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“Street smart”
Review of Akbiyik Balik Evi

Akbiyik Balik Evi
Ranked #6,933 of 13,607 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Street smart”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

As usual almost everywhere in Istanbul the waiter will always try to recommend and convince you to order something overpriced. Unless if you are really hungry and don't mind the price do go ahead. That being said, go through the menu they do have some decent fish priced reasonably. Waiter tried to recommend pricier fish but we stuck to our menu and manage to cut down on the bill and food wasn't that bad. Just order what you need avoiding unneccessary side dishes/appetizers and it will be ok. Just stick to this rule when in Istanbul. My experience is always over ordering because of the waiter's insistance ending up having more than we can handle.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stay Away!!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is a total rip off. They show you one thing on the menu but make you something different and way over charge you. My friend I had dinner and it cost 425 TL for a very mediocre dinner. The waiter did not hear us out. Tourist trap.

  • Visited April 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Food is good but the price is too much”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place as our primary resto shocked us with a single item menu of 45 euro per person. The fish was undoubtedly fresh and the meat from the kebabs was tender and good. But the prices were really high for the level of food they offered and it didn't have much in the way of ambiance. If your hungry and cost isn't really an issue, this may do the trick but I'd advise elsewhere.

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Thank Joseton
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Give it a miss”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This place is the classic tourist trap. Over priced and terrible food. I would not recommend this place. There are many GREAT eateries nearby and this one is not one of them

  • Visited February 2014
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good but there are much better eateries around”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere live music etc but food let it down given the competition in the area it needs improve on the food side.

Visited March 2014
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