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“Service charge - where does it go”

Ranked #40 of 224 Restaurants in Kalkan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Good quick attentive service
Pleasant food
Good selection of beers
Great value for money
And a mysterious service charge - I was told it was on the menu
We couldn’t see it ,neither could the embarrassed staff member.
Staff and food delightful- service charge is a poor show .
I want to choose how much I give the hardworking staff(normally than15% ) - not the owners ,
I hope they reply and clear up the confusion

Thank Wotashot
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A real treat for us... We had coffees, which were super followed by meze (for 2) which were very tasty... So relaxing to sit, watch the comings and goings in the harbour. Recommended indeed. We also brought a bottle of their olive oil to enjoy later... Thank you all at Koran.

Thank jezhuggins
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Korsan Meze is situated at the end of the harbour in a lovely position with a beautiful view of the sea.
Mustafa is front of house here and his service is just delightful. Mustafa and the rest of the team really deliver excellent service, warm, welcoming, relaxed, friendly and very efficient.
While looking at the menu a complimentary puffy bread and dips and olives are served. this bread is so light, its just lovely.
The food is amazing, a really good menu with lots of choice of traditional turkish dishes, international dishes and wonderful fresh fish all beautifully presented in a contemporary style.The food was so good we ate here 4 times . We enjoyed black sea lamb ( my absolute favorite) ,lamb chops, veal, sea bass, and meze. The home made ice cream really is superb,with many interesting flavour choices, it is made to order, just devine. This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Kalkan, it was more than a touch of class and style, great food served in wonderful surroundings by fantastic staff who look after you so well.Thank you to all of the team at Korsan we loved joining you for dinner. We will definitely be back when we return to Kalkan.

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Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Not going to dwell on the posting about the owners getting the service charge, but if that is the case, you will never see me here again. I didn't even notice it on my bill!!
However, the food and service was fantastic and the overall experience was one to remember. The waiters were fantastic and nothing was so much trouble. The setting is fantastic on the roof top with superb views over the bay. Its disappointing when you read the first part of the menu about the history of the restaurant and how it came from humble beginnings to be transferred to the founders son. Hope the service charge issue sorts itself out. Enough Said

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Thank S14YRT
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Undoubtably good food and great service but like all the Korsan restaurants they add a 10% service charge ? Ok that’s fair enough because the service is good but guess what ? The waiters don’t get it , disgraceful , the greedy wealthy owner keeps it which then means people like us assume we have tipped the waiters through the service charge so leave no tip so they end up get nothing !!
Neither can the owner say it goes towards the waiters wages because that’s not what a service charge is supposed to be . What in fact you are paying is a 10% cover charge not a service charge . This unnecessary greed by restaurant owners has also been stamped out in the U.K.
so if you go to a Korsan restaurant tell them a service charge is optional unlike a cover charge and ask for it to be removed from your bill , then-instead leave a cash tip for the waiters so you know they get it ( unless he takes those as well ! ) this is pure greed and very unfair how much more money does the guy want just read the list of what he already owns !!

If you see a service charge added at any other Kalkan restaurant and we haven’t , check that the waiters get it before you agree to pay and let’s all stamp this unfairness out !

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