Arşipel is a fish restaurant that made its initial entry to the restaurant scene in the southwestern city of Bodrum. It later opened a branch in Suada but has recently moved to a venue with a large terrace and indoor seating area in Kuruçeşme.
Arşipel’s menu includes a variety of fish and seafood, hot and cold appetizers, salads, pasta, risotto, and a few chicken and meat dishes. The highlights of the menu are the freshly caught fish. Some fish are caught from the Bosphorus; swordfish, lobster, and sea bass from the northwestern city of Çanakkale; sea bream from Bodrum; grouper and jumbo shrimp from the southern city of Karataş. The mezes include samphire, charcoaled eggplant, fried eggplant with tomato sauce, and cheese plate in addition to lots of seafood mezes, such as stuffed mussels, octopus, and salted bonito.