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“IF I COULD GIVE THIS PLACE ZERO STARS, I WOULD!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #331 of 434 Restaurants in Bodrum City
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Missoula, Montana, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“IF I COULD GIVE THIS PLACE ZERO STARS, I WOULD!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

This place was the worst restaurant I've ever been to! The man at the door was nice, but everything else was absolutely horrible! The "food" was horrible and unpleasantly expensive! Example: The so-called "prawns". On the menu, it said they were 20 liras (10 euros, 7.5 US dollars) Well, when the waiter (who was very pushy) came with the prawns, there were 3 prawns, which all tasted very much like poop of the abundant mean street cats which wandered the restaurant, eating people's food, hissing, and annoying all the people in the restaurant. At the end of the unpleasantness (it would be pushing it to call this a meal) the waiter came with our check. Well, turns out their 20 lira prawns, some beer, and and 2 orange juices, turned into a 105 lira meal! When we asked about the exorbitant prices, he responded with, "Special price. Big prawns." Really?
The atmosphere was very much like a wannabe 80's disco party, with hip American music playing out of tinny speakers.
All in all, they play all tourists like they are stupid, and all travelers like tourists!
Bad food, thieves, exorbitant prices. Don't make the same mistake we (my family) did, and go here.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Henry P
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  • Russian first
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English first
Missoula, MT, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A complete and total rip off.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

This place was terrible. The service was offensive and unprofessional. The beer was warm. The appetizers were overcooked and way overpriced. The only bright spot of the event was we did not have dinner there. DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE EVER!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank MarkDPMissoula
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“AVOID THIS PLACE, Thieves and very bad food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

All was beautiful in Turkey up to the moment we were walking and this very nice gentleman invited us to get into his restaurant! suddenly we were offered a plate of fish that was supposed to be their speciality! After they served us a plate of very bad tasting fish that we fed to the abundant cats inside this "restaurant" and we were ready to pay we received a check of more than 350 Euros. I try to talk to the manager! Impossible! The stole from us, that was by far my worst experience in Turkey, one of the worst experiences specially when your are travelling with your family! Outrageous!

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank AlexanderPO_11
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stay away from this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

The guy in the street was polite. But when we came inside it was the worst food experience of my life. We was suggested to take the traditional, local fish plate for 4 persons. It was expensive but they could recommend it.

It was a platter of fish heads and overcooked fish which tasted awefull.
This place is an absolute disgrease to Turkish cooking and cuture. Go to any place except this!

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank RoyAGronli
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