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Sirkeci Balikcisi - CLOSED

Taya Hatun Sokak No. 5, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
528 4344
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jun 2015
“Fantastic fish.”
28 May 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
Taya Hatun Sokak No. 5, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Impeccable service, impeccable food, as long as you like fish. Great range of mezes surpassed only by the range of the fish, fresh fish, really fresh. The Sea Bass was superb. It does get very busy so do book!

Thank OdysseusHerts
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Fantastic food and really funny waiters who kept joking with us and gave us dee dessert. Would happily go back and recommend to others. Lovely food and atmosphere and well priced too!

Thank Newfylafkan
Reviewed 26 July 2013

I can't believe it's taken me 10 months to say how good this little resto is. We were in Turkey almost three weeks, and ate at almost 20 different restaurants - but this was the best of the lot. Only sorry we discovered it on...More

Thank BampaOwl
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I had a very good meal here. The grilled snapper served with rocket salad and (curiously?) a piece of cold boiled potato was simple but delicious. I also really liked the eggplant starter, bread basket and complimentary semolina and ice cream desert. Altogether, it was...More

Thank FrequentFlyer123
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We ate here on our last night in istanbul and it was the best dining experience we had. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the fish telling us where and when they were caught and the best ways to cook/eat. Atmosphere was well-to-do...More

Thank alexalchin
Reviewed 21 November 2012

This is an excellent fish restaurant in Istanbul. Very tasty fish dishes, interesting starters and fresh local fish as main courses. Not complicated - simply very fine fish. A good wine list with excellent local wines at good prices. Locals seams to visit the restaurant...More

Thank tomarcStockholm
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Located in the Sirkeci Konak (see my review of that) this small restaurant serves fish. Service was excellent and the food quite good. I got the fish platter as an appetizer, served with a small salad. My wife got the seafood crepes and both were...More

Thank markjoe
Reviewed 22 June 2012

The restaurant is located in a quiet street off crowded Alemdar drag and outside sitting is quite lovely. But other than that there is not much good to be said about Balikcisi (good service, decent house white wine.) I ordered blue fish and got 5...More

1  Thank azan
Reviewed 11 June 2012 via mobile

Appetizer was good but the grilled fish was dry and tasteless.

1  Thank PAlaw
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Fantastic seafood at a reasonable price. The ladies even got a gift at the end of the night

1  Thank JacTehran
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 19 - USD 57
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taya Hatun Sokak No. 5, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 528 4344
  • E-mail
Sirkeci Balikcisi where you can taste the special flavors of the seafoods from the seas of Turkey that have different water characteristics serves you at an indoor site at the ground floor.
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