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Ali Baba

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Gulistan Cad. No:20 Buyukada | Princes' Island, Turkey
+90 (216) 3823733
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Grilled fish is delicious

We went there because one of the owners kept on chasing us to visit. We were not disappointed. I liked their grilled fish and the bread. Other mezze dishes can not compete with Lebanese mezze but they are ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Gracia Z
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Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went there because one of the owners kept on chasing us to visit. We were not disappointed. I liked their grilled fish and the bread. Other mezze dishes can not compete with Lebanese mezze but they are ok.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This ppl have a smallest meal and the most expensive price You have to check the prices in the menu and they will not give you the menu the will asking you to take the order from you before you see the prices

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Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This is typical fish restaurant. They have meze's to start. They are quite good. And the seafood including calamari, shrimps. Of course, their specialty is fish. They have quite large variety and they cook it very good i.e. without drying. Their wine cellar is a bit weak. I prefer to have raki. I should mention Kasim with his smiling face... More 

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California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Nice dinner, sunset on the waterfront In expensive, fresh typical island food: Turkish meze, fish, do not miss the kunefe for desert Attentive service

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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had been to this place with my wife and two grown up sons when I visited Turkey on our family holiday.Enjoyed the Prince Islands ( Burgazada ) and had been to this restaurant for lunch.It had a great sea view reminding you of one of those Mediterranean islands.We had a great time. Dr.Javed Rasheed

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Istanbul, Turkey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Since we live on the Island, all the restaurants are at our disposal. However, the food and service at Ali Baba Restaurant make the necessary difference. Because of popularity, the food is fresh and the presentation is excellent. What's more, the prices are value for the money.It's suggested to make reservations ahead of time, but the chief waiter is extremely... More 

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egypt
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

average food but overpriced and always try to add things to the bill which you did not take so,review the bill before paying

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Beirut, Lebanon
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Pros: the restaurant has a sea view. Cons: Busy, noisy, poor service, food taste average. Unless you want to have nargileh with a sea view, don't bother yourself.

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Moscow, Russia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The place is very touristic and packed with people. Staff is only interested in numbers and does not care about guests preferences. At some point I had a feeling of sitting in the canteen (sit,eat,go). It is very sad because the restaurant has a fantastic sea view. Be careful, seagulls are watching your meals! The fish was delicious. Appetiziers were... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ali Baba offers fresh seafood, but mostly in winter. You should ask what fish is in season so as not to get frozen fish. Appetizers are very good. The staff is friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable for Buyuk Ada.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gulistan Cad. No:20 Buyukada | Princes' Island, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Princes' Islands  >  Buyukada
  • Phone Number: +90 (216) 3823733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

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