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“Good seafood restaurant !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yuksel Balik Seafood Restaurant

Yuksel Balik Seafood Restaurant
Yesilkoy Mh., Liman Sokak 2, Istanbul 34149, Turkey
+90(0)212 5743434
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Ranked #410 of 11,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Staffs. UK.
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“Good seafood restaurant !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a very popular, very large seafood restaurant in Yesilkoy overlooking the harbour. You can choose your fish from like a fishmongers slab as you enter the restaurant. It is always bustling and you wouldn't come here for a quiet evening out, but the seafood is very good, and the service is brisk. It is one of the more expensive restaurants, so expect to pay for the privilege of eating here !.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ankara, Turkey
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“Steep bill for standard fare”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Yuksel is one of many fancy fish restaurants, the one next to the other, at the yacht port of Yesilkoy (formerly known as San Stefano), near the airport. The food was standard, the service kind of pushy, and the bill too much for what we ordered. This may be the price of name recognition, as Yuksel is considered to be the top establishment in the neighborhood. In a city like Istanbul, you can find other places for fish, with a much better price-to-quality ratio.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Fresh and delicious sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Delicious and nice for business meal, gathering with friends. Relatively close to airport so, you can arrange on the day of your departure before a late evening flight.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Yuksel the owner makes the diiference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Yuksel personal touch and his invite made this an unforgettable evening. Thank you Yuksel.

Visited May 2012
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Delemont, Switzerland
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“Great food, pushy personal....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I love good food, but for me there must be a balance between price and good food ! If you pay a lot, it's normal to eat well...

As soon as we arrived, the waiter wanted to order for us our dishes as we looked like a bit lost... If you're not used to this practise, you may feel very oppressed !

The food was great, fresh... So it was perfect BUT : very expensive for Istanbul : 2 glasses of wine, 1 botlle of water, 3 starters, 1 sea bass for two and the price was 110$ AND I don't like when the waiter asks me 3 times if I want a dessert or coffee...

Everything finished with a smile but but... Maybe is it a place for high society, and I'm not part of it....

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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