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“Fish!”
Review of Balikci Lokantasi

Balikci Lokantasi
Ranked #435 of 16,621 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Kadıköy
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Kadıköy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite speaking no Turkish we had an excellent meal of fresh grilled swordfish and ‘braised’ (spicy) shrimp and salad. Down a quieter street than almost other eating places, and so much the better for us.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank jconline
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very local restaurant with fresh seafood. Restaurant does not have a menu-you just choose from their fish selection. Food was excellent, portion was decent,and they also gave us dessert and tea after the meal. The meal cost 145 lira,which is pretty average.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ping353
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

We had very nice fishes & shrimp, also the experience of local Resturant . If you go there enjoy it.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 234maryamd
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

A small, unprepossessing place from the outside. It was recommended by a local. We chose our fish. Don't expect chips or other western fancies. Our fish was preceded by a mound of bread and dips. It came with a huge pile of salad. It was followed by local cake and banana and tea, and more tea. All we ordered was fish!...and the fish was simply boned and grilled - fab. Swift and friendly service. This place is worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank westcliff
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

This place is located on the Asia side of Istanbul, a short ferry ride from the European side. Its about a 5-10 minute walk after alighting the ferry. there was one person who worked there (perhaps the owner) who spoke passable English, enough to get by as he was showing me the different kinds of fish he had available.

I had a scorpion fish cooked in a stone pot (picture attached). Appetizers such as bread and some dips are provided, water, tea, and a small dessert were all provided free of charge. I had everything for 50 turkish lira.

A lot of the staff there do not speak English i think, but they appeared to be friendly based on the tones of their voices when they were speaking to me.

Would highly recommend anyone to visit!

Date of visit: March 2019
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