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Cleveland, Ohio
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513 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a wonderful meal here served by a friendly waiter. Mustafa helped us decide on the dishes we wanted and all were delicious. We had several small plates that we shared (among 6 people) and then some larger main course dishes that we also shared. The calamari was about the best I have ever eaten. The scampi was a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Tout forces you in. After that terrible service and food as well as over priced. Staff are very threatening.

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Thank Kawsar C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The worst dinning experience ever. The tout literally forces you to sit down because if walk another 5 steps you realise all the restaurants server same food much cheaper (2/3rd). Tout smooth talks and is very nice until you have ordered. Then the true colours come out. We were told we would get bbq grilled sea bass and spaghetti bolognese.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Cansin in the Eminönü area for a fish (mackerel) roll for lunch based on occupancy levels. They were tasty and reasonably priced (8 lira). Pepsi was 4 lira. Toilets were however not clean.

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Durban, South Africa
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We had a different experience to some of the other reviews. We really enjoyed the food - mackerel on a bread roll with salad. The view is fantastic as well. The washroom was not too clean. There was no paper towels nor was the hand dryer functional. The service was good and we did not wait long for our food.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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165 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Good location for a restaurant facing the bosphorus but the owner is not a straight guy. He promised certain freebies and then added unwritten taxes making it a no bargain deal. Food was at best OK

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This place is all about the view, the location is nice looking up the Bosphorus. The waiter on the front promised us the freshest of fish that I reckon was frozen, the rip off was the wine, they tactfully draw your attention to fish by the weight and then you take your eye off the ball on the wine, 180... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

They are cheating by putting a guy on the front with fish and he told you a price completely different than the price you will find in the voucher after you finished your meal. طاقم من النصابين والمحتالين يقومون بإعطاء سعر وبعد أن تتناول وجبتك تتفاجا أن السعر قد تضاعف ووزن السمك قد تغير في الفاتورة

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Charleston, West Virginia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Like at other restaurants in Turkey, we were lured inside by smooth talking servers. As we were wanting to eat the traditional fish sandwich, we chose this place based on the occupancy. Rather crowded. We were taken to a table and offered drinks right away. Ordered the sandwiches,which were great!! As soon as we were done, they started clearing the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Upon arrival we were shown a large tray of big fish on ice. We expected to pay a premium price and it was my fault, I should have asked how much and didn't even think of it. I thought maybe 500 lira would have been reasonable but absolutely did not expect to be charged 1200! As we ate, they keep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?