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Set Balik

#206 of 11,915 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Kirecburnu Caddesi 18, Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 262 0411
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

casual atmosphere though if you get a window table you would have an excellent view of the third bridge the food is always fresh and prepared daily. Fast friendly service cold seafood meze is on the table right away plenty to choose from and hot meze are excellent sweat and sour Fener fish is excellent as hot meze also KILCIKSIZ... More 

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Thank yenikoy34
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thes best fish restaurant. We even did not order fish as we liked the starters and appetizers so much. They are so different and delicous. Perfect price, perfect service.

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Thank Hakanotyildiz
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an overall nice, comfy, trustworthy restaurant with decent prices and a variety of cold and warm appetizers to choose from... the plates are generally small, barely full for 2 people but the prices are acceptable, especially compared to the general craziness of Istanbul dining out price lists, reaching at times astronomical levels when it pertains to alcoholic beverages...... More 

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Thank michael C
Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set Balık is a well established fish restaurant in Istanbul. If you are into snacks, this is the place. They are really good in inventing new (and most of the time) delicious snacks. Most of the time I have been there, the variety and taste of snacks were so satisfying that I did not need a main course. Prices are... More 

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Thank Osman S
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always crowded with people having their raki with delicious seafood appetizers, which this restaurant is quite creative with actually. Just let the waiter pick for you couple of them and you will never go wrong. After those delicious things, there will likely be no space for fish but oh well, enjoy :)

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Thank GulsenDemiroz
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise for me. Not your usual fish restaurant. They have variety of mezes cold and warm. Warm mezes were made by fish. We tried 5 different warm mezes and all were excellent. 3 of them with Angler fish (general balığı) and really tasty. If you are in Istanbul this is a must! Finally the bill.. we... More 

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Thank Hakan Y
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Meze. Variety if meze. Taste of meze. Fresh. Lively. Lovely. Fish is almost the same as everywhere at the Bosporus. No suprize. But meze is the signature of this place. But service level is not in line with meze quality. Standard and boring. Unfortunately. It is good, but has to be excellent.

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Thank Rufat I
Bree, Belgium
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food in Nice athmosphere. Great view over Bosporus. Inside the restaurant could be a little more cosy but overall great Place to have delious food.

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Thank geelenp
Izmir, Turkey
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Set Balik is not the common fish restaurant as many others on the banks of Bosphorus. It is based in Tarabya, right on the water with the size of the football pitch. What makes it different is the concept of mezes (mainly ara sicak) 'with the twist'. Apart from the usual stuff they serve fish/sea food versions of traditional Turkish... More 

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Thank Maya K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Good Turkish food, while sitting near a good location at the Bosphorus. And also the service is perfect, the team was really professional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirecburnu Caddesi 18, Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 262 0411

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