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“Don't waste your time or money the food is terrible and there are 100 better restaurants in Dalyan.”
Review of Sini Restaurant

Sini Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 165 Restaurants in Dalyan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We are the only restaurant in Dalyan serving, Traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine..
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

They claim to serve the best, most authentic food in Dalyan - what a joke. It took 3 hours for our food to arrive, it was awful, the seafood in a clay pot was unidentifiable, the meat dishes were dry and the sauce bitter, the mashed potato was out of a packet and the rice had been reheated in an oven and was hard, the bread was ok, the garlic butter and crumbs of goats cheese were terrible with no flavour, the 'free' meze were not worth having. When we complained the owner told us he had been in Dalyan for 17 years and never received a single complaint, he also suggested that I had only ever eaten a kebab and knew nothing about Turkish food, he obviously doesn't realise that Turkish food is one of the top 3 cuisines of the world (although not in his restaurant) he obviously does not care about the quality of food served in his 'restaurant' he certainly ignors the trip advisor reviews, note he has not responded to one of the reviews. There are many excellent restaurants in Dalyan, avoid this one, he gave us a discount but still our bill was £80.00, he threatened to call the police if we refused to pay what he was demanding. A horrid arrogant man who runs a restaurant purely for the profit with no pride in what leaves his kitchen and no consideration as to whether his customers are happy and believe me you won't be happy if you choose to eat at the Sini restaurant!

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1  Thank Louise G
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We visited sini 3 times during our 2 week holiday. What can I say ... We absolutely loved it. The food is in my optinion excellent, proper homemade Turkish food, which is well presented. The restaurant is in a lovely setting underneath an olive tree whih really adds to the atmosphere with the traditional music. The staff are friendly and professional. It was also my birthday while we were away my boyfriend had told the restaurant. I arrived to balloons and out table beautifully decorated with rose petals candles and flowers.
I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough. :)

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2  Thank Nadine P
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Booked a table for 5 and then read comments on Trip Advisor and were a little bit sceptical about it. Anyway, we went and seen what it was like and it was actually one of the nicest meals we'd all had during our stay. There was only one slight issue and that was one of the waiters didn't speak any English but that was no real concern to us. There is a rubber tree in the grounds of the restaurant which is over 100 years old and covers the eating area, it is a really nice setting!

1  Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We visited Sini twice in one week. Firstly, i would like to say that many previous reviews from 2013 and before are based on an old chef - the restaurant has a new chef team for 2014 and the restaurant experience is so much better than previous years.

The restaurant is located on a side street near the river. The restaurant setting is beautiful - courtyard area with a small selection of tables - surrounded by giant rubber tree, grape vines etc... The staff are extremely friendly and offer advice regarding the meals. They offer a wide selection of Turkish meals - many of which we have not seen elsewhere. Service was polite and efficient, meals were adequately sized and well cooked - very very nice traditional meals. We were given free wine and liquors on our second visit which made the experience even better. Would definately recommend.

1  Thank Teri_Robert
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This restaurant is set in a beautiful surprisingly quiet courtyard setting on one of the side streets of Dalyan making an ideal place for a private meal. You will be soon caught up with the authenticity and history of the place. The staff were very friendly and were soon giving you plenty info on the history of Ottoman Empire. We went as a party of 8 for a birthday party. We booked the day before and were greeted with a beautifully decorated table and a couple of carafes of wine. We had a selection of meze's and I had chicken casserole all of which was lovely. The meal was topped off with a lovely birthday cake complete with firework! All in all a lovely experience!

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2  Thank Tina H
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