Top Seafood Restaurants in Istanbul
You will find that Istanbul is often associated with meze and kebabs, however in the same light will you
find that freshly caught seafood are at the order of the day wherever you go in Istanbul.
If you are going to judge this top seafood restaurant on appearance alone you will miss out on the best seafood in Istanbul.
Shaded by vines and rather ramshackle it appears as if it would crumble into the sea, yet it offers a huge variety of fresh fish daily.
When you enter the small plaza Samatya on Istanbul’s south western end you encounter fish stands and
Meyhanes and at the centre of it is shack serving cold beer and fresh fish. delightfully informal, with excellent prices and fish feasts.
Turkish Cuisine Most Popular Fish
You will hear that some of the world’s best fish are eaten in Turkey.
Bluefish or Lufer
Turkish cuisine has a firm favourite and that is the bluefish which is commonly fished and containing high fat
Bonito or Palamut
The bonito is in abundance during the same period as the bluefish and has a Firm texture and a dark colour
Red Mullet or Barbunya
The red mullet is as its name indicated a rich red coloured fish and highly prized in Turkish cuisine with a slightly bitter
Sea Bass or Levrek
If you want to talk about most coveted fish in Turkey and Istanbul you have to name sea bass first.