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Set Balik Lokantasi

#140 of 11,654 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Haydar Aliyev Cd. No: 18 | Tarabya, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
+90 212 262 0411
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

They have variety of sea dishes serving fast. Menu is reasonable in price. Just a con: it is crowded and noisy.

Thank Mehmet B
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

It is a unique fish restaurant on the Bosporus where you pay a fix price(around 40$/person) for no matter how much you eat and drink.It has got a wide variety of appetizers and main courses mainly based on sea food. And you can drink as much Raki or wine as you can. Very good.

Thank Ronny R
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Experience of various fish specialities with a reasonnable price on the Bosphorus. You can select menus including starters, cold and hot dishes and fish with beverage included. Payment is requested in cash !

1 Thank VedatM
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via Local Picks

Set Balık is not your ordinary fish restaurant. Location is great! its right by the shore on bosphorous. They have a great variety of mezes, but quite different than ordinary. They try exotic styles and techniques to create their food. You ll be happy with the time you spent and also the bill. Just so you know they only accept... More 

Thank Mahmut A
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2012

First of all cost / value ratio is perfect. Even if you are a first time comer, you are treated well. they know how to cook their fish, and the mezes are delicious. The owner always on the premises, Waiters are friendly and you should listen to their suggestşons, they do not mislead you to sell fish.

1 Thank zinanut
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Since I live in Istanbul, I had no problem taking the bus (heading to Sariyer) to SET Balik recently with my husband and visiting cousin. However, I will say the downside to this restaurant's location is that it's quite far away for most tourists. The food and selection of mezes was very, very good, but you can find many good... More 

Thank gerberagirl76
Istanbul, Turkey
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330 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

for natural sea food it is excellent, daily fish, daily tapas. location especially at summer (outdoor) excellent too. Price is very affordable.

Thank Siyami K
Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2012

I took two friends there (one of them British, the other Australian). As people from three different countries, we all loved the food. The mezes (starters, both cold and hot) were fantastic... We ate so much that we hardly had any place for the main course (fish)... I suggest you share the mezes and the main course (one plate for... More 

Thank Fraise_11
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

The set menu for 60TL was a pretty good deal that was suitable for our large and diverse guest list. It includes whatever you want to drink, plus cold mezze, hot mezze, main course, dessert and coffee. All of us enjoyed it, but it wasn't the best restaurant I've ever been to. If it were closer to the center of... More 

Thank tarrita
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

They have a very rich menu and delicious foods. Based on sea food, you can try many different recipes. It is very cheap for such a restaurant. 30-35 Euro per person. Also desserts are amazing. Try as much as you can :) The place is on Kirecburnu/ Tarabya.

Thank c-rooo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haydar Aliyev Cd. No: 18 | Tarabya, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 262 0411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?