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“Steer well clear of this place!”
Review of Degustasyon

Degustasyon
Ranked #7,444 of 14,776 Restaurants in Istanbul
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
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Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed 17 September 2014

One thing we learned while dining out in Istanbul is know the price of every single thing you order! The biggest learning experience came at this restaurant. We looked at the menu and most things were very reasonable priced. One of the owners came by with a large platter of fresh fish. We ordered two medium size fish for 4 people. When the check came, we were shocked that they were trying to charge us close to $200 for the two fish!! We complained loudly. We were then taken to the main floor where the two owners tried to get us to pay the big, but we refused. It was a totally deceptive tactic on their part. We got very loud and made a scene and finally gave them the money we had in our pockets (about $130) and left. It left such a bitter taste in our mouth that they would try and take advantage of tourists in this manner. Evidently, from reading other reviews this isn't the first time they've done this. There are plenty of other restaurants surrounding this one. Do yourself a favor and keep walking. And most important of all, make sure you how much everything your'e ordering costs!

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Reviewed 6 September 2014

Come here if you want to be ripped off.

After my visit locals told me that Degustasyon is a tourist trap - Avoid going there....
The service was below average, food was ok, but prices are too high :(
Have a look to the left, to the right or over the street

1  Thank S A
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

A traditional local fish restaurant is you like to live the Turkish fish and Raki atmosphere . Very typical old type Turkish music by gypsy quartet .
Ask for Nafiz , the Cheif waiter , so friendly and would take care of both , the fish and the bill .

Thank DrArafat
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Warning : a potent drink that locals love but tourists should be careful with, think Pernot and you'll get the idea !! Actually very nice although don't be tempted into trying the putrid red carrot juice to go with it.

Food was first class and the staff were extremely accommodating. Spread over 3 floors with excellent desserts.

Thank TheEnglishRatient
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

It doesn't even deserve one star. This was an unfortunate place to have dinner especially with so many real restaurants nearby. Don't waste your money or time. It defines "tourist trap" by the lackadaisical waiters, uninspired food, and quartet of musicians going from table to table making it impossible to hear. Why it's still in existence is a mystery to me.

Thank NYCWGV
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