Balıkçı Sabahattin

About Balıkçı Sabahattin

Balıkçı Sabahattin is a world-famous fish restaurant located in Cankurtaran. Balıkçı Sabahattin, got two times the cover subject of The New York Times in the first three months in the year 2000. He is truly serving best fish in Istanbul. You will agree to me when you taste their “rice with mussels” and “Sabahattin salad“.


You MUST try turbot fishloufer fishrice with musselsjumbo shrimpscalamari, sea bass marinand their special sauces. All fishes and other sea-foods are being served daily and fresh. They have very rich starters that go great with the tasty wholegrain bread and the calamari is quite delicious.

If you are smoking Balıkçı Sabahattin has a private smoke-free part in restaurant.

Although on a bit expensive side, you definitely MUST try this place. Mr. Sabahattin and his sons are doing a superb job & if you are a seafood addict like me, then this place will be the highlight of your stay.

Balıkçı Sabahattin is a bit expensive. So if you unsure about your budget, I recommend you to look for other places.

Contact and Opening Hours

Opening Hours: 12.00 – 24.00

Adress: Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No:1 Cankurtaran/Istanbul

Tel: 0212 458 1824

You may need reservation for weekend (Saturday and Sunday)


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