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“OK fish restaurant in Cihangir”
Review of Savoy Balik

Savoy Balik
Ranked #981 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“OK fish restaurant in Cihangir”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Very well located in the corner of Bakrac and the main street that links Cihangir and Taksim (Sira Serviler), this fish restaurant has a nice outside seating and free internet access for customers. I have been to this restaurant quite a few times and the fish is fresh, but nothing special. The service is regularly decent but with limited English. Once I tried to explain that I wanted french fries (which later I learned they do not serve!) and it was impossible to communicate. Fish prices are in the market of this area: for example, an Izgara Levrek (grilled sea bass) costs 20 YTL (around 13 USD). The athmosphere is regularly good. For the same price there a bunch of similarly good alternatives, where you can even enjoy a nice view (something that this restaurant lacks).

  • Visited August 2011
    • Service
    • Food
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2 Thank elmasgrande
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great fish restaurant”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is a very good fish restaurant that serves mostly fresh fish from the Bosporus and surrounding areas. We have gone there over 20 times and they have consistently served good food at a reasonable price. I'm not supportive of the review that gave it 1 star. From what I understood, they received bad service, which is not typical to this restaurant, but can be experience in many places in Istanbul. I recommend the grilled angler which comes in a clay bowl, mixed with mushrooms and other vegetable and spices. Also recommended is the calamari, red mulets and sea bass. Note that the sea bass may not be from the fresh, but still tastes excellent. All in all, it's a place worth trying. Try calling ahead of time to reserve in case you would like to sit outside.

  • Visited August 2011
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5 Thank pablotheagave
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