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“Crazy Fish Market”

Hilmi Meat & Fish Restaurant
Ranked #64 of 435 Restaurants in Fethiye
Price range: $26 - $264
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 2, 2013

It is crazy. All the guys trying to sell you fish and seafood. Vegetable sellers and a meat market!!!!! Crazy nightmare. We really didnt know what to expect. We chose our fish etc., wondered around whilst guys hassled us to eat at there restaurants and we ended up at Hilmi's. The service included cooking your fish, salad and bread for 6TL. Good value but the portions between 7 of us where small. The sea bass for my parents had been filleted but the the prawns has cooked cooked in the shells. My salmon was full of bones even though I had asked for it to filleted. A tasty meal, but it could had been so much better. The waiter was very good and entertaining. Drinks plentiful but expensive.
If we had the time to walk around a little more and choose where we wanted to eat it may have been better, but we felt battered like cod to eat and choose the first restaurant we came across.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We sent our selected fish over to Hilmi to be cooked on our first visit to the fish market. We had no idea what the best restaurant would be so it was as good a choice as any. Our first impressions weren't great if I'm honest. We were served by a young waiter in scruffy dirty clothing, who looked at us with a vacant expression on his face!
At the beginning of the meal we were told we would get bread, salad and tea or coffee as well as the cooking of our fish for 6TL per person, great value. We were offered coffee as soon as we were seated, which seemed strange but we thought as it was in the price, we would order a bog standard Nescafe. When served the milk was off - smelly and lumpy. To their credit they were extremely apologetic and replaced the coffee straight away.
The actual food was delicious and erased our initial misgivings about the restaurant. The salad was fresh and tasty, the bread was absolutely delicious and the fish was cooked nicely (king prawns in chilli oil and garlic, followed by grilled red snapper). When we got the bill we were charged extra for the coffee, it wasn't included in the price at all.
Until we visited the fish market for the second time the following week, this time choosing to eat at Cem Cam, this was our favourite meal of our holiday. If I returned, however, I would go back to Cem Cam and not Hilmi, as the service was much more professional and the red snapper was cooked to absolute perfection, becoming our new favourite!
Hilmi was very nice and I'd recommend it but for me Cem Cam edged it.

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Thank ncnstntn
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

lovely food as always and good service fish was excellent!!! slight dissapointment at the end of our meal as what they dont tell you is they charge you for cooking meat for those people who dont like fish. also tried to charge us 25tl for water we didnt have. this was however removed from the bill straight away. the wine is very over priced so watch the bottle sizes as charge alot for smaller bottles but will sell you the bigger bottles with no choice for a smaller one then charge u the inflated price of 60tl for same wine anywhere else for 45tl. we will go back but we will avoid hilmi as left our night with a sour end to it. if things had of been explained to us this would have been different.

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Thank Jimdaz2
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

hello everyone, i honestly reccomend you to try to spend a night at the fish market in Fethiye, experience the atmosphere that Hilmi reastaurant supply the people with inside that traditional place in Turkey!! i found nice waiters and a gentle manager who took care of me and my brother as they were our best friends.
the food quality is unquestionable: exellent
try to believe and don t miss to try good white wine with our fish

bye Andrea from Italy

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Thank Andreaoptional
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

At hilmi you experince a totally different approach. This whole concept of "buy fish-prepape it yourself for 6 liras" was very new to us, and we were very satisfied with our choice fallen to Hilmi, since even among the busy atmosphere of Balik Paxari, they managed to take care of us very well, welcomed very warmly, and their meze were very delicious. Also the design is great!

Thank Haydar_Katyusha
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