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“Fresh Fish, sea food, Mezes with wonderful views and service”

Ali Baba Restaurant
Ranked #222 of 305 Restaurants in Kusadasi
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Lancashire, England
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish, sea food, Mezes with wonderful views and service”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

This wonderful restaurant is situated literally on the harbour close to the fishing boats and other restaurants. Upon entry, there is a huge display of the daily, fresh caught fish at one side and all of the amazing Mezes on offer at the other side. We were welcomed to take a seat over looking the harbour. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. He explained the fresh catch of fish available and all of the mezes. We ordered our choice of fish and mezes and had drinks whilst waiting for dinner to be served. The dishes were beautifully presented. The table was covered in all different kinds of food which we had ordered. The waiter was very attentive and very friendly. He filleted the fish at the table and set everything aside. The standard of food was excellent and so was the cleanliness and atmosphere. We would recommend this delightful restaurant for all those who particularly like FRESH fish and tasty meze's. The bill was very reasonable. We gave a good tip as the whole experience was perfect for us.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • Russian first
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  • Turkish first
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood, great view”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Went here on recommendation from Fodor's and was really impressed with the food. It's simple - excellently-cooked fresh seafood. We had a mix of the fish, calamari and prawns. We had been traveling slightly off the beaten path in Turkey so the prices seemed high, but well worth it for the quality. Also the view is spectacular!

Visited November 2013
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Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fresh, simple, delicious food”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant is placed right on water front, where you expect it to be an over-priced tourist trap. But this was not the case. We were attracted in by the very fresh look of the various starters (mezes) on the street display. Spring bean and boiled beet greens salads, as well as fava (pasted horse beans) and squid salad were very fresh and tasty. We took hamsi (black sea sardines) and fried red mullets as main course, which were both outstanding in freshness and taste. Staying away from bigger fish (such as sea bass or sea bream) helps keeping the bill down in Turkish and Greek seafood restaurants, and this venue was no exception. We paid TL120 for 3, inclusive beer. True, presentation is basic. But for the wonderful location and tasty fresh food, this was reasonable...

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank siteg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The worse restaurant,I've ever been!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Menu was different from reality and prices too. Dish was served without any decoration,just put it on a plate. Service was badlly. I need to bring by myself things like oil and vinegar from another table. And to the end service man bring me the bild included his tip 10% of the price. He shouldn't get even one broken pens. Ps. Small beer have price like large beer. There are many better restaurants.

  • Visited September 2013
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Beautiful views from the dining area as you sample their fish menus washed down with wine, soft drinks or beer. Go for what the waiter recommends in terms of fish, you won't be disappointed. It's not cheap, but then good quality never is. For a family of 5 taking a 3 course meal with drinks came to TL300/- including tip. But well worth it. Go on spoil yourself!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Dennis49
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