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The Best 16 Fish Restaurants in Istanbul

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Enjoying great seafood is one of the biggest pleasures of the peninsula nation of Türkiye. Are you looking for the best seafood restaurant in Istanbul? Istanbul has an abundance of top-quality fish restaurants and to help you decide which one is best for you, we’ve compiled a list of the 16 best fish restaurants in Istanbul with the view of Bosphorus.

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1. Adem Baba Restaurant

Adem Baba Fish Restaurant

The name of Adem Baba Restaurant, which started in 1992 on a small boat in Bebek, is known across all of Istanbul. The restaurant has a friendly and comfortable interior design and offers excellent quality seafood dishes. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, this place always gets the second visit for its fresh fish and salads!

Price: Starts from ₺500
Recommendations: Fried Calamari

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Open Hours: 12:00 – 22:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 263 29 33

2. Set Balık

set balik restaurant istanbul

One of the famous fish restaurants in Istanbul, Set Balık Lokantası is located in Tarabya, Sarıyer. Here, you can taste dishes made of fresh seafood. They also have great vegetarian options and delicious warm appetizers you really need to try. And after your meal is over, you’ll find one of the best desserts for a happy ending.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Octopus Grid

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Open Hours: 12:00 – 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: 0(212) 262 04 11

3. Rumelihisari Iskele Restaurant

Rumelihisari Iskele Restaurant Istanbul

To enjoy a unique view of the Bosphorus while having your dinner, this is the place to come. It is one of the best fish restaurant Istanbul. You can see the whole Bosphorus from the restaurant and in summer, the cool sea breeze makes the restaurant even more pleasant. Don’t forget to make a reservation.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Grilled Bluefish

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Open Hours: Seven days a week from 12:30 to 02:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 263 29 97

4. İsmet Baba Restaurant

Ismet Baba Restaurant Istranbul

Comfortable and with great views of the city, this fish restaurant has beautiful homely wooden interior decor. This restaurant is only about serving the best fish possible. Not a fancy place, it’s a cozy and local place as it gets. The lovely atmosphere and top-tier waiters make your experience more worthy.

Price: Starts from ₺500
Recommendations: Butter Shrimp and Sea Bass

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Open Hours: Daily from 12:00 to 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0216) 341 33 75

5. Kıyı Restaurant

Kiyi Fish Restaurant

If you want to eat dinner in an aesthetic spot, Coastal Restaurant is a good choice. The coastal restaurant has an extremely impressive atmosphere and is ideal for a special romantic meal. Coastal Restaurant is located in Tarabya, a neighbourhood of the Sariyer district of Istanbul. They always serve fresh fish and proud of their sides!

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Eggplant Salad and Lufer (Blue Fish)

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Open Hours:Seven days a week from 12:00  to 23:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 262 00 02

6. Misina Fish Restaurant

Misina Fish Restaurant

If the aesthetics of a restaurant are important to you then this is the place to eat. It offers stunningly presented starters to post on Instagram and they have delicious desserts to order after a fresh fish. There is a great friendly ambiance in the restaurant and the waiters are just as helpful!

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Crab and warm appetizers

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 10:00 to 01:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0216) 350 80 90

7. Balıkçı Sabahattin

balikci sabahattin istanbul

This restaurant has one of the most positively reviewed fish restaurant in Istanbul. Everything about the fish here is fresh and well-made. It’s more like a local place so you can make sure to have authentic tastes. One of the most famous features of this restaurant is the vegetables! The combinations of herbs used to create the starters make this a favorite fish restaurant for many people. We highly recommend you to visit here at least once, you’ll be visiting again for sure.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Shrimp stew and squid

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Open Hours: Seven days a week from 12:00 to 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 458 18 24

8. Kandilli Suna’s Place Fish Restaurant

Kandilli Suna Fish Restaurant

If you prefer comfort over formality then you’ll love Suna’s Place. Here you’ll feel comfortable and free – and the fish is very tasty too! Menu is limited by choice but we can assure that whatever you order, you’ll be pleased.

Price: Starts from ₺700
Recommendations: Panned Sardines

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Open Hours:  Seven days a week from 12:00 to 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0216) 308 45 12

9. Historical Ali Baba Fish Restaurant

Ali Baba Fish Restaurant

If you want to dine al fresco and spend tranquil hours under the trees, Historical Ali Baba Fish Restaurant is the ideal place. You’ll have the opportunity to try tasty dishes accompanied by a unique sea view and a peaceful atmosphere. Historical Ali Baba Fish Restaurant serves as a restaurant and a bar. It serves well-made fresh fish and delicious salads.

Price: Starts from ₺700
Recommendations: The appetizers!

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Open Hours: Open 09:00 – 12:30
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 223 25 25

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10. Sultanahmet Ottoman Fish Terrace House

Sultanahmet Ottoman Fish Restaurant

With its authentic interior decoration and perfect location, Sultanahmet Ottoman Fish Terrace House offers an authentic Istanbul experience. You’ll love the taste of unique seafood, and why not try the regional buttermilk with it? Ideally located in the city centre, you can enjoy a great tasting, healthy dinner and a few delicious hours soaking up the ambience of Istanbul.

Price: Starts from ₺700
Recommendations: Sea bass and shrimp casserole

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Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30-23:30, Thu 11:30-12:15, Fri-Sun 11:30-00:30
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: 0534 263 98 46

11. Sur Fish Restaurant Sarayburnu

Sur Fish Restaurant Sarayburnu

Sur Fish Restaurant Sarayburnu is a renowned establishment offering elegance, high-quality service, and great food. And as an extra treat, you can eat peacefully while watching the gorgeous sea waves. In the evening you can enjoy a perfect view of the moon. The chefs insist on only the finest quality ingredients, and the restaurant is known for great-tasting fish dishes.

Price: Starts from ₺700
Recommendations: Fish soup

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 12:00 to 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 517 53 02

12. Turk Art Terrace Restaurant

Turk Art Terrace Restaurant Istanbul

Fancy enjoying a delicious meal of traditional Turkish seafood while viewing the beautiful city of Istanbul from a terrace? This fantastic restaurant, especially famous for its seafood and kebabs, is one of the few restaurants with a smoking area. We recommend that you make a reservation as it can get very busy.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Sea bass and the hummus

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 11:00 to 23:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0530) 562 44 21

13. Hanzade Terrace Restaurant

Hanzade Terrace Restaurant Istanbul

Hanzade is one of the most reviewed restaurant in Istanbul. It gives you the view of the Marmara Sea while eating delicious food here. This place offers an authentic Turkish eating experience and is well known for its local dishes. There are different kinds of kebabs as well as seafood.

Price: Starts from ₺500
Recommendations: Butter shrimp and sea bass

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 12:00  to 23:30
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number:  (0212) 518 80 81

14. Bebek Balıkçı

Bebek Balıkçı istanbul

If you want your dinner to be accompanied by an amazing Bosphorus view, then Bebek Balıkçı is the place to choose. The restaurant has been operating for almost 50 years now but regularly modernizes its menu. It is one of the best seafood restaurants in Istanbul. Jan Claude Van Dame, Catharine Deneuve, and other celebrities have visited this restaurant.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Fish in salt

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 12:00  to 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 263 34 47

15. Mükellef

mukellef restaurant istanbul

If you are looking for a place where you can eat not only delicious seafood but also try mouthwatering meat dishes, you can visit Mükellef. In addition to the outstanding menu, its location can give you an opportunity to enjoy a walk along Karaköy’s landmarks after your meal.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Balık Kokoreç

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 11:00  to 00:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 252 86 36

16. Mürver Restaurant

Mürver Restaurant

At Mürver Restaurant, you can try delicious seafood and meat dishes from the menu that is constantly renewed according to each season. Here, the dishes are cooked over fire. Mürver was opened in 2017 and since then has been serving its own classics and more dishes, expanding the menu.

Price: Starts from ₺1000
Recommendations: Grilled Octopus

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Open Hours: 7 days a week from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 18:00 to 01:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 372 07 50

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