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Ali Baba

Gulistan Cad. No:20 Buyukada | Princes' Island, Turkey
+90 (216) 3823733
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Ranked #8 of 26 restaurants in Buyukada
Cuisines: Turkish
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went there through a tour, and we had fish for lunch. The portion was so small, that it did not satisfy my 8 year old kid! So be aware, to order some other things along with what will be served. I don't think it is the restaurant's mistake but rather the tour company. However, the food is delicious, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First time at Ali Baba after it was recommended to us by a number of people as the best restaurant on Buyuk Ada. And we really enjoyed our lunch. The setting is lovely, practically on the water with great views. The service is good & the food is delicious. Though no baby changing area they were very accommodating in organising... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You will enjoy the "mezes (starters) and local fish in this restaurant. ( As in my earlier threads about the fish restaurants in Turkey, "always ask the price of the fish you choose", it is better to be safe than to be sorry.) Try shrimp and octopus salads as well as other Turkish mezes.

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

In the gauntlet of Buyukada´s seaside restaurant promenade, with offers and invitations enthusiastically extended from all sides, we sat down at Ali Baba. We expected a tourist trap but rather, we were served a dinner we will long remember. Of course, you know it won´t be cheap when the owner guides you to the table, the starters arrive before you... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

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dubai
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

On our last visit to Istanbul my wife and I decided to take a trip to Princes' Island as the day started out sunny with a few clouds and the weather was fairly warm although it was December. We took the public ferry and while buying the tickets were approached by one of the restaurant's staff where he aggressively (but... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

As most of the places in the island you will be lucky to see your fish and also entry dishes before you eat. Fishes are varified and and on the window to choose.İn such restaurants it is best idea to ask waiter his recomend after you explain which cooking style you prefer.For example we were so tired and asked for... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We eat at Ali Baba whenever we go to Büyükada as we are never disappointed with the quality of the fish and the mezes. The service is good, the waiters are friendly and helpful. The mezes are all tasteful and the seafood ( e.g. squid ) and fish are always fresh and grilled or fried to taste. The price is... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Excellent service and good quality food - not cheap but good value. We went to this restaurant on both of the evenings of our stay, as we could not imagine any other of the fish restaurants around could bettit.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Need to make a good deal to eat for a normal price. They start bargaining from double price same as all restaurants in Buyukada.

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