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“Poor value, poor meze”

Deniz Restaurant - Sezai'nin Yeri
Ranked #230 of 448 Restaurants in Fethiye
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We went here due to a guidebook review. Most expensive meal we had in turkey and was not value for this money. No menu was ok for us - the waiter shows you what is available - but calamari and squid were tough and bland, the green salad we were offered even though we ordered the tomato was just very large cos lettuce leaves - strangest salad I've ever had and I wouldn't say I am too fussy but big lettuce leaves doesn't really cut it as a green salad. Meze was a big plate of dips we didn't like including seaweed which was ok but nothing from the choices we were expecting after looking in the cabinet. The cold meze in fact was quite bad. The fish was served to us at the table and deboned which was nice but not even a slice of lemon to accompany it. Overall very average from our perspective but other reviewers seem to love it!

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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The staff let you choose the meze (starters) and fish from the display since there is no menu. We ordered shrimp meatball, sea bean, stuffed calamary and chopped sallad. Some of the mezes are made with a creamy, cheesy, spicy sauce. The staff tell you how all the ingredients are cooked and are very friendly. Everything we ate were fresh, delicious and cooked professionally we still felt light after all those creamy starters despite our sensitive stomach. They also serve toasted bread with olive oil sprinkled over and the tea was on the house. The price is reasonable for a seafood restaurant at this quality rate and don't let being without a menu intimidate you, the place is honest with the prices. The ambiance is a traditional, relaxed, clean, mediterrenian restaurant, don't expect too much luxury. This place serves one of the best seafood and meze in Turkey imho and deserves all the raving. The cook, Sezai keeps the high standarts so you'll find the same quality everytime you visit there. It is a must go if you are already in Fethiye.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We loved it last year and went back again this year. Real taste of Turkish dinning culture, no menus, pick what fish you want and select starters and let the chefs do the rest, chill over a beer or raki or two and enjoy the atmosphere here. It's not fancy it's not got wifi sky sports but it has a real taste of Turkish culture and we love it for the relaxing fantastic dinning and tasty fresh fish. Can't wait till next year.

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Thank Tukka247
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Go for the mezze and I DARE YOU to stay for a full meal... triple dog dare you, in fact! We had octopus with a dill cream sauce, prawns, seafood kofte, eggplant salad (patlican salatasi), and a few other things that were so good that we just kept on eating the Mezze! Like a great turkish restaurant they let you see and choose your mezzes and always at affordable prices!

The head server who helped us was a great guy with a charming personality and he helped us choose and decide on our mezzes. Our big winners were the Seafood Kofte (meatball) which was prawns and spices chooped and covered with cheese then fried... unreal. Next would be Octopus with the cream dill sauce; it was so FRESH and delicious that they could have sold them as mini Scallops (being from New England, scallops are the be-all-end-all of seafood for me). This place is a definite GO TO for sea food.

Like I said, we didn't actually get a full meal, but if we had the fish selection looked fresh and delicious. Go for the food and enjoy the experience!

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Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We had a pleasant dinner, but the food was mixed. Excellent grilled grouper, but the mezes were somewhat bland and uninspired. Very good tossed salad. We specifically didn't order it, but enjoyed it. Same with the bread. A very good red house wine. A tasty fried ice cream & chocolate sauce dessert. Attentive, friendly service. A little pricy.

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Thank Beverly J
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