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“Nice place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yaka Balik Fish House

Yaka Balik Fish House
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Ranked #140 of 13,373 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
istanbul
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Yes l have had nice coffe in these nice fish restaurant and meze plate sas very fresh to and thanks to man in out side who recomend me here

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Rijsbergen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Expensive fresh fish not really worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We visit here 30-5 but I wasn't happy with my visit. Our hotel give us a flyer when we asked for a good fish restaurant but after my experience I don't know why. They want to get you in and that's the most important thing but I expect a good quality service and food. This was not the case.

We paid 140 lira for 1 fresh fish for 2 persons. We got the grilled fish but a jung boy of 14 came to our table to filet the fish. This took 5 minutes so our fish was not warm anymore. Why ?

There was 1 small potato, 3 slices tomato, 3 onion rings and a bit of lettuce. For a total of 180 lira with 2 drinks (? 60,00) this well over prices. Later I saw a other place 15 meter before this restaurant offering the same fresh fish for only 35 lira per fish. Also the fish plates looked better and more complete with vegatables.

Be warned: look at trip advisor before next time !!!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Miserable Tourist Trap”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

From the first moment, almost everything about this place felt wrong: phony smiles hardly disguising impatient attitude, dishonest recommendations of the most expensive items on the wine list and menu, bland, tired appetizers, expensive grilled fish that felt like it's been defrozen, and to top it all up - outrageous bill of 298 TL (some 150 USD) for two. Avoid!!!

Visited May 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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283 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Bad experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We have had very bad experience with this restaurant. You will have only nice view an that is it... First of all there is nothing unusual in a menu which is completely same to all around. And when you see a lot of fish in a menu, that means nothing, because they bring you for a choice couple doradas, one grouper, turbo and a lobster. Nothing else in a fish restaurant! And that fish does not look very fresh at the evening. The starters are small and very standard. The wine is only Turkish and for unreasonable price, for 90TL they offer you a wine that costs 25, but to be honest wine was not bad. There is no choice of brad too. A choice of meat is very limited and when a have chosen a kabap they forgot to gave it to me...after a remainder and 40 minutes I have had nothing again and asked for a bill. Very polite waiter gave me a discount of 13TL from amount of 313TL as a compensation...that seemed very polite but ridiculous. And yes, they did not forget to charge me for the services!
So IMHO this place does not deserve such a high rating, 3 as a maximum, but with my personal experience I put only 2.

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, nice service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Good sea bass and free fruit salad. Also kind service and people. Offered free tea and fruit salad. Nice view over Bosforus. Close to Tram.

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