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Furreyya Galata Balikcisi

#212 of 11,842 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Serdari Ekrem Sok. No:2/B | Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 252 4853
07:00 - 00:00
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well prepared, fresh and tasty seafood and other dishes. Good wine selection. Low key but great service.

Thank roberthR8702FA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The seafood was fresh and the staff was friendly and attentive. Feels like a local spot. Intimate restaurant. You can see the chef cooking your food right in front of you.

Thank Trang H
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is just the sweetest place. Romantic, casual, warm, and simple. Jazz playing, candles lit, a perch to relax in bustling Galata central. Try the shrimps in butter—we've ordered it everywhere that it's on offer, and Furreyya's is among the city's finest. We'll be back for the fish durum, which many locals have told us is their innovative take on... More 

Thank GuyPhishberg
San Francisco
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This small restaurant is steps away from the Galata Tower, but since it is tucked around the corner, also feels like a local place. Chic design, jazz playing, uncompromisingly good food. We liked it so much, that we came back a couple weeks later on our return swing through Istanbul. Huge fresh salads. Generous, tasty and well-prepared mains. Well worth... More 

Thank Handmark
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had a family meal here in April 2016. Two of us had grilled sea bream, which was prepared perfectly. One had grilled calamari which was also great - calamari is difficult to get just right but they managed it. Our vegetarian daughter had a couple of very nice vegetable dishes. Service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant is tiny... More 

1 Thank Shaul01
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

It's a relatively small and cozy restaurant with great fresh seafood. The prices are average. Definitely worth visiting!

1 Thank Wing L
New Zealand
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I had lunch here a few months ago. It's a terrific place. The seafood was excellent, and the soup beforehand was very tasty. It's also located in an interesting area, so it's fun to sit and watch the street while you're eating (and then explore the area afterwards). The service is friendly, and I'm sure I'll go back next time... More 

Thank mealadvisor
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Since my first visit in January 2013, I've come back to this place quite regularly. The prices have gone up slightly and unfortunately, they have lost their license to sell alcohol, but the food is still worth going. Everything is fresh and very tasty and the service is friendly and very attentive. It's a small restaurant, but with a very... More 

Thank Britta J
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I rarely finish my meal but I did on this one. I ordered for grilled sea bass and it was simple but really good. The secret may be that the fish is fresh. We got complimentary appetizers while waiting which tells you something about customer service. It's right across Galata Tower so it feels fancy. The price may be above... More 

Thank Christie B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We had calamari and fish durums. The calamari was soft and soggy, not crispy as you would expect. The durums was quite nice though. Staff was friendly and the prices was to high, probably because of the location.

Thank Kasper S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Soups, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Serdari Ekrem Sok. No:2/B | Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 4853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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