Balıkçı Sabahattin

Top choice seafood in Sultanahmet

Balıkçı Sabahattin is an enduring favourite with discerning Turks from near and far, who enjoy the limited but delicious menu of mezes and seafood. 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) or in the historic konak (house).

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 after your first two courses, the incir tatlısı (fig dessert) with ice cream is particularly delicious.