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Beyazgul Cad. No: 2 | Arnavutkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 2933
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A trip to Istanbul would be incomplete without a visit to Adem Baba, the best fish restaurant on the European side of the Bosphorus. Tucked away from the main drag, it may be tricky to find, but once you go there once, you will remember the way, because it is remarkable. It is a humble place (wooden table and chairs,... More 

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Roxbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've been eating at Adem Baba for more than 15 years. The seasonal fish served is always fresh and well prepared (grilled or fried). The fried Squid (Calirami) appetizer is the best I've eaten anywhere and should not be missed. In addition, if you appreciate historical interiors, the roman brick domed ceiling of the restaurant is a visual treat.

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Thank wmjed
Istanbul, Turkey
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496 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Temple of fried fish. Punto. No mezes, no alchool and very limited desserts. Whatever they had was great: bonito, fried mussels, sardines, anchovies The bill $ 15 x person

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Thank Corrado_foodpasha
Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I'm going to this restaurant for the past 7 years. It is probably the best fish you can find in the neighborhood but you can't pair it with the wine as the restaurant serves no alcohol. Go with the recommendation of the waiters and ask for the salad with white cheese. Deserts are also very tasty and served with fresh... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

all the fish this restaurant serve is freshly caught and cooked! they also have an awesome salad, corn-bread and squids! the only small down side is that this restaurant does not serve alcohol.

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Thank Eren O
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We go every week as a family, with our 12 yr old daughter. I have been going to adem baba for almost 15 yrs. unbelievable, everytime we are there, it is the same excellent taste. Always fresh ingredients... Be aware it is local place. No fancy decoration. Not a lot of choices like classical turkish fish restaurants simple menu, 6-7... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you want to eat fish at the Bosphorus go Arnavutkoy. No alcohol available, but unbelievable servis speed make you happy. Fish soup, squid delicious . 2 persons cost together with salad around 35€. I recommend for only fresh sea foods. There is no reservation and first come first serve rule is valid. There are same chairs to wait your... More 

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Thank Serdar U
İstanbul
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is a fish restaurant which does not serve alcohol and have sea view. Therefore, they have the most fresh fish and best tasting mezes... Especially great for lunch.

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1 Thank Kasikci
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I am speechless .... The food was so great 😍The salad very fresh . Tartar sauce was to die for . The fish was very well cooked and fresh. The ambience was relaxing with an uplifting mood . I loved every bit of my time spent here . The owner Sadem is a very lively , lovely gentleman with great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

found on recommendation of local friends. service is fast and food is very tasteful. Everything is very fresh, no risk, no problem, no deception. in fact only one, there's no alcohol at all. Even not a drop of excellent white Turkish wine to accompany these delicious grilled calamaris, and fishes... the prices are acceptable, 4 adults + 1 child =... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 70
Cuisine
Seafood, Turkish, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beyazgul Cad. No: 2 | Arnavutkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 263 2933
Description
Adem Baba Fish Restaurant

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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