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“Great food and excellent harbour position” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ali Baba Restaurant

Ali Baba Restaurant
Yalikavak, Turkey
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Ranked #25 of 74 Restaurants in Yalikavak
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Colchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent harbour position”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The staff here are very friendly and hospitable. The shrimp casserole is to die for. Great position by the harbour and a little way out of the main town.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Leiston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“perfect calamari overlooking the fishing boats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is no shortage of places to eat in Yalikavak and so far, I haven't found a bad one. This is one we identified as 'one to try' during our last visit and it didn't disappoint. Succulent, fresh calamari and an array of tasty meze dishes and bread was just what we wanted. Superb! I have been told that Ali Baba (part of a hotel complex but not obviously so) is not as good as the one next door (owned by another family member), but I tried that later in the week and on my limited experience, Ali Baba is the one I will return to. It is also a lovely place to sit with a beer or coffee and watch the world go by!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Not my cup of tea”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Wanting to share our dining with several restaurants in Yalikavak we chose Ali Baba because we have known Mehmet for so long. For some reason all food was served on a wooden block and I felt that the food was very average. The small portions were also noted. Sorry to see that Mehmet is no longer working here :(

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Never again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

3 of us went to eat there in early april, the service was terrible and the food was awful,the main courses were brought to us at different times so we all finished our meals at different times! The fresh sea bass that two of us had was fresh someday but not on that DAY.
Will not return in a hurry

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

The food here was fine, but not outstanding, and the fish was expensive. I think there are more authentic restaurants slightly off the beaten track.

Visited October 2013
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