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Giritli Istanbul

Keresteci HakkI Sokak Armada Otel YanI Cankurtaran, Istanbul, Turkey
458 2270
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fixed menu” (30 reviews)
“sea bass” (35 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
$$ - $$$
Keresteci HakkI Sokak Armada Otel YanI Cankurtaran, Istanbul, Turkey
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This place is an amazing find. In the whole of the set menu - seafood pilaf, followed by 15 cold starters, 3 warm ones, a fish main course, desert and home-made cherry liquer - there wasn't a single dud dish. Everything was fresh and utterly...More

Thank catherine c
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Giritli for my sister's bday and had fixed menu. All mezes, hot app. and fish were very good. Restaurant is clean and bright, waiters are friendly.

Thank H-Veysel T
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is brilliant, €50 a head, but includes all the wine you can drink, the 4 of us who went managed to put a good amount of it away. The 18 meze we were presented with in the early part of the graze represented...More

Thank markc2812
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem tuckes away near Sultan Ahmet. It seems like you are in someones back garden because it is in a residential area. They only do a set menu here, with unlimited drinks/alcohol. The food was delicious, from the meze right...More

Thank glittery_sparkles1
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Enchanted as we were by the shady oasis tucked away from Sultanahmet's touristy traps, herein we found ourselves subject to disappointment. The waiter was rude, insisting that we could only order the 35 or 50 euro fixed price menu. When we asked for a la...More

1  Thank GuyPhishberg
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

For 50 euros, we got a ton of cold appetizers, some delicious hot ones, the main course of delicious sea bass and dessert. Also two bottles of wine! It was a fixed menu but definitely worth it.

Thank skay26
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I opted for the 35 euro/115 TL meal inspite of the waiter's conviction that they didn't offer such a meal. A few of the appetizers/mezes were delicious, though the main course (Sea Bass) was underwhelming and flavorless. The dessert was lackluster as well. Small deep-fried...More

Thank Kip S
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Wow. This meal was incredible. Their one option - a fixed price mezze meal was incredible. The food seems never-ending and is incredibly inventive. From sea nettles to calamari to fava bean dishes. Amazingly diverse. The main (!!) was delicious grilled fish and the dessert...More

1  Thank WorldTravelerDC
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is my second visit to this restaurant and will gladly go again when I return to Istanbul. The set menu of several appetizers and the main selection of fish is outstanding. The set menu price also includes all drinks, including alcohol. Our group of...More

Thank e767
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We got here after a rainstorm, although it was a lovely evening. The staff couldn't have been nicer, setting a table for us in the delightful courtyard (they had a reserved table for us inside). And the food just kept coming - fresh, beautifully presented...More

Thank AnneOng
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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Maggie F
Hello, I am visiting Istanbul in April and would like to visit this restaurant. However, we are two women travelling alone and I am concerned that the restaurant may be slightly 'off the beaten tourist track'. Would it be safe walking to this area at night or would it be better to go and return by taxi? Thank you.
6 March 2015|
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Do you have maditarian food??Hamos falafal???
2 March 2015|
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Response from Golfing_girl | Reviewed this property |
From memory they had a range of small dishes which were delicious but can't remember if humus was included! Then a main fish dish and dessert. There isn't any choice. You get what you get.
I don't see a link on their web site for making reservations? Am I just missing it?
22 January 2015|
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Response from KanGurular | Reviewed this property |
Hello bosslady. We have not finish our web site yet. You can reach us by our blog site. But is in only in Turkish for now.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keresteci HakkI Sokak Armada Otel YanI Cankurtaran, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 458 2270
  • E-mail