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“Traditional delicious food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ali Baba restaurant

Ali Baba restaurant
Ranked #96 of 157 Restaurants in Dalyan
Price range: $8 - $19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Traditional delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

After Ali Baba being recommend we had high expectations and they were certainly met. Although there is no menu there is plenty of choice. Starters were a great start to the meal and the bread served with them was lovely. The mains were big and very delicious. Would visit here again and recommended it to everyone!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Very good food, no menu so a little bit of pot luck involved!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Taffy makes you very welcome. No bookings, unless it's a big group for a special occassion. That said, plenty of space as it's quite a big place tucked away in the square just behind the main street (near the barbers and the cafes with Turkish guys playing OK). Being just off the main street it seems to escape a lot of the tourists.

Two chilled cabinets show the selection of veg and meat options available, and Taffy will explain how they will be cooked. The steak for two was the best meal of the holiday. It came with onion and mushrooms, grated carrot, wedge chips and rice etc. The steak and mushrooms had been marinated well and had a fantastic flavour I just wanted to keep eating and eating!

Lamb chops were nice, but a bit fiddly to eat. Lamb casserole was also excellent.

Red wine, by the glass, was very good too.

It was the steak and mushrooms and lamb casserole that made me give this a 5. With everyone scoring places in Dalyan so highly, it's difficult to know what is truely excellent. These dishes were. Most other places, bar one or two (see other reviews), I visited I'd rank as average to good, they are all much the same, but on TA seem to have ratings of 4-5, hiding the true gems.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BeenB4
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DalyanTaffy, Owner at Ali Baba restaurant, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thanks so much, as well for the pictures
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We are frequent visitors to Dalyan, and always go at least onece to Ali Baba's - reliably good and always good to see Taffy!

Visited July 2013
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CARLISLE
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food who needs a menu!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

You've got to give Ali baba(Taffy's) a try,really great food,at a fair price,he won't let you order to much,he says he doesn't want to be rich!
When you go in and sit down,and order your drinks,they will bring you some homemade bread and some garlic butter,then he will take you to the chiller cabinet and tell you what's on offer,I had the liver with 3 meatballs,20 lira ish,great value,one of the best meals I had in Dalyan,give it a try you won't be dissapointed.

Visited July 2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Taffy is unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We have been going to Taffys for food since we first came to Dalyan at first because of his links with the Author Mal Peet. However we return every time simply because his food is the best and he's such a gem. He says he's retiring in a few years tho so best not to delay.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donaldcanavan
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