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Balat Sahil Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


Seafood, Turkish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This is our third visit to this restaurant in about 8 weeks There are many restaurants that serve sea food and Turkish meze dishes in Istanbul. This restaurant stands out with the freshness and quality of its dishes and the home made specials Try their...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

The reviews of this place is a bit to generous. It Fairly priced and good quality food but not worth a detour if you’re not staying in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PontusH_12
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner in this restaurant. Mezes were good, main dishes were very good. Nice and quite place for a friendly dinner. Prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Belgin G
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I ate twice at Balat Sahil Restaurant. About 30 fresh and delicious mezes. Well prepared fish. Great salad. Polite and respectful treatment from start to finish. I love this simple but high quality restaurant. Highly recommended. Don't try to walk there. Get a taxi.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JustForTheExperience
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Classic Turkish Meze surrounded by locals in quiet and charming restaurant on Golden Horn. Let them propose the dishes - we found the meze dishes enough, but ask for the stuffed shallots which are special. Book if you want the direct window view from the...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank afmaq
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Well placed on GOLDEN HORN of Istanbul, delicious turkish meze starters and tasty seafood grilled and fried..

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank 364hakans
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

If you are dealing same "unique mezes" that is the right places yo can taste it what you pronounced in right way. I started from kind of side dishes before main dishes try to be careffully what you can eat at all. My recomendation is...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank 838serdaru
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Balat sahil restoran is a Grreatt place, a typical old fashioned Turkish tavern, excellent Food, GREAT SERVICE, quiet typical Turkish Bohemian atmosphere- We LOVED IT! But what made it MORE special was a waiter named MUZAFFER, he was So nice, So Polite, with Such a...More

Date of visit: October 2016
2  Thank Didem1972
Reviewed September 6, 2016

This is one of the third favorite Rum/ Greek restaurant I've ever seen. Balat Sahil. You can find always fresh and delicious Rum appetizers, you should try the special mushroom pickle on the season. Ambiance is really impressive, you feel like being in the eighties....More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Mediterraneantrip
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Go there and try out those snacks you probably would not find in most places in Istanbul. They do things simply and it makes it better. No fuss, just good snacks.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Marshall H
April 29, 2017|
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Response from 364hakans | Reviewed this property |
They have standart starters that they show at buffet and offer daily available fishes whic you may ask and see. Waiters speak poor english.
April 26, 2015|
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