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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“sea bass” (56 reviews)
“fresh fish” (47 reviews)
“snapper” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read this restaurant on the Lonely Planet guide and decide to have some seafood. The whole experience is terrible. 1. There’s a chicken in the restaurant dining area, see attached pic, I told the waiter 3-4 times it’s annoyed please get it out, he...More

Thank C5669TOtiml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had supper with a friend. The starters were a bit disappointing. fried calamari and grilled octopus. a bit chewy and i wasnt convinced by their freshness However all was redeemed by the main course. I had a snapper / bream and my friend had something...More

Thank HantsJonny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, and the portion is big. The price is not really expensive in comparison with other restaurants in tourist area. Remember, it is a seafood restaurant and it is supposed expensive. The fish costs 50 lira, and salad for one person costs...More

Thank Kungly
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We celebrated my sister's birthday at this fine restaurant, recommended to us by our hotel Empress Zoe (a lovely hotel!!), a walking distance away. After you have been seated, a waiter comes round with a big tray full of various mezes to choose from. Choose...More

Thank Sarianita
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Simple , fresh and tasty seafood prepared to perfection! Loved their starter tapas style where you can chose mussel rice, tuna, mackerel , spinach etc to your content whilst the main fish dishes are being prepared ! They even kindly made a vegetarian casserole type...More

Thank renee080
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Visited this restaurant for a lunch after long walk in the Old city. It was not easy to find it and when we came the supplier just brought the catch of the day, which we had a chance to see sitting on a terrace. We...More

1  Thank toscarlettohara
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Me and my partner ate here on our first night in Istanbul and were pleasantly impressed. The location was very good, close to our hotel, but remote - you had to climb down some stairs to reach the restaurant which kind of keeps it far...More

1  Thank Amalia M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Husband and I enjoyed an excellent meal here - delicious meze and fish mains (fried Red Mullet and grilled Bonito). Affluent locals frequent so we knew we were onto a winner. Service was efficient, professional and sufficiently attentive despite it being a busy Saturday night....More

1  Thank Sara H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had lunch for 7 people at this restaurant with no prior reservations. The find was excellent - fish was fresh caught off the waters of the Bosphorus and Sea of Marmara. The service was friendly and efficient and restroom facility is decent and clean....More

Thank Clairee215
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Had a lovely experience with variety to choose from the menu. Great choice of salads. Got a generous piece of Salmon cooked to perfection. Do try the desserts too.

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16 November 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
US$30 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 18 24
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