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Gulistan Cad. No:20 Buyukada | Princes' Island, Turkey
+90 216 382 3733
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great , espcially the shrimp with cheese was epic. I spent a good time here. didn't order any fish, i pretty much went the Bbqs. Worth the money in my opinion.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Seafood and snacks are quite fresh and delicious. Better to go in good weather. Never tried lamb or chicken here. That's not their speciality.

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Thank tcenkmen
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

At the beginning they asked us to pickup what salad we want with sign of 12 tl .. when we finished. .we foud that one of it 90 tl .. that was not nice Food medium average to good .

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Thank Mohammad M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice view with peaceful surroundings as we dine here during the weekdays! The water view is the best!

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Thank Nick C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The views of the restaurant are very good. Right on the Bosphorus, however the food quality is below average. We ordered Adana Kebap, Lamb Chops and Chicken Tavuk. All of them seemed to be stale and re heated.

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Thank Haider A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Food : 3/5. Average. Meal was standard fish , there's better elsewhere next door. Calamari was good. Service: 3/5 Average, again nothing special. Atmosphere: 3/5, seafront, but the street merchants/ peddlers still come up to you as you're trying to eat, and relax.

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Thank Dr M J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

A good enough restaurant. Little to mainstream, but s lot to choose from the menu. Perfect location and great view over to Istanbul. Recommend to go there when the sun is setting over Istanbul

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Thank Madeleine A
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

For the cost/ price index place is definitely at the perfect balance. For 4 people we had 1 bottle of raki, some mezes and fish we paid 250TL which is so good in the island conditions if you compare with the other restaurant. The tastes was good, especially ask for the fried calamari, atom and potato corquet. If you can... More 

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Thank CGursu
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

We visited Ali Baba on a quiet Wednesday evening and the whole island seemed pretty quiet - I suppose early May is still "off season". We were greeted warmly by the restaurant Manager who took us by the hand (Literally!) and showed us the large selection of wines to choose from. We didn't have fish but had a mezze which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Very good turkish kebab. We were very lucky today I guess we had lunch in here and dinner at Heybeliada. Both of them are very good places. This place is kind of expensive but it is worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gulistan Cad. No:20 Buyukada | Princes' Island, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Princes' Islands  >  Buyukada
  • Phone Number: +90 216 382 3733

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