Balıkçı Sabahattin is an enduring favourite with discerning Turks from near and far, who enjoy the limited menu of meze and seafood, including fish from red mullet to sole. This is Sultanahmet's most prestigious restaurant and its best food, although the service can be harried. You'll dine under a leafy canopy in the garden (one section smoking, the other nonsmoking).
Be sure to choose your fish from the display near the entrance; cold mezes are chosen from trays brought to your table. If you have room at the end, the quince with cream is a delicious dessert.