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Cunda Island, Ayvalik, Turkey
+90 266 3271063
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Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

During my 2 weeks in Ayvalik I tried several restaurants in Ayvalik itself and found wonderful places with charming people, best food and perfect service. But one evening we decided to try the Bay Nihat in Cunda and were extremely disappointed. It starts with that there is no menu, so you don’t see any prices but you’ll get a big... More 

1 Thank traveling_turtle3
Hall in Tirol, Austria
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

In my eyes this restaurant is a complete tourist trap. It doesn't look really nice and feels like mass processing. Moreover there is no menu, you just order and get the completely overpriced bill afterwards. A small beer was 16 TRY which is approximately 5 EUR! In other restaurants you pay 10 TRY for a big beer! They have fresh... More 

1 Thank magicsailor
Eskisehir, Turkey
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Bay Nihat is the most famous restaurant in Cunda island. Is the food delicious? yes. Is the fish fresh? yes. Friendly staff? sometimes yes, sometimes no. expensive? hell yes.

Thank TamishCapt
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I've been this restaurant many years ago and it was so delicious but this time I didn't find it as so. It is now overrated and the prices are high when if evaluated for taste value rate and the service is ok

1 Thank Zetoke
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

this place has the best fish and meze in Cunda! and the staff is really friendly and kind!! the service is clean and fast! def. must try!! muscles and the mezes are so fresh and delicious!!

Thank strangetown
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I dont recommend bay nihat becouse there is really expensive. Food is not good as the other restaurants in cunda. Do not rely on forums. Choose cunda sahil restaurant.

1 Thank Burcu O
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stayed in Cunda for 4 days and we ate dinner in Bay Nihat. The meal was great. The staff was very friendly and very well trained. The food was delicious. I recomend this restaurant for a good meal in Cunda

Thank Beth1819
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is great for local mezes and sea food. My personal favourite is Fener balığı which is sautéed with olive oil and thyme. A true delicacy! Other mezes are also good even though a little pricey. Service is good too.

Thank hezarfenhatunçelebi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I was there with my mum, wife and daughter. The fish came after 1,5 hours so that my mum and my daughter really suffered. Even nobody apologised besides the owner were very rude when we raised our complaint. When the fish came, it was dry and the taste was bad and of course we were unhappy. We left there within... More 

1 Thank tajimallesbim
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had dinner here as a big group. With advance reservation they gave us one of the tables closest to the sea. Food was very very good. Service was fine. Wine selection could be better, but given that most clients are local, raki is the major drink. With all the previous comments we've heard, we made sure to ask all... More 

1 Thank Dengy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cunda Island, Ayvalik, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Balikesir Province  >  Ayvalik
  • Phone Number: +90 266 3271063

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