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“DELICIOUS”

Set Balik Lokantasi
Ranked #170 of 14,776 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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... the main meal is again in the form of "mezes", small plates, with mainly "farmed" fish but again all good due to friendly pricing and good service... make sure that you look around the tables and watch what the waiters carry in order to get ideas as to what's available, especially if you do not speak any Turkish... also, they do not accept any type of credit or debit card, so best to bring a bunch of liras with you to avoid dish washing and mopping the floors... one day, I did not have my wallet (left it in the car) and the waiter just took down my mobile phone number and told me to pay it later! I did so the following day... :-)

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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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