Sumahan on the Water is located in Çengelköy.
The name Çengelköy directly translates to "hook village". The origin of the name is uncertain but according to Evliya Çelebi, a cache of Byzantine anchors was found here shortly after the Conquest in 1453. Thus, the village became known as “The Village of Anchors”. Çengelköy is an ideal community to experience long forgotten ‘village life’ in Istanbul where the local vibe survives, and where residents and shopkeepers warmly greet each other on the street daily. Çengelköy, with its beautiful historical wooden seaside mansions, called ‘yalı’s in Turkish, and the locally famous small cucumbers once grown there, enjoys it's justly earned reputation as one of the most charming villages along the Bosphorus.