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“The most atmospheric market at night time”
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Balik Pazari
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Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with...
Ranked #236 of 1,162 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: Fish and other edibles are what you'll find at this seafood market next to the Cicek Pasaji.
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

The fish restaurants with their unique fishy smell are packed at night. Interspersed with spice and nut shops selling locum and apple tea (Elma). Lamps, souvenirs, ceramics and jewellery. A mosh mash of Retail Therapy in a fish market!!

Fried mussels with garlic sauce is a must. Beware of restaurant touts who promise the best fresh fish coming from The Black Sea. It is and most places charge the competitive same price of TL 20 for sea bass or Sea bream. But beware! They jack up the hidden prices like 5TL for bread and a few delicious green olives in lovely olive oil which you think is free. And the nerve if trying to add TL5 tax when it should be in the menu price. Plus TL5 for a tiny bottle if TL1 mineral water. Beware and ask what is included.
Fish touts all speak good English and German. I found one tout who had left four children behind in the UK with four different women!!!
Perhaps fish makes men viral.

A must for a fun evening. The market does on and on downhill. Don't choose an evening with a football match being televised!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

While going through famous Istiklal Street from Taksim to Beyoğlu,you will see this small street on yr right hand side before coming to Galatasaray.
Very good small Bazaar with lots of cafes and restautants to eat and shops and stores to buy some little souveniersVery good option to go into this small and narrow road to see the interesting life and athmosphere.

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank junior1907
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

A bit pricey stuff around. Good cafes and restaurants, unfortunately, hard to find. Crowded all the time. Mercan restaurant is no good anymore.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank drsipahi
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

This short bazaar street offers a wonderful selection of fish and eateries! You can feast your eyes and stomach quickly and for a nice price. Some are pushy, but just follow the locals for a good meal.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Anyone visiting İstiklal Street must find a way to go through this little side road to enjoy it.There are many little eateries in the main road where you can eat very good at reasonable price.If you go through Nevizade Road,you can pay slightly higher but also have good food and live music at yr table during night time.

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