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Set Balik Lokantasi

#145 of 11,842 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Haydar Aliyev Cd. No: 18 | Tarabya, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
+90 212 262 0411
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank yenikoy34
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Hakanotyildiz
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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...... More 

Thank michael C
Istanbul, Turkey
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Osman S
Istanbul, Turkey
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Hakan Y
Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
Bree, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank geelenp
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great location in Tarabya, the inside of it always full, because of that you should make reservation for well located table. The service was really quick by comparing other fish restaurant. They have a lot of hot and cold aperative option, if you have a large group, i suggest try options as much as you can.... More 

Thank Semih Serhat K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haydar Aliyev Cd. No: 18 | Tarabya, Istanbul 34467, 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?