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Marina Balik

Vapur İskelesi Sokak, Kuruçeşme, Istanbul, Turkey

Mon–Sun: 12.00–1.00am

Eating fish on the lower Bosphorus can be expensive, but the Marina is excellent. Set in what looks like a park-keeper’s hut in Kuruçeşme Park, it is built over the water with windows all round. The squid is terrific, and the fish baked in salt arrives at your table like a dinosaur egg ready to be broken open.

There are plenty of other fish restaurants nearby and if you fancy meat, The Market Bosphorus has a selection of steaks and a charcuterie bar.

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