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Kalamar Restaurant

Capariz Sok No.15, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
517 1849
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
8 Oct 2017
“Ohhh my! ☺️”
14 Aug 2016
“Tourist place...”
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Mediterranean, Seafood, Turkish, Soups
$$ - $$$
Capariz Sok No.15, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
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1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We just arrived with my friend to Istanbul and decided to walk around a bit to see where are we staying. And a man comes to me, asking me from where I am, and so on, and he invited us in for tee with his...More

Thank Iva Jennie R
Reviewed 15 August 2016

But then, I guess we are tourists. This place gave us a ride to/from our hotel. The restaurant is located on an ally with a lot of other restaurants that are pretty similar. There are musical performers. The food (we just had mezze) was ok....More

Thank SixpackDC
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place....what a waste of time and money. I think they have an arrangement with the hotel to get patrons. They offer free transportation but than include it in the bill. Food is nothing special and the fish extremely oily....Cigarette holes in...More

Thank Anka O
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Got hustled by the dishonest owner whom over charged. The food was OK but this place is a trap. In the end you end feeling ripped off and a victim

Thank 2ster
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Always a challenge to find a good restaurant for a special occasion such and important birthday in a unknown city. Kalamar was recommended by our hotel (always a bet risky!), but that was worth it. We took a lobster as main course which was very...More

Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 4 February 2016

On our last night in Istanbul we dined in the wonderful Kumkapi area of the city. The lights and atmosphere provided a great venue fora fun dinner at this fish restaurant. After an array of mezzo, we decided to go for the fish baked in...More

1  Thank library48
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Average taste but very very funny entainment. A local orchestra coming to your table lets the show begin. They dont know english but singing unchain my heart as unchanced my heart. And chef of orchestra did a dance show. Important thing is u have to...More

Thank Ali Kemal D
Reviewed 21 October 2015

located in the historic seafood district Kumkapi where there are about 30 other seafood restaurants , there is music , very lively and the food was great . you get picked up by a limo free of charge and a return ride to the hotel.

Thank mdaley110
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We ordered 3 x sea bass, 1 x fried shrimps, and 3 pieces giant shrimps. We also ordered 2 small plates of meze (1 with tzaziki and 1 with squid). To drink we ordered 2 x beer, 3 x water. The total bill was 283...More

1  Thank Sahin87
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Why do I think this is the best ? Celal the owner speaks perfect English and is a true gentleman. He took such good care of me and my group 4 yrs ago, and recommended drivers and guides who never let me down. But the...More

Thank AngelToursItaly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Capariz Sok No.15, Istanbul 34130, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sirkeci
  • Neighbourhood: Sirkeci
  • Phone Number: 517 1849
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