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“Don't go! A total scam!!!!!!”
Review of Ali Baba Nargile

Ali Baba Nargile
Ranked #220 of 442 Nightlife in Istanbul
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We went there for shisha after our new year's event and after our taxi driver recommended it (am sure he got a cut for taking us there). We were greeted right and left as we went in, and we were seated at a table set with plates of different fruits, and some bottles of water. We ordered tea and toasts sandwiches, and sent back most of the fruit plates untouched to make space on the table. We opened one bottle of water only, and ate from a few fruit plates. Only 4 shishas were ordered. When we asked for the bill, the waiter came with a small notepad, looked at us, scribbled something, then told us we owed 800 turkish liras (around 400 usd)!!!!!!!!! The paper had no details, just the amount.
When we asked for an explanation, he started mentioning all the fruits plates and water bottles, charging us crazy amounts like 50 liras for shisha and 25 liras per fruit plate... When we told him we hadn't asked for the fruits and that he should have explained how their system works he said it was our fault for not asking. We managed to get the amount down to 400 turkish liras but it was still a crazy amount to pay for a few shishas and some toasts and fruits. We were scammed big time!! Do not go there... It should be called Ali Baba and the forty thieves...

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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We went there based on a forceful recommendation from our driver. Ended up with a 400$ bill for 8 nargiles and fruit dishes we never ordered. TOTAL RIP OFF. avoid at all costs!

1  Thank Samer B
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

If you just want to relax after a hard day's work - this is it. The staff was quite courteous as well and the place looked great with a small crowd even at 3:00 am in the night

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Went here 16-23rd November, overcharge you and make the prices up depending on the customer that walks through. I read the reviews before i traveled and regrettably still gave this place a chance. I advise you avoid. Corlulu easily had the best shisha and they didn't try and rip us off.

1  Thank shiraz k
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

worst narguilé ever ! they are litteraly stealing the foreigners ! 340 TL for 2 narguilé, some fruits and 5 waters... stay far away

1  Thank Raph_ParisTanbul
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