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Balkan Restaurant

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Carsi Mah. Dr. Alim Bey Cad. No. 38, Bodrum City, Turkey
316 3218
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The food is horrible, we ordered octopuss that tasted like chicken, they charge you about 10 euros for a piece of garlic bread that should be complimentary, and 4 pieces of shrimp that tasted so bad, the bill was 130 euro we wanted to call the police but the cruise boat was about to leave, worst place in Europe to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

we popped in here for a lazy afernoon drink on a hot afternoon in Bodrum. We sat out on the terrace, right by the sea and the view was lovely. We asked for a bottle of house red wine, not cold, but the only ones they had were in the fridge and very chilled, the manager (Farzi/Fahri, something like that)... More 

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Kos, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

the people who own this place are crooks.they charged us 2 times the prices they have on the menu in front of the entrance of the restaurant.stay away

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Thank mihaplate
Kos, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

They lure us in and then they charge us €190 for 4-person seafood and service pretending that these are normal prices. We tried to talk to the manager but no luck. They also charge 10% tip without confirming this anywhere. That was by far my worst experience in Turkey. Wish I would have read the TripAdvisor reviews before going there.... More 

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Thank Mtassos
Kos, Greece
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This restaurant is run by a con artist. They make Bodrum and Turkey look bad by using techniques that don't belong to a developed tourist destination, to effectively steal from you. They will provide you with mediocre food and then steal from you by inflating the bill. They have prices at the menu and then they charge 5 or 10... More 

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Thank afonic
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This for a start is the wrong name for this restaurant it now begins with an I . Worst place ever the guy had to order our food three times as he forgot and the staff was running about like headless chickens they brought out my boyfriends starter to an empty table 4 tables away from our left it there... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

The omelettes, pizza and kids kofte were fresh, lovely and delicious. . . . the prawn cocktail was the WORST I have ever had in my entire life. . . . . It looked wonderful, but I was instantly suspicious of the prawns which looked soft and grey. I tasted one and it had the consistency of wet cotton wool.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

It is the equivalent of eating cold McDonalds served rudely and then being asked for a hundred dollars. Then being told, "But everybody here pays 100 dollars for cold McDs here." I will report this restaurant to the tourist police. They lure tourists in and then charge them ridiculous amounts for mediocre food and service pretending that these are normal... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

The food and service were good but when it came to paying they added a service charge but stated service wasn't included. When we questioned the bill they said the extra cost was tax. No other restaurant we have been to in Turkey has done this so watch out.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Went for an iced coffee thinking it was better to 'buy local' than have the Starbucks that was next door. The coffee was poor, the price was twice that of Starbucks and they charged a service fee. When questioned about the price the boss didn't want to know about it. Wish I'd read the trip advisor reviews before going here.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carsi Mah. Dr. Alim Bey Cad. No. 38, Bodrum City, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Bodrum  >  Bodrum City
  • Phone Number: 316 3218

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