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“Wonderful ambience - mediocre food”
Review of Nejat Balik

Nejat Balik
Ranked #112 of 1,134 Restaurants in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Diner, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The view can't be beat from the outdoor, covered patio area. The restaurant overlooks the water and it's a stunning view. The ambience is very romantic (exempt for the smoking that is still allowed in restaurants in Turkey). There was one English speaking server that took our order and then disappeared for the evening but that was fine because we were able to ask for more water, the bill, etc. using hand gestures. The food, however, was fairly mediocre. The veal chop (that evening's special) was recommended to us as being "delicious" and we were told it often sells out. Not sure why - not the best cut of meat, so not very tender. At 55 TL for the steak, we were expecting more (you'll find dining prices very reasonable in Antalya - this restaurant was one of the more expensive meals, which is perhaps why it was all the more disappointing). We also ordered the sea bass - the least fresh fish of all the places we tried. It tasted like it was previously frozen. It was only barely edible. Tip: come for drinks in the lower patio area so you can soak up the atmosphere but dine elsewhere!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Wonderful Garden with the Mediterranean view. Good service with the personal touch of the owner.. Perfect for wine & dine..

Thank ahsoyaslan
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

You are seated "hanging over the cliffs" some 40 meters above the Mediterranean sea with the view of the majestic Taurus mountains reaching over 3000 meters, and imagine an orange-purple sunset with a cocktail glass in your hand, it is terrific.
The menu is carefully prepared, the meals have that last extra touch which is not possible without love and respect to what you cook. What you get may not be spectacular, but it is tasty and good, surely worth every cent you pay for. The wine list is a bit short, favoring domestic wines, actually a welcome occasion to try them, there are some very positive surprises there.
If you stay in Antalya, and can get out of these "all inclusive" holiday institutions, try Manzara.
I loved that place.

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Thank ordek
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Service was slow, food was reason, views and atmosphere were fantastic. Wasn't too adventurous when selecting main dish - they may do others well. Went with a group of locals who selected the restaurant.

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Thank Jumpr
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The food was fine, but it was really the views that made this place! Go during the "off" hours so you can get a seat on the water!

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Thank Lovetotravel352
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