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Ismet Baba Restaurant

Carsi Caddesi No. 1/A, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 553 12 32
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“fresh fish” (5 reviews)
“uskudar” (3 reviews)
“bosphorus” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Turkish
$$ - $$$
Carsi Caddesi No. 1/A, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Did not even get a chance to sample the food, due to the snooty waiters with lackluster ambience and even less acceptable manners. I wouldn’t even bother with this one unless you feel like being hit by a bus. This is well below zero stars...More

Thank PLML
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

It is completely full restaurant cannot be found so easy at anywhere especially wednesday early night. The restaurant has been given service for along time and most of the people knows each other. Fresh fish and delicious mezes makes you so happy. You will make...More

Thank Serdar U
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A local took us across on the ferry to this very traditional restaurant. All the Mezze are brought around for you to make your selection and that is not easy. The ones we choose were fabulous. Followed by 4 different fish dishes which were delightful:...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is A very traditional Istanbul type of MEYHANE. Most tasty of meze plates, cold and hot starters. Typical Bosbhorus fishes. Lots of regular customers. It is a must see place in Istanbul. No credit card accepted. You should have enough cash.

Thank KorkmazPerk
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Terrace out at the bosphorus, view on the passing ships and the changing lights at the bridge. Great mezzea and fish.

Thank babualam
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Been going there for a long time. Unfortunately, my last visit was for our company's new year dinner in late December. I personally selected it for good food and reasonable pricing. Total frustration; food was ordinary. Service was lousy. The worst part our dinner was...More

1  Thank Mehmet E
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Asia side, amazing view of Boshporus, drinking raki, eating local Turkish tapas, delicious seafoods, fresh fish, good service. May be expensive but it is worth. Real local people, fantastic foods in very cosy place.

Thank Nihalcagg
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

One of the most fameous fish restrounts in bosphorus. You can feel the tradition of rakı drinking all around. I cant say that the food is the best but it is very good.

Thank remreuzun
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a typical example of Turkish fish restaurants. Serving all classical mezes and fish (fish types may vary according to the season), it is always secured that i is fresh and well cooked. The prices area also reasonable compared to what you get. You...More

Thank NicholaiHel
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Ismet baba is a traditional "meyhane" or "Taverna" as the greeks may call with very fresh seafood and starters "meze". if you have the chance to sit on a table near the window if you go without reservation, or by reservation, you'll breath the bosphorus...More

Thank 34backandforth254
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on
the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s
most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek
colony, later a haven for people from across the
Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to
Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons.
Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by
its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
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Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carsi Caddesi No. 1/A, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighbourhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: +90 216 553 12 32
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