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“Nice view, so-so food”

Yaka Balik Fish House
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Ranked #129 of 13,980 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
Reviewed 12 April 2014

It is one the bridge across the Golden Horn, facing the Bosphorus. Lots to look at as boats of all sizes move about - large and small ferries, tourist boats, ocean going vessels (in the distance) and lots more.

The fish I had was small red mullet. They were delicious. The rest of the main course was an undercooked cool pototo and uninspiring basic salad. I tried two starters, hummous and anchovies both of which were fine but as you would buy them from a supermarket, so nothing special.

It is expensive for what it is but fine for a good view in what is a massive tourist spot. Many, many places in Istambul will have both better and cheaper food giving much better value. Go there once or any of the other similar restaurants on the bridge as fancy takes you.

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Thank Greenpen
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

The service was very good, the fish dishes were delicious, and also the view was great to Bosphorus and to the New Moshee. But the price- we've paid 700 TL- app. 240 EUR for 5 pax, which is way much overpriced compared to other places in Istanbul! This is the reason for 3 points out of 5...

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Thank Andras_Cs
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Enticed in by fish trolley outside restaurant but jumbo shrimps we chose for starters tasted were definitely not the ones we were shown (much smaller) and the Red Snapper was not presented at all as we were expecting. View was wonderful and service was good but food was over-priced and average

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Thank JuliaC915
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I would recommend Yaka Balik to all seafood lovers, especially for the grilled Salmon Steak and the fried anchovies. Should definitely give a try.

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Thank AnindoN
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The restaurant is in a great position with fantastic views of the bosphorus however the food was very poor especially for the price you pay. Don't get me wrong compared to what you might pay in other countries it's a good price but you can get better fish and sea food elsewhere in Istanbul. I think you get ripped off in the restaurants along the bridge. I would recommend going along near the fish market on the sea front the fish is much fresher and far superior and the prices are better.

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Thank gemma w
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