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Giritli Istanbul

#156 of 12,343 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet
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Keresteci HakkI Sokak Armada Otel YanI Cankurtaran, Istanbul, Turkey
458 2270
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 such a wide range of ingredients, more or less everything was delicious. The octopus that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to dessert. Loved it! Beware of the cats though. As soon as they smell the... More 

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Portugal
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 carte, since we weren't terribly hungry, he refused. We opted for the 35 euro menu,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 dough with generic ice cream. The single glass of red wine was good.

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Washington, DC
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177 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 was out of this world. Can't recommend this enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 six managed to get through 4 bottles of white wine. The restaurant is in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and courteously served. Highly recommended. The menu is fixed price including wine (which was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

A great gem in Istanbul, in the Sultanahmet area. The food is very nice, a great variety of appetisers and nice fresh fish if you want. The staff are very friendly and ready to suggest options to choose from. Great service. Went for a friend's reunion celebration for their wedding and our friend who is from Istanbul chose it. Tip:... More 

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Cambridge, England
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281 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in Sultanahmet, this special spot should take a few hours of your time. At least 15 Meze dishes with everything from ceviche sea bass to nettle and garlic are served to each table, alongside wonderful fresh bread. Additional seafood ( for us grilled octopus and fried squid) were added along the way, with home smoked mackerel as an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood Profile
Sultanahmet
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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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