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“There are pros and some cons”

Set Balik Lokantasi
Ranked #146 of 14,152 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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 also fair. Please keep in mind that they do not accept credit cards. They accept only cash.

The major problem I have with Set is the crowd. This is one of the most popular places for official meetings or company get-togethers, which sometimes could be overwhelming.

Another problem that is related to the crowdiness is the occasional drop in the quality of the food. I guess the kitchen sometimes cannot deal with the number of customers.

All in all, I advise potential visitors to go and have a bite there. Most probably (especially if you go before 18:00-18:30), you will have a pleasant meal.

Thank Osman S
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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 :)

Thank GulsenDemiroz
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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 paid 180 TL $48 for 2, $27 for the drink.. Really good price for comparable restaurants.

Thank Hakan Y
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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.

Thank Rufat I
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant offers a simple menu that does not offer any explanation of what's in the dish beside the name of the fish.. so it is a very good idea to ask.. The fry or grilled is still there but if you ask you'll like what you'll get. The appetisers are delicious and there are several plates of seafood

Thank Saleh A
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