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“Worst Place Been To” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Park Fora

Park Fora
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Ranked #246 of 13,374 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $70 - $120
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Besiktas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worst Place Been To”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This place was highly recommended by a friend, but when we went we were very disappointed with the food, the food was below standards and expectations, the appetizers were not wow either, the quantities were very stingy and the price was beyond expectations. The crowd were very decent and upper scale but i wonder why people go to such a place????

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Aycel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Avoid such places...that 'sell' fish by the kilo..a sure way to be taken for a fool !!””
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

I did expect to pay an expensive tab when we went about 2 weeks ago; but I always insist to have a minimum value for money, more or less

Firstly I was horrified by the service or the lack of it; with badly trained staff who did not seem to know basic restaurent etiquette - poring wine like beer....having to ask for bread each time...sorry this is rather 'sauvage' behavior as the French would say.!!

I am not for paying an average price of around 100 US$ / kilo of fish.......the wine was absurdly priced; over 75 $ for a most average 'Australian Red'..and so on....
What I can add is that the fish was fresh....also the appetizers were extremely small portions & rather average quality, that I felt cheated...
Not my type of place....!!! This is an expensive tourist trap..!!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank LalDias
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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We enjoyed dinner but not near as much as we enjoyed Sur Balik the previous night. Park Fora had an inferior setting with comparable food at a higher price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David7117
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“good, overrated, overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

good food, strange way of calculating price of side dishes (you order one fava, one red pepper plate for two persons, they charge separately for each slice of fava and each pepper the price they state for the dish). Overall bill exceeding the price for a better restaurant in Brussels. typically the place you visit once in your life

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Costas P
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“Expensive and bad”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

They cheat you about the weight of fish I order about 13 meal . in the reset they calculate the weight of each fish was 80 gm . I told them that the size of fish was small please give me a raw one to check the weight and when we weight it it was 50 gm and they Sayed this is a small fish and all of big fish you took was finished.
They put a service of 10% very high percent in istanbul

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mohamed E
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