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Set Balik

#317 of 12,186 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Kirecburnu Caddesi 18, Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey
0 (212) 262 04 11 - 262 34 98
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best fish restaurant in European side of Istanbul . There are lots of Seafood Mezes and they are very delicious. Prices are fixed therefore there will be no surprises at the end. I recommend this restaurant who loves seafood.

Thank Volkan G
Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set is the possibly the best fish restaurant with lots of seafood mezes in Istanbul. It very good price for choice+quality. You should defintely try : sea bass with eggplant , fish kokorec, spicy shrimps, sea bass with curry ....

Thank GokhanEkici
Irvine, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is a great seafood rest. in the European side of Istanbul, almost at the farthest part of town. Public transportation is available subway + bus, or subway and a shot cab ride will do. You can go there with friends or just a couple. Amazing view of the Bosporus with the new (3.) bridge. Have few cold appetizers and... More 

Thank erisen
Istanbul, Turkey
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448 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Innovative seafood feast at bargain price. for $30 be ready to witness a food extravaganza. Many dishes are inspired to Turkish meat dishes, re-engineered around seafood (fish iskender, fish meatball, fish kebab); others borrow spices from India, China (curry, sweet and sour). Fried seafood is particularly light battered. And you should rigorously drink Rake. So what's wrong? Why not 5... More 

Thank Corrado_foodpasha
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525 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

good fish restaurant at european side of the city. side dishes are very nice and delicious. we loved the fish we ate,it was very well cooked. service is fine.

Thank Semih A
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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555 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This supervalued restaurant is located in Kirecburnu, one of the remote Bosphorus towns.The restaurant has three wide halls to accomodate large number of people. Sometimes it is really crowded and you cannot find a good table so it is better to make reservations. The service staff were very friendly and attentive. Service was great. We had 4 cool apetizers and... More 

Thank nkohen
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

First time being there, together with friends of 5. Positively surprised; quite a big place and I was worried that we wil not be able to get the service, let alone the food quality. Though it was pretty busy, we had been very well received, promptly served; attentive servers. I don't think it could be any better, considering the size... More 

Thank Mehmet T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best seafood restaurants in Istanbul. Always crowded, a favored place among locals. Better to have a reservation. The staff is extremely knowladgeable and friendly, trust them; they have a special routine for the starters. Perfect food. Kirecburnu is a nice spot crowded with local fishers in Istanbul. Take a walk afterwards, it is always nice... More 

Thank Evren11
Freehold, NJ
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Appetizers are abundant and excellent! We loved them all, especially the "fish and cheese bites" (NO idea what they're actually called...) Seafood was fresh and of excellent quality. Seasonings were spot on. Great, prompt and friendly service, and the chocolate shuffle was to die for. And the price? You just can't beat the price.

Thank whgrn
Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Has a tradition, that's OK. But taste started to suffer from popularity. Nice location, kind staff but not worth the for me anymore.

Thank Aariak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Turkish, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: Kirecburnu Caddesi 18, Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 0 (212) 262 04 11 - 262 34 98

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