Giritli

Price guide: Expensive

Keresteci Hakki Sokak, Cankurtan, Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Price guide: Expensive

Giritli

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#5 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Relaxation, Romance

Expert review of Giritli

Fine dining on fish and meze infused with the flavours of Crete.

Simple but sophisticated, Giritli offers one of the best dining experiences in Sultanahmet, a fixed price menu focused on perfectly cooked seafood, served in an inviting atmosphere.

Food and drink: 

The set menu of hot and cold starters, grilled or fried fish, and dessert features wild herbs and greens from the Aegean region and dishes such as cracked green olives with goats' cheese, garlic, and walnuts; thinly sliced fish cured in lemon, salt, and olive oil; and calamari with a sweet walnut sauce.

Ambience: 

Shady and secluded, the rock-walled garden is the preferred place to dine in good weather; in winter, tables are set inside a beautiful old wooden house.

Service: 

Service is attentive and fairly formal.

Location: 

Set on a lovely little cobblestone lane in the back streets of Sultanahmet, Giritli can be a bit hard to find; keep an eye out for the nearby Armada Hotel.

Price advice: 

The set menu costs 95 lira per person, including unlimited Turkish beer, wine, or rakı.

More information on Giritli:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Greek, Seafood, Turkish
Address:
Keresteci Hakki Sokak, Cankurtan, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Telephone:
0212 458 22 70
Website:
http://www.giritlirestoran.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Every day 11am-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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