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“what a mistake it was to dine here...”
Review of Mercan Restaurant

Mercan Restaurant
Ranked #163 of 207 Restaurants in Kas
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: struttura con esperienza decennale attiva dal 1956
Reviewed September 15, 2013

You name it, they got it wrong, every cardinal sin a restaurant can commit.. They Forgot our order... When they delivered our order after about a 1 hour wait it was incomplete... The Lobster was charred, it had the texture of desiccated coconut and tasted like wood... The swordfish fillet turned up as a (allegedly) swordfish kebab which looked like marble, it was as hard as marble, completely inedible and smelt like grandpa's socks... The Sea Bass morphed into Sea Bream but was acceptable, although I wondered at the large quantity of raw onion to accompany the fish, but maybe that's a speciality of the house, indicative of the culinary subtlety.
The only question was what was the worst - The service or the food? They both left a very unpleasant taste in the mouth - One metaphorically, the other literally.

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3  Thank matthewshreeve
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

To start off they tried to sit us on a dirty table, then we asked to move into a nicer looking area and the waiters were reluctant to let us sit there.

We only ordered mains and they took an hour to arrive. The swordfish was tough and smelt odd, and the lobster was completely over-cooked. You would think that if you were ordering from the top of the rate card then they would take care of you for the tips potential! The guy offered to take the meat from the lobster for us and did completely ruined the integrity of the meat!!! Ripping the meat up with a fork leaving me with shreds of lobster and lobster legs with the dead mans fingers still attached just dumped on my plate. We also ordered some rice which they didn't bring until we had finished so we turned it away.

At the end of the meal we ordered an extra sprite - all they do is bring you a can - and they couldn't even manage this. After 20 mins we gave up, ordered the bill and wanted to get out.

The service in general was extremely poor. The waiters were moody, completely unapologetic about late/badly cooked food, and really incompetent.

Do not visit this restaurant.

2  Thank Holly S
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Friendly waiters who mean well. Service was good. We enjoyed the meze dishes. Unfortunately we did not like the fish skewer.
The worst thing was there was a dead black bug the size of my little nail in my salad that had drowned in the dressing!
The very young waiter thought it was quite funny, maybe he was embarrassed and didn't know enough English to apologise.
When asked if we enjoyed our meal I told the manager and we were offered free coffee or fruit but we just wanted to leave at that point.

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Thank shining-one
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Personel is very helpful about explaining the types of fish. Prices are OK for what you get. One of the best fish restaurants in Kas I think.

Thank Alper K
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Beautiful seafood with harbour front views. We have eaten here twice so far this holiday.
Made so welcomel and waiters couldn't do enough to make our meal truly memorable.
Good value for money. Recommend the incredible squid.
Really hope to return! Best meals so far this time in kas.

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Thank holidayin20112012
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