Time Out says
A large variety of Cretan and Aegean meze, all made with the freshest ingredients, make Giritli the best choice for rakı and seafood in Sultanahmet. In addition to classic meze dishes, Giritli Restaurant's menu features the eponymous girit mezesi, a cheese spread packed with green olives, goat cheese, garlic, walnuts, dried herbs and olive oil, and çiğ balık, thinly-sliced raw fish cooked in salt and lemon. Another must-try is the ızgara ahtapot (grilled octopus), which is first dried out in the sun and marinated with wine before being grilled. Dining out in Giritli Restaurant’s garden is a pure delight during the summer months.