My husband and I went here with locals, so I can't speak to the many complaints regarding different prices for locals vs tourists, we never saw the bill. Also since we were with locals we enjoyed their selection of what they considered the best the restaurant had to offer and since they spoke the language, they were able to quickly get the waiters attention for items we needed. So I think we were at an advantage compared to the tourist. With that said, we really enjoyed the meal. I've eaten a lot of Turkish food in my lifetime and love it and to me this restaurant did deliver great food. Being a group of 6 meant we could try many items and I enjoyed the variety and being able to taste so many great appetizers. English was widely spoken and the restaurant was pretty full. I would love to go back, but can understand the annoyance of going it alone and wondering if you are getting ripped off-I always feel that way about Istanbul.