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“Excellent customer service and great atmosphere. English speaking and friendly.”
Review of Hos seda

Hos seda
Ranked #279 of 14,052 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: With Our Executive Chef and with our wonderful stuff takes special pride in working closely with the old town. based seafood, entertainment and produce suppliers to stock our kitchens with local and organic ingredients.
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Our hotel recommended Hosseda restaurant to us and the restaurant provided free transportation to the restaurant and back to the hotel. The live band were fabulous, there was a beautiful view, the owner was welcoming and warm, the service was over the top. The restaurant is classy and the waiters were always at hand when needed.
The manager showed us our options of fish and provided us with his recommendations. The prices are reasonable and the fish was outstanding, tender, juicy, and you can tell it was right out of the sea.

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Thank taqwaa
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

As other terrible reviews have pointed out, this restaurant is a tourist trap. It was recommended by our hotel (be wary of hotel recommendations). It has a free pickup and delivery service. The driver was both surly and poor, speeding down narrow streets.

The service was awful, so awful we didn't leave any tip, something I haven't done in years. The chief waiter was surly and rarely visited our table. He started to take our order and walked away in the middle to serve another table. A dessert menu was dropped on our table at the end of the meal and no one came back to take our dessert order. A cover charge (no advance notice) was added to our bill.

Now on to the food. Overpriced and mediocre. De-boned fish with bones. Unappetizing appetizers. Mushy fries. Tiny paper napkins.

There are so many excellent restaurants in Istanbul. The one time we didn't use TA and instead relied on our hotel, it was a disappointment. AVOID this restaurant.

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Thank richkx
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and as we'd just arrived in Istanbul the free taxi shuttle service offered by the hotel proved to be irresistible. The restaurant itself is plain and simple, but clean and comfy enough. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating and good English was spoken, which was just as well! We liked the area it was in - a bustling square of restaurants - and there were plenty of Turkish people eating there, which is often a good sign.

I can't say that we had a bad meal, because we didn't. The salads and fish were all fresh and tasty. However nothing tasted extraordinarily good and we thought our bill of TL 240 was a bit steep for what we had. Maybe it's just Istanbul is expensive rather than Hos Seda, but we had 4 meze dishes, 3 vegetarian and 1 calamari, and then ate local blue fish and red mullet with a bottle pf pink wine. All nice enough, but a lot of money I think.

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2  Thank SimoneP
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

HOS SEDA Restorant its really excelent place for to eat fish.It was good time with my friends to be there.The staff are very friendly,fresh fish ,turkish music and thanks a lot for Ferhat(mr.)

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Thank velialphan
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

My husband and I dined at Hos Seda seafood restaurant due to a recommendation from our hotel. Clearly they have an arrangement that benefits everyone but customers like us. Food was terribly over priced and there were two desperate sur charges on the bill (one which they call a "cover charge"). We were also wrongly charged for our drinks and when queried this the manager rudely said "we should remember our transport was free and that a taxi would have cost us 20tl." The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. I personally don't like picking bones out of my fish. Service was smothering to the point of uncomfortableness. The waitstaff were hovering over our table clearing glasses before they were even finished.

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1  Thank Aussie_rhi
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