Balikci Sabahattin

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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6 expert recommendations



A fish joint based on the meyhane tradition but with a more formal standard of service, this restaurant has an excellent reputation for its very simple output of meze and the catch-of-the-day menu.

Be sure to book ahead.

DK Eyewitness

Everything works well at this delightful fish restaurant. They have a long and delicious menu, having been in business since 1927.


Frommer's 34

One of the few consistently good, high-quality restaurants... still cranking out top-quality treasures from the sea. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The limos outside Balıkçı Sabahattın pay testament to its enduring popularity with the city's establishment, who join cashed-up tourists in enjoying its limited menu of meze and fish. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

A fish restaurant in the refreshingly down-to-earth streets beside Cankurtaran station, just a five-minute walk from touristy Sultanahmet.


Travel + Leisure

Grab a seat in the garden of this Sultanahmet seafood restaurant. Full review →

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