Giritli

Address: Keresteci Hakki Sokak, Cankurtan, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone: 0212 458 22 70

- Expensive

4.7

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
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.3
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

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