Seafood Restaurants in Istanbul

Seafood is one of the most important elements in the Turkish cuisine. Surrounded by water on its three sides and with an abundancy of lakes and interland seas; Turkish kitchen has lots to offer when it comes to the wonders of the Sea.

The seafood restaurants of Istanbul not only offer you a variety of Sea life and fish -sea bass from the Med and sardines from the North-; but they also bring you as close to the abundant waters as you can get without busting out your own fishing rod. That is most seafood restaurants have an amazing place as they either float over the waters of Bosphorus or face it with an amazing view.

Not to forget the essential aspect of "meze" in the Turkish seafood cuisine. You shall not go to a fish restaurant (and it is what they are called) for fish only. You should also dream of eating meze and drinking raki. Bon apetite!

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Rumeli Iskele

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Yahya Kemal Caddesi 1 Rumelihisari
Rumeli Hisari

Modest & elegant on the water front by a historic port... read more

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Tarihi Karakoy Balikcisi

Tersane Caddesi Kardeşim Sokak 30, Karaköy, Istanbul

A nostalgic place to begin with, serving good food in addition... read more

Balikçi Sabahattin

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Seyit Hasan Koyu Sokak 50,
Cankurtaran Caddesi

Fish connoisseur's heaven... read more

Kiyi Restaurant

Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey

Cibalikapi Balikcisi

Kadir Has Caddesi (Next to Kadir Has Universitesi) 5, Cibali

Best "meze" selection... read more

Kandilli Balıkçısı Suna'nın Yeri

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Kandilli Iskele Caddesi 4-17, Uskudar

Off the port fish restaurant with a magnificent location&view... read more


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Bebek yolu no: 87

A rocking fisherman's boat -now an artisan fish restaurant…... read more

Del Mare

Kuleli Cad. 53/4

Lacivert Restaurant

Körfez Caddesi, 57/A

An idyllic place to soak in the sun... read more

Park Fora

54 Muallim Naci Caddesi, Kurucesme

Surrounded by Park & Sea... read more
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