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Giritli Istanbul

#159 of 11,654 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Keresteci HakkI Sokak Armada Otel YanI Cankurtaran, Istanbul, Turkey
458 2270
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 delicious. Stand outs included the calamari (fresh, not frozen), sea bass ceviche, black-eyed beans with... More 

Thank catherine c
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank markc2812
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank glittery_sparkles1
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 

1 Thank GuyPhishberg
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Kip S
Washington, DC
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191 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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.

1 Thank WorldTravelerDC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

Thank e767
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, 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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood Profile
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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