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Symbol Balik

Galata Kpr, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible51%
12 Sep 2017
“Symbol (Sembol) Balik”
12 Nov 2015
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Turkish, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Galata Kpr, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Carefully! Cheating when calculating. Carefully check account. We have for two was one dish with the lamb, soup, bottle of wine, bread for that we paid 550 of lear ( 140 euros) and keep in mind this place not high class next to the rest...More

1  Thank Елена Б
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Worse ! I'm completely cheated, bad food, and they doubled the bill with taxes, etc.. The food was cold and below quality. 0/10

Thank Opbrakel01
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Visited this restaurant on our first night in Istanbul. The staff are attentive but the wine is expensive and the food horrendously overpriced. The menu on offer at the door is extremely misleading and does not represent what, when sat you will be offered nor...More

Thank LondonTallGal
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Don't bother with this place. Bad service and bad food. Overpriced muck They offered us a free desert or coffee when we entered. We requested the free coffee after leaving most of our uneatable food. The response was "if you leave a tip you get...More

1  Thank nobinomates
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were looking for a fish restaurant near galata bridge and sadly chose this one. The restaurant manager had very brutish manners, was harshly ordering his staff around when taking an order from the customers at other table. He was literally pushing us to buy...More

1  Thank Barbara123445782
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We went there because we wanted to eat in the galata bridge with a view to the bosphorus but we made the wrong decision. They lured us in and they took them like twenty minutes to take our orders, with just two tables full in...More

1  Thank jonruizz
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I was convinced to get into this restaurant in one of the Catholic Easter days when the city was full of Europeans tourists . Sales man convinced us that we give 25% discount plus coffee and baklava. I got an elegant price lists covered in...More

Thank Concediu
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Yes, as all others noticed, this one was really expensive. Still, we were totally satisfied with service. We ordered some obviously expensive items like alive lobster and "fish under salt" both were like 1.5+ kilos. Waiter weighed our selections and gave us an information regarding...More

1  Thank Dmitry_UA
Reviewed 22 March 2015

The waiter was rude, pushy and disrespectful. I was under the impression that it's just me but am surprised to see almost everyone had a poor experience. What a waste...the only bad experience in our entire trip!

Thank cs98036
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

+ great view over Golden Horn ---------------------- - overpriced - average food - rude waiter - bad services - overpriced again

2  Thank Mihai T
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Humayun K
3 March 2015|
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Response from Humayun K | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your comments. My question is directly related to the review I wrote after visiting the restaurant. The owner and staff of the restaurant makes you feel offensive and ripped off, then don't we've the right to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galata Kpr, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: 5278333
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