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“Advise against- random addition to bills confrontational staff”

Gonca Balik Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Torba
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Set in a beautiful location just down the road from our Turkish house this restaurant appears to have it all tasty meze, fresh fish and random additions to the bill. When the bill arrived it was listed as 112tl we had worked out the bill to be 74tl. Included was bread and water at 10tl (which seems fairly standard), however they had misquoted us the price of the two Sea Bass by 10tl and the meze by 3tl added this to this was an extra beer (10tl) that we had never consumed (and some very poor maths later). When both of these mistakes were noted to the staff we were called liars and made to feel uncomfortable, they removed the items. If you like nice food, lovely beach and paying more than you bargained for it's ideal.

CHECK YOUR BILLS

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1  Thank JRGG G
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

The resort hotels dominate the beach in Torba, so there isn't a great choice of places to eat. This place is in a great location on the beach. There's a good choice of mezze for starters - mains are fish only which is grilled or fried and doesn't come with any sides. Thought it was expensive for what you got so would't visit again.

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1  Thank hoveharvey
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I stayed in Torba for several days and found this little restaurant to be the best place to eat, if you like fish. It's pretty small but has several outdoor tables on the beach and on a small platform extending into the water. There are several options for mezzo, and the fish entrees were fresh and very tasty. It's not terribly cheap, but it's not super-expensive either.

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3  Thank Tarek H
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

We piled straight off a plane into this place exhausted and quite late. Our hotel had checked they were still open and the hotel staff told us they had checked that we could just have a drink and didn't need to eat as we had eaten on the plane. We started to order a bottle of wine (there was no wine list we could see) and they told us we had to order food. We explained that we were told we didn't have too but we felt guilty so we asked for a small amount of meze for 4 of us (6 small plates of humous, potatoes etc between us). We also asked for a bottle of wine - they offered us only Chardonnay or Sauvignon so we chose the latter. The bill came to TL 190 !!!!!! The hotel checked the next day and apparently the wine was 80TL but that only goes part of the way to explaining the expense. Would not go back here although food OK.

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1  Thank annie42
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

I have been staying in Torba for quite sometime this summer and make a trip to Gonca almost daily!! The food is always amazing - be it the meze or whole fish or my personal favourite halva (delicious dessert!) The staff are super friendly and are always keen for a chat and to practice their English - nothing is ever any trouble for them. The location is amazing - beautiful view from absolutely every table (and the very comfy couches)
Top notch!!

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