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“Dinner by the sea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gonca Balik Restaurant

Gonca Balik Restaurant
Torba Mah.Kilise Mevkii | Mutku Sokak No 15, Torba, Turkey
2523671796
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Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Torba
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Dinner by the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We enjoyed the fish restaurant in Torba, you do need to check price of fish to now get a surprise with the bill mind you. Fish was really well cooked and nicely presented.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ankara
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood mezzes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

You must try the octopus! The staff are friendly and service prompt. There is a children's slide & swing at the back, which makes it very kid-friendly. Aside from the octopus, the seaweed salads and shrimp served in butter were our favorites.

Visited July 2013
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Advise against- random addition to bills confrontational staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Set in a beautiful location just down the road from our Turkish house this restaurant appears to have it all tasty meze, fresh fish and random additions to the bill. When the bill arrived it was listed as 112tl we had worked out the bill to be 74tl. Included was bread and water at 10tl (which seems fairly standard), however they had misquoted us the price of the two Sea Bass by 10tl and the meze by 3tl added this to this was an extra beer (10tl) that we had never consumed (and some very poor maths later). When both of these mistakes were noted to the staff we were called liars and made to feel uncomfortable, they removed the items. If you like nice food, lovely beach and paying more than you bargained for it's ideal.

CHECK YOUR BILLS

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hove - UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice location - over priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The resort hotels dominate the beach in Torba, so there isn't a great choice of places to eat. This place is in a great location on the beach. There's a good choice of mezze for starters - mains are fish only which is grilled or fried and doesn't come with any sides. Thought it was expensive for what you got so would't visit again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Torba”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed in Torba for several days and found this little restaurant to be the best place to eat, if you like fish. It's pretty small but has several outdoor tables on the beach and on a small platform extending into the water. There are several options for mezzo, and the fish entrees were fresh and very tasty. It's not terribly cheap, but it's not super-expensive either.

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