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Where to buy the best fish in Istanbul?

What is Turkey famous for? Of course, delicious and fresh fish! People have 2 choice where to buy fish, go to the store or go to the fish market. We are definitely for the second choice. Since Istanbul is a seaside city, a trip to the market is not only a trip for fish, but also a trip for impressions! Today we will tell you about one of the best fish markets, which is located in the Karakoy area.

The market is located 5 minutes from the Galata Tower right next to the Galata Bridge. All the most delicious and fresh fish comes there. Abundance will surprise you. The prices are quite favorable, much better than in stores. All prices are indicated on the price tags, so you will not be deceived.

Also, many restaurants have a service for cooking your fish inside restaurant. Which rather simplifies the choice and does not allow you to doubt the quality. There are such restaurants right near the market, but we want to pay your attention to the fact that the prices there are certainly tourist for all other dishes.

At the market you can buy completely different fish, fresh and large shrimps, freshly caught mussels, crayfish. There is also a department with frozen fish. There are also trays of mussels at the entrance, which you can try right on the spot by watering them with lemon.

Be sure to visit the fish market to not only taste delicious and fresh fish, but also to find out what the fish life of Istanbul is like.

You can read this article in Russian language: Где купить лучшую рыбу в Стамбуле?

Maria Rybakova

Hi, I'm Maria. I am a writer for Expat Guide Turkey and I strive to create the best content for you. To contact me, you can send an e-mail to Happy reading!

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