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Mer Balik

Huseyinaga Mah. Sahne Sok. Balik Pazari No:23 Beyoglu | Tarlabasi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 244 97 97
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
Dec 27, 2016
“Worst experience in Istanbul”
Dec 27, 2016
Closed Now
$$ - $$$
Huseyinaga Mah. Sahne Sok. Balik Pazari No:23 Beyoglu | Tarlabasi, Istanbul, Turkey
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1. Fish
"They have a lamb stew which is just great!"
Mark R
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2. Great fish .
"All were fantastic! "
Ryan C
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3. Hamsi
"And the prices are really reasonable."
Mark R
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

The food was absolutely disgusting, mostly made of frozen products that were not even totally warmed up. Some homeless children came to steal food from our table but the staff did not care. The icing on the cake was the bill. They tried to charge...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Moudilo
Kemalselcuk, Owner at Mer Balik, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Dear Moudilo, We are sorry to hear your experience was not the best. Unfortunately there are circumstances we cannot control. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kind regards

Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Worst place I ve ever been. Jamal was really nice guy, but as soon as he left things went far too wrong. There a lot of immigrants that asking you for money everywhere, so in other places the staff took care of it, however, in...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Kate R
Kemalselcuk, Owner at Mer Balik, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Dear Kate, Your reviews are very important for our restaurant. We always aim to provide our guests the same service quality. Your reviews and suggestions have been forwarded to the relevant department. Also we will be glad to welcome you again in our restaurant to...More

Reviewed May 24, 2015

Just round the corner from my hotel down a side street off Istiklal, the main street in Beyoglu. They have a lamb stew which is just great!. Some nice wine but you have to have it with Yeni Raki (Lions Milk) a Turkish aniseed drink....More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank Mark R
Reviewed October 18, 2014

Deicious meals. Great apps. Great location. We tried the fish keramit, and this shrimp casserole, and some fried calamari rings. All great. We sat on a lovely terrace that overlooked a side-street off of Istiklal, the main drag in Taksim. Great location for people watching!...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank MNataro
Reviewed July 6, 2014

first impression is that everything is very clean a good menu with 4 vegetarian dishes nice welcome we had 2 starters and 2 maindishes including bread and water 50 lira we are satisfied with the food and come back for sure

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

On the backstreets off main road , alleyway is full of fish places but went on timeout guide book and good . The menu straight forward. Few mezze dishes, went for aubergine sautéed in tomato, spinach , puréed aubergine . All were fantastic! Main course...More

Thank Ryancarter1986
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our last night in Istanbul. The cold meze were very good and the fish was outstanding. Simply and perfectly cooked, fresh and tasty. My wife has coeliac disease and so has to eat gluten free. The waiter was extremely attentive...More

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huseyinaga Mah. Sahne Sok. Balik Pazari No:23 Beyoglu | Tarlabasi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 244 97 97
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