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“The best meal we've had in Turkey...by far!”

Deniz Restaurant - Sezai'nin Yeri
Ranked #146 of 424 Restaurants in Fethiye
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
2 reviews
“The best meal we've had in Turkey...by far!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This little fish restaurant serves the most delicious, fresh fish, cooked to perfection. We had the fried mussels, grilled shrimp with garlic butter, and grilled grouper. It was outstanding!! Seriously I don't know how this isn't the number one restaurant in Fethiye!!! We've been missing the lighter, fresh flavors of Greece since we arrive here in Turkey. Finally we had a meal that wasn't over-cooked vegetables and grilled meat!! The staff was friendly and helpful in selecting fish and mezes. I can't recommend this place enough!

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Thank AnnaWC
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York, NY
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great fish in this menu free place where you can relax next to the square for hours.”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had a delicious whole grilled seabass which was cooked to perfection and perfectly deboned. It was some of the best fish we've had in Turkey. There was no menu, you simply look at the days fish selection, pick what you want, and they grill it for you. There is also a selection of mazes you can choose from. The chopped salad was really good. The restaurant is at the end of a small row of places next to a square right on the docks. The service was leisurely but attentive when you needed it to be. It's a great place to sit for a while and enjoy a long dinner on the water watching people pass by. The fish was somewhat pricey but worth the value and the mazes were reasonably priced.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank mhamrah
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Brilliant Fish restaurant that doesn't just serve Brits”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Wonderful food, wonderful service.
At left hand extreme of restaurant/bars next to new "square" (Ugur Mumu Park) at right angles to harbour.
No menu and the staff show you the fresh fish and the starters available. Amazing selection of starters, definitely the best in Fethiye. The waiter described each one and what it would be served with and how it was cooked. Salads also fantastic.

The fish on ice is also described and options for cooking explained. Not perfect English but isn't that the point? He is the one speaking in a "foreign" language for your benefit.

The house wine is the only wine I have ever really enjoyed in Turkey, Istanbul included.

The bread was good and all the food perfect. Chilli dip amazing, octopus both grilled and in a sauce fantastic.

At the end of the meal we were served fruit free of charge. Good prices for everything. And they round the total down! 80TL for 2, including starters, fish, wine and fruit.

While we sat we saw the English at their worst, arriving and being rude to the staff because there was no menu.

Second visit, a Friday, the place was packed but staff still tried hard to accomodate and explain everything. This place is frequented mainly by Turks and if you want a meal that feels Turkish then this should be the number 1 restaurant in Fethiye. So much better than the Mosaik, which is Brit Turk fare.

Loved the place, loved being welcomed again by staff and loved the selection of starters. Obviously not anyone who doesn't like fish or Turkish food.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank alanmills405
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

If this is only 94 out of 97 for fethyie I am shocked. Visited this lovely welcoming restaurant last night, ok there was no menu to order from however the waiter took us to the fish counter and described the veritys of available fish and gave us the choice to pick our own, hand selection of starters that we could see also worked well. Attentive and genuine. As far as I am concerned the meal was he best we have had in ten days. Would I recommend this resurant? Yes I would, deffo. There's no menu t o order from, the fish is fresh and on display for you to make your selection. A true fish restaurant and remarkable cooking to suit. Top marks from me on this one.

Thank Tukka247
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great value, great food, great view!”
Reviewed October 4, 2008

The food is wonderful! And the staff excellent - attentive, but not over familiar, which can be a problem in Turkey. My only regret is that we only ate there twice in our 2 weeks!!

1 Thank JulesJEE
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