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“not that great”
Review of Adem Baba

Adem Baba
Ranked #323 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Description: Adem Baba Fish Restaurant
Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“not that great”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We paid 50 liras for two orders of fish and a green salad. The fish was pan fried and had no additional garnish. The green salad had slightly stale lettuce in it.

No doubt the fish was fresh. But it was literally a plain pan fried fish filet with nothing else. We ate it with the french bread served on the side.

I don't see why people are raving about this restaurant. It made me want to fry the fish at home instead!

Also, the restaurant is small (only a few tables) and not very comfortable, so don't come for the ambiance.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Rodrigo A
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little secret”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Not well known by tourists, this is one of my favourite places for fish. Dioes not have a view of the Bosforous but the quality of the food, the warm atmosphere, and the low price makes it a very good option, especially for lunch.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank CanicaCanica
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh simple seafood”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

One of my favorite places in Istanbul. Local fresh seafood grilled or fried to perfection. Don't waste your time on appetizers, order fried small fish to share as starter. Keep in mind they don't have liquor license.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sadun A
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Already submitted”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Please read my existing review, telling it is a nice place with fresh, tasty seafood and kind service. You will enjoy it except for the alcoholic drinks forbidden by the government - alas.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Mirnavv
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Any time”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place is always prepared to serve you fresh and tasty seafood....but unfortunatily non-alcoholic beveareges - not to blame them but the municipaity 'rules'!!!!!
Very close to seaside, though no "view", they offer you tasty seafood at reasonable prices.
Though all the waiters are apt to perfectly serve, Zeki is my long term best guy.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Mirnavv
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