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Akbiyik Balik Evi

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Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No: 32 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best thing you can say about this place is that the food is mostly adequate. But it is over-priced, they push things at you pretending they are complimentary and yet they appear on the bill, they demand a minimum tip and the staff are not very polite. My diary entry reads: "average food, extortionate prices and service that was... More 

Thank JJHDerbyshire
Astana, Kazakhstan
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is primarily a fish restaurant on a street full of restaurants looks like most other places but the reason we chose this was because the guy at the front touting for business wasn't pushy and gave us space to look at the menu and decide if this is the place we wanted to eat. THIS IS THE ONLY REASON... More 

Thank UKtoAST15
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very tasty food, fish was fantastic! Good choice of beverages, helpful staff They even had a live band. Very cozy place on the one of the most busy streets in Istanbul. Its not a fancy place to visit but if u want to feel a real culture and enjoy some seafood dishes - come here. Its nearly to Blue Mosque

Thank _L7755M23
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect pleace. Servis is great. I would recommend it to everyone. Food is excellent. Come here absolutely.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Service staffs: rude and pushy and liars Prices: extremely overpriced beyond believe Taste: extremely tasteless

Thank halina h
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I thought i will have a look at the food, I was cordially invited in and offered a table. I was impressed by the display of fresh fish at the entrance. immediately after i sat down i was presented with what appeared to be a selection of free starters. I was not impressed by them but as a result of... More 

Thank CheapSkate2013
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49 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Well, Yes we Pakistanis eat spicy food. But, I tried my level best to develop taste of Turkish food. So i tried different options. Kebaps and Koftes are generally good but fish was just ok. By the way this restaurant's environment is very classy. They also have some singers who sing very beautiful Turkish songs.

Thank Farhan K
Saar, Bahrain
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

On a street full of restaurants where they are all pretty much the same, this on stands out a bit. The calamari was excellent, one of the best calamari dishes I have had, there rest of our family meal was less inspiring and one of the meals delivered was not what we had ordered. The price is too high given... More 

Thank Matt115
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food was great, and the band played good music but they were made to wear silly sequinned yellow and blue outfits. The service was awful as well as they could only focus on a family brawl in the middle of the street and only came to us when the thought they were getting a tip.

Thank Drxman
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We had meze which is an appetizer plate and wine while sitting in the outdoor cafe watching people stroll along the cobblestone streets. The wait staff was very friendly, service was excellent, the price was reasonable and they were gracious in providing a complementary dessert. We very much enjoyed our meal.

Thank Christine T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No: 32 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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