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Capari Restaurant

Capariz Sokak 16-18 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
+90 212 517 75 30
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
6 Oct 2016
“Nice but little expensive ”
20 May 2016
“Great fish, highly recommended”
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Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean, Diner
$$ - $$$
Capariz Sokak 16-18 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The place was good service was good but little expensive and location was nice . Food was tasty but little little amount

1  Thank Yasserradwan
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I was in Istanbul with my boyfriend, and we came to this place because of a friend's recommendation. Come here if you're looking for a real Turkish experience, away from the tourist common line. We had a great dinner (very nice seafood) and we met...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Having a tiny salad in the menu, doesn't make this a vegetarian restaurant (far from vegan!). We paid enough for a good dinner and left hungry.More

Thank Sia_Aparadekti
LucullusCorner, Public Relations Manager at Capari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for reviewing us. It is true: we are not a vegetarian restaurant. But we never claimed to be one. We are a seafood restaurant (always been, since 1966). That being said, I am sorry you missed the following when reading our menu: Red...More

Reviewed 22 July 2015

Typical Istanbul Seafood and Fish Restaurant, with an owner who is a football fanatic - like many in Istanbul. Fresh and good choice of seafood - chef is ready to prepare special dishes if requested. Nice, local atmosphere - gypsy music - if you like...More

Thank Sepp-Perlmoser
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Almost everytime I travel to Istanbul, I visit this restaurant. After having some mezzes: octopus, aubergine, calamari,... I usually order fish, two great options: salt cooked sea-bass, or fried turbot. You will never get disappointed! Service is also great Depending on the season probably a...More

2  Thank Tor G
Reviewed 27 October 2014

This place is very good. The service was outstanding and the sea food top notch. I was by myself so the waiters offer me a bunch of stuff to try and did not want to charge me for it. On top of that they take...More

5  Thank rwurbina
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is a long established fish restaurant in Kumpaki. Unlike some of the other restaurants nearby it seem to have a good proportion of local visitors, rather than relying on tourists. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, the fish is cooked to order,...More

5  Thank elisabeth-nick
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Although we went on Sunday, the blue fish (grilled) was fresh and tasty. There were not too much fish to choose but it is ok. I prefer the freshness rather than find frozen product. The price is fair considering that it is seafood. Service ok.More

2  Thank Alessandro C
LucullusCorner, Owner at Capari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Bluefish was an excellent choice: each fish species has its best time. Now, in january, we especially recommend bluefish, turbot and red mullet. Bluefish, the "sultan of the Bosphorus" is expensive because it is getting rare, but it is...More

Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Come with my friend to the restaurant for a light dinner. I chose a fish soup and he a sea bass. Both were happy with the choice. The fish soup is done at the moment but I was informed before that it would take some...More

Thank CaldeiradaSilva
LucullusCorner, Public Relations Manager at Capari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate hearing that our efforts to offer the best seafood are successful. Our fish soup is one of those delicacies that you will hardly find anywhere else in Istanbul. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Due to the fact that this is a very established and well known Place the Food was disappointing. After i had two mezes, which were ordinary i got some Kind of a Blue mullet but it was Not That One they showed me before fresh...More

2  Thank hrieck
LucullusCorner, Owner at Capari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are sorry to learn that you were not satisfied by your visit. I wish you had told us that you were not happy with the servings: we would have changed them. I am not sure which kind of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$57
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Capariz Sokak 16-18 | Kumkapi, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 75 30
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Çapari is one of the most ancient and popular venues of Kumkapi, a historical district famous for its seafood restaurants. It is owned and run by a family of fishermen who proudly offer the freshest fish of the market at reasonable price. Local and foreign foodies go there to savour specialities such as scorpionfish soup, grilled whole calamari, gurnard stew, braised anglerfish, bluefish en papillote, sea bass gratin, salt baked sea bass, fried turbot or grilled whole turbot. N.B.: Çapari is our registered brand name. We have no branches, but many imitators. Please take good note of our address: we are located in the historical quarter of Kumkapi, a 10-minute walk from Sultanahmet square.
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