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Ahirkapi Balikcisi

Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 49 88
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea bream” (18 reviews)
“calamari” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
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Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

I love this place. The service is awesome, the food is superb. You can feel that everything is fresh when the meat touches your teeth.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank y t
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Very nice place, good food, quick service, great waiter from Spain (Bronco), really recommend! Me and my wife enjoyed dinner with fish, prawns, some salted tuna and Izmir wine. Bronco was very communicative and we had just a wonderful time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bazhenkli
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I arrived in Istanbul alone and was craving for fresh seafood and Turkish cooking style. This place is heavenly for fresh basic seafood dishes. I ordered the bluefish and then the buttered shrimp. The recipe is basic but the freshness of the ingredients is 5-Star....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vujulieth
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was lovely. The starters with the eggplant was really good and grilled was nice to eat

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank masamunexiii87
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The amazing Tarik, hostel manager of Cheer's Hostel drove us to this gem of a seafood place (you know a place is good when the locals recommend it) We found this small and unassuming restaurant to have some amazing seafood, including to date the best...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank souvikb803
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Ignore the scant negative reviews regarding service. This place is an authentic gem. Anything worthwhile takes time. Enjoy the search for this lovely place because you will find peace, quiet, tranquility and wonderful cuisine as nature had intended. If you want to be annoyed and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank trishindallas
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Ahirkapi is so near yet so far from the endless restaurants catering for tourists in Akbiyik Street. I will choose it any time. It is down an alley south of the railway lane. You choose your catch of the day and from a variety of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Chrisna A
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We read the rave reviews in Lonely Planet and the Guardian to trek to the other end of town. The steep and narrow lane that leads to the place forced our mother out of her wheelchair to walk with great difficulty to the place. We...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Limited menu but amazingly fresh seafood. Tip: order the garlic chili butter prawns. Well cooked prawns and great sauce to dip your bread in. Keep in mind the majority of tables are outside under heated lamps during winter season.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank BorjaJ11
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Spend an evening there and Ugur (Uncle UR) and his team prepared delicious food -- very simple atmosphere, clean and just awesome food -- no overpriced tourist trap but the pure local approach to his guests - love it and will certainly return every time...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ingo S
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Keresteci Hakki Sokak No: 38/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 49 88
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