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Cunda Island, Ayvalik, Turkey
+90 266 3271063
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 24
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Must eat: Fener balığı kavurma

This place is great for local mezes and sea food. My personal favourite is Fener balığı which is sautéed with olive oil and thyme. A true delicacy! Other mezes are also good even though a little pricey. Service is good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
hezarfenhatunçelebi
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stayed in Cunda for 4 days and we ate dinner in Bay Nihat. The meal was great. The staff was very friendly and very well trained. The food was delicious. I recomend this restaurant for a good meal in Cunda

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Thank Beth1819
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is great for local mezes and sea food. My personal favourite is Fener balığı which is sautéed with olive oil and thyme. A true delicacy! Other mezes are also good even though a little pricey. Service is good too.

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Thank hezarfenhatunçelebi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I was there with my mum, wife and daughter. The fish came after 1,5 hours so that my mum and my daughter really suffered. Even nobody apologised besides the owner were very rude when we raised our complaint. When the fish came, it was dry and the taste was bad and of course we were unhappy. We left there within... More 

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Thank tajimallesbim
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had dinner here as a big group. With advance reservation they gave us one of the tables closest to the sea. Food was very very good. Service was fine. Wine selection could be better, but given that most clients are local, raki is the major drink. With all the previous comments we've heard, we made sure to ask all... More 

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1 Thank Dengy L
Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'm sure there are a lot of different places in Cunda where you can have the same food (even tastier) with more reasonable price. The staff is very kind, though.

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1 Thank Shebozgur
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are better places, I found it a tourist trap, service was very slow, waiters unfriendly and haggling about the price wass uncomfortable because they advised us wrong. But it would be less bad if they did not overcook the levrek...waste of money.

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1 Thank Roy H
Hong Kong
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Also known as Alibey Adasi (Adasi = Island) or Mr Ali's Island it is an idyllic spot on the waterfront of a quiet cove that fits any restaurateur's dreams. Opened in 1978 the most amazing thing is most of the crew, both front and back of house, are still around. Gokmen, our waiter, is the son of a senior waiter... More 

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Thank TangCanCook
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurant in cunda. All appetizers are delicious, recommend sole fish with yogurt as warm starter.

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Thank Elif Y
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We were there last week with my family and 2 other friends. The restorant was very well known in Cunda but it really not worth its reputation. We had salad cold and warm starter which I really did not like. I have been lots of other better places. Service also is not really good too. At the end prices are... More 

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1 Thank Mete S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was recommended by local Cunda inhabitants to go to this place. It is a stylish, well run fish restaurant where food comes fresh from the sea. The choice of meze was large. I cannot say that the food was better than in similar restaurants, nor worse --- we enjoyed the meal and drinks. Service was very good. Only point... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cunda Island, Ayvalik, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Balikesir Province  >  Ayvalik
  • Phone Number: +90 266 3271063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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