It is such a rare thing for a fish restaurant without a nice sea view, located between the small roads of a neighborhood to become so traditionally popular. The secret is the taste of their great mix of tasty starters and simple fresh seafood mains.
Open since 1945, now being operated by the third generation of a family with Crete Island origins, the place has a nice unpretentious ambiance, and buzz. Might as well be a bit too popular of a place especially for the weekend evenings, better is to go for a long nice lunch.
The olive oil they use in their salads and other little entry dishes, is their own produce from their own olive grove in Mudanya. Rice (pilav) with mussels and roasted angler fish are their most famous specials.
Their bread comes toasted, and especially whole wheat one goes well with juicy mezes and fish. Grilled calamari (squid) here is one of the best in town: extraordinarily soft and delicious. Of course better with a Turkish Raki, but as good with a nice bottle of white wine.
Don’t forget that the fish is much better and fresh in Istanbul from September on, during the fall-winter seasons.