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“Best Fish Restaurant by the Sea in Izmir” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Deniz Restaurant

Deniz Restaurant
Ataturk Cad. Izmir Palas No:188/B, Izmir, Turkey
4220601
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Ranked #22 of 2,192 Restaurants in Izmir
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Best Fish Restaurant by the Sea in Izmir”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While staying at the Otel Izmir Palas, for the first time, we had the opportunity to have our very first dinner at Deniz Restaurant, famous for its fish dishes. In fact, this Restaurant is claimed and marketed as part of Izmir Palas, though the Restaurant staff maintained that it has a different ownership now. Never mind who is the owner, let me say, we had the best fish meal (dinner), in a long time. We ordered 10 pieces of fresh Red Mullet (Snapper) to be fried as the practice is, with batter and separate side order of salads. Though it turned out to be too much for two of us, we only left bones on our plates. We have had Red Mullet before many places in Turkey, including Bursa for the first time in the 1990s, where we could not get more than 2 or 3 pieces per person, because of limited supply then and high demand. It turned out to be our best meal, never mind the cost (over TL 150.00), as claimed by the Restaurant and Izmir Palas.
The serving staff was polite and friendly and knowledgeable about variety of fish dishes to suggest and recommend. I strongly recommend this Restaurant. The Restaurant has excellent view of the sea.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Izmir”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I had dinner with friends at this restaurant on November 14, 2013 and thought everything we ordered from salad, to soup, to main course and desert was exceptional in taste. The seafood soup was out of this world. The salad was fresh, nicely presented and came with a light olive oil based dressing that made us feel healthy. Our main course was broiled sea bass served with grilled vegetables. The sea bass was so fresh, so moist and tasty, we had to ask how they managed to broil it and still keep it so moist. We ended our dinner with a yummy mixed desert plate and Turkish coffee. Everything on the plate was exceptionally nice tasting and went very well after seafood. Obviously, this restaurant knows what they are doing. I can't wait to visit Deniz Restaurant during my future visits to Izmir.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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