Located on the shores of the Aegean and Black seas, vibrant Istanbul offers hundreds of seafood options. Whether you choose to eat at a restaurant down in the city, on top of its hills, or on a ferry, your experience will be unforgettable. It’s hard to decide what to eat or where to go in a city this size, so here is our guide.
Balıkçı Sabahattin, or ‘Fisherman Sabahattin,’ is one of Istanbul’s finest places for typical Turkish seafood. Having grown up in a family of fishermen and by the sea, Chef Sabahattin understands and respects the importance and value of fish, and with the help of his sons, has created the best place to experience home-style seafood in Istanbul.
Address & telephone number: Cankurtaran Mh., Şehit Hasan Kuyu Sok No:1, 34122 Sultanahmet, +90 212 458 1824
The Fish Suada Club of Istanbul is another excellent place to experience true Turkish seafood with a marvelous view of the Bosphorus and its magnificent blue waters. The Suada Club is located on the only island in the middle of the Bosphorus, and it gives you a view directly over the water to Kurucesme, the mouth of the Bosphorus and beyond. There you can find anything from the traditional Turkish mezzes, seasonal fish specialties, to the delicious dessert, Turkish delight. If you’re looking for a splendid view and great food, the Fish Suada Club will surely satisfy.
Address & telephone number: Galatasaray Adası, Kuruçeşme, + 90 212 263 6515