,staff is pro and friendly.might want to reserve before going.Enjoy.

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Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very good meze and fresh fish. Comfortable place even if a little bit noisy. A mandatory stopover when I'm in Istanbul.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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193 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

food was amazing. wine list is limited but this is a raki place anyway. Their recommendations were good but waiters are always around tables and they listen. a little bit privacy might be better. they have a smoking section which is not freezing.

1 Thank exclea
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

An establihment makes customers sure that thay will not visit again. Even this little fish restaurant has a decent service quality and let' say not bad food taste, will make you feel like a fool because of their price policy. Definitly you will stand up hungary if you do not want to spend a fortune. Unfriendly establishers.

Thank C K
Istanbul, Turkey
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This restaurant is like as a home for me to have fish dinner in Istanbul. It is just beginning of Bagdat Street , it doesn't have a good sea view but if you want to taste the real delicious fishes and starters you must visit there. I could say it is the best one i have eaten in a lot... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

The location of Cunda Balık is not as exciting as the name 'Cunda' suggests, but the food quality is very satisfactory. Although Cunda Balık is within only 3-4 minutes walking distance from Bostancı port, it is located on a quiet side street which connects Bagdat Caddesi and the Quai. Regarding the food, the appetizers (meze) are very fresh and tasty,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

As regular visitors to Cunda (Ayvalık) and the "mother" restaurant we were thrilled when this satellite branch opened. It is the place where Istanbullus go to eat with friends and to share one of Turkey's best cuisines with visitors. The quality of the Aegean dishes are exceptional, the seafood and fresh greens and herbs brought daily from Ayvalik. Let yourself... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

We took our family to Cunda the other night and all were impressed by the quality and preparation of the food. The selection of mezze was huge. We tried a cheese and walnut spread that was particularly delicious. Our calamari was grilled perfectly and very tender. We had a filleted, whole grilled bass that was simply prepared but succulent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Koy Yolu Sokak, No. 6/1, BostancI, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 216 380 59 89

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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