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Balikci Sabahattin

Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 1824
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“sea bass” (53 reviews)
“fresh fish” (46 reviews)
“snapper” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
$$ - $$$
Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1 | Cankurtaran, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grab a seat in the garden of this Sultanahmet seafood restaurant. The mezes, small appetizer plates of roasted red peppers and marinated octopus, make for perfect snacks and are best enjoyed ith a glass of raki, Turkey's signature liquor. Order platters of smoky eggplant salad...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is a few blocks off the main drag. It comprises an old(ish) house and an outdoor terrace. It has the ambience of a small fish and vegetable market. Having been there before I wanted my family to share in the experience but sadly...More

Thank Leon V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Balikci Sabahattin so much, Seafood entrees (sea bass, bonito, grilled sardines, grilled prawns, snapper) were all prepared to perfection. Service was excellent ,Treat the waiter with respect and you will be well treated in return.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smell of the fish was very strong and from my experience, the fresher the fish - the less it smells. So the quality is questionable. I had the Sea Bass. Waiters don't speak much English was also made it challenging though I understand this...More

Thank Erh-Pin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite al fresco dining experience ... amazing seafood dishes. We stuck to the starters and ordered a selection of hot and cold ones ... everyone a culinary delight!!!

Thank Werner_Lindemann
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The place is hidden and you need to know it otherwise you'd probably miss it. Delicious seafood in all variations. I usually stick to the starters (warm and hot). Best to go there with friends to share all the yummie dishes and enjoy some good...More

Thank Aqua_Risima
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On our recent visit to Istanbul we dined here twice. This is a Very Very good restaurant, excellent food and reasonable prices. The amount of locals eating here is testament to how highly regarded this long established restaurant is. If your after a non touristy...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It's very simple but very delicious local restaurants. Friendly host and very very fresh fish of various types from the market. You should visit it for sure if you are on Asian side of Istanbul. The price is not high in comparison with other restaurants....More

Thank Рубен М
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My first night in Istanbul and I wanted authentic food, but also fish. This was the freshest sea bass I've had, grilled whole and seasoned so delicately it was perfect. The grilled calamari rivaled Sardinia. Fresh bread was served with a lovely Turkish pepper spread...More

Thank Lesli W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The owner was not there ( I just wanted to meet :) ) Everything was absolutely fresh, and prepared flawlessly. we ordered differetn type of meze fish , chesse , aubergine etcand every peace was very testy. I tested first time EFE raki which was...More

With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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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 1824
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