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Sifne Mah. 5496. Sok. No:7/A | Cesme Merkez, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
7172145
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Eat fish with a view of the marina

This restaurant is effectively in a glass box right on the marina so the views are great - both the marina and castle. We ate there both of the nights we were in Cesme as we liked it and didn't find anything better. The mezes are varied including a good choice of fish and vegetables, and all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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English first
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaurant is effectively in a glass box right on the marina so the views are great - both the marina and castle. We ate there both of the nights we were in Cesme as we liked it and didn't find anything better. The mezes are varied including a good choice of fish and vegetables, and all the ones we... More 

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Cesme
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went to Ferdi Baba as a guest of friends for a special meal out. If you like fish the meal was excellent, a wide variety of cold starters and a good range of different fish was available. Disconcertingly there was no menu or pricing. If you needed to know then they weigh the fish and tell you the price.... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ferdi Baba has several venues, and Cesme's in the latest. They are known for the small plates, especially their pickled, smoked and grilled fish. They have great sardines, and wonderful pickled bass. Their grilled octopus, however, was pre-cooked, and therefore tended to have muted flavors. The location on the marina is top-notch and quite beautiful. You can look back on... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is always crowded and has a terrible service. It has fresh sea food but they are all too expensive. There are other fish restaurants at the region with better service and value for money.

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Izmir
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I am very conservative when it comes to eat fresh fish. I only go several restaurants for very long time. Ferdi Baba is one of it. It becomes very popular after opening second location at Alacati Port, but I would suggest you to go its orginal location at Sifne. Very broad array of fresh fish and appertizers. Both places have... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Visited Cesme to meet friends' relatives - Hasan and Neslihon. What a treat!!! Not sure if we got a special treatment because we were with locals or because they spoke Turkish and ordered the right items on the menu. Started wine and raki with a shrimp appetizer-wonderfuL! Had grilled squid with ink and octopus. Fresh and delicious. Big mixed salad... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

cold and hot starters including the ones with sea food are very good. They know how to cook the fish, they dont make it dry. they have a good variety of fresh fish they have two locations, one in sifne ( the original one) and the one in alacatı port. alacatı one is quite new and fancy, my favorite is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

we went to Ferdi baba Şifne rest. The variety of fish is good, shirmps are big and the salad was tasty. Very delicious sea food alittle bit premium price but it pays back.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The food is fantastic. It is like your mom opened up her home for visitors to pick from the menu of the day.

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Burnham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Fresh Fish served at highest quality with extremely friendly and efficent service , would definetly go back and dine there Disliked wine list ,

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  • Address: Sifne Mah. 5496. Sok. No:7/A | Cesme Merkez, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Izmir
  • Phone Number: 7172145

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