If you are in Istanbul and have something to celebrate and you want to give yourselves a treat, Iskele fish restaurant will be a good choice.
Iskele restaurant is located on an old wharf just under the second Bosphorus bridge which will make you really feel like you’re at sea.
The menu is classic, starting with cold mezes (marinated seabass, stuffed mussels are my favorite) continuing with hot mezes or appetizers. They make great calamari, fried or grilled.
As for the main course, of course you have to ask the waiter’s advice depending on the season. If they have fresh Lagos (white grouper) fish, I think you should give it a try. Many people find small fish tastier. It is suggested here because small fish like goatfish are fried to perfection. You can really smell and taste the fish.
As you can see, the menu is classic and not creative. However, every type of food served is top notch.
Finally, they serve small portions of different local desserts. But instead, you can ask for chocolate souffle, which is excellent.
The service is great with good English speaking waiters. Since Iskele is popular amongst celebrities and business people, reservation is highly required.
It is fairly expensive, but still it is a good option for a special night out.
Please make sure that you select your wine from the menu and check the price