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Canli Balik

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Kyrenia Harbour 104, Kyrenia, Cyprus
+903928151123
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth a visit.

Situated just across from the harbour in a nice position is the small but friendly downstairs part of the 'Canli Balik ' Fronted by the lovely Habib, who is also the restaurant manager, waiter and general do everything man, you won't be hassled just assured of a pleasant evening. The food is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
Jackie M
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Situated just across from the harbour in a nice position is the small but friendly downstairs part of the 'Canli Balik ' Fronted by the lovely Habib, who is also the restaurant manager, waiter and general do everything man, you won't be hassled just assured of a pleasant evening. The food is good, served hot and large portions. Habib remembers... More 

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Athens, Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Haven't tried fish and seafood, but kebabs were not edible, even by cats that were wondering around the table. The kebabs served were just skewed pork pieces ... I would not say meat, as they were most fat or something that was so hard to chew that we all left it on ths dish. Starters were nice though, but the... More 

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Antrim, N Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Four of us had lunch here on 2 occasions while shopping in Kyrenia. Great location, right at the harbour, and they do a delicious mezze, fish or meat. Overall not expensive to eat there. The waiter was from India/Pakistan and spoke terrific English. (Handsome too);-)

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rainhill
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The location is beautiful, the meze starter first class, but the main courses we had were not enjoyable. My grouper, which was supposed to be cooked with garlic, was swaddled in soggy batter and with a very small piece of fish of indeterminate character inside. What could have been a really lovely evening was spoiled when surely, it would have... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Fab location on the harbour. Lentil soup was lovely, however garlic mushrooms were from a tin. Steak was very average have had far better in Kyrenia. Shame as fan to just people watch the entire evening.

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121 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First evening in Kyrenia and chose this place for no other reason than there were other diners (always a good point) and the setting on the harbour was nice. Impressed by the ambience and service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was good, calamari starter was well cooked and plentiful, mains of kebab were good. With drinks - Paid £40... More 

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Kent
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59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Canli Balik was one of our favourite haunts when we visit Kyrenia. The quality of food cannot be faulted. The chef certainly has a talent in the kitchen – this coupled with Habib’s extraordinary ability to charm the hind legs off a Karpaz donkey – is a good gastronomique marriage! However, I can no longer deny that the portions are... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Whilst discovering the old Venetian harbour of Kyrenia we met Habib, a young Pakistani restaurant manager - from our first encounter whilst strolling by we decided to return there for dinner that evening. Unlike so many others on the waterfront, Habib did not hassle you in any way but rather offered a warm hello. Soon after we were seated, a... More 

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London, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

First, let's get the good points out of the way: the setting against the harbour was beautiful, the service was very attentive (even replacing a bottle of water which wasn't cold enough), and the moussaka was actually very tasty, as was the sea bream. However.. The calamari was very overcooked, the mussels didn't come in their shells, and the borek... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Decided to have an evening meal at Kyrenia Harbour so visited midday to check out a suitable place. The Canli Balik seemed ok,and we were offered a free cup of tea while we looked through the menu. Decided to book a table on the terrace and returned at 7pm. The meal was all we hoped for with a lovely shared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kyrenia Harbour 104, Kyrenia, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Kyrenia District  >  Kyrenia
  • Phone Number: +903928151123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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