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Sifne Mah. 5496. Sok. No:7/A | Cesme Merkez, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is effectively in a glass box right on the marina so the views are great - both the marina and castle. We ate there both of the nights we were in Cesme as we liked it and didn't find anything better. The mezes are varied including a good choice of fish and vegetables, and all the ones we... More 

Thank Penny B
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74 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

We went to Ferdi Baba as a guest of friends for a special meal out. If you like fish the meal was excellent, a wide variety of cold starters and a good range of different fish was available. Disconcertingly there was no menu or pricing. If you needed to know then they weigh the fish and tell you the price.... More 

Thank James E
Rome, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Ferdi Baba has several venues, and Cesme's in the latest. They are known for the small plates, especially their pickled, smoked and grilled fish. They have great sardines, and wonderful pickled bass. Their grilled octopus, however, was pre-cooked, and therefore tended to have muted flavors. The location on the marina is top-notch and quite beautiful. You can look back on... More 

Thank Paul T
Ankara, Turkey
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

This restaurant is always crowded and has a terrible service. It has fresh sea food but they are all too expensive. There are other fish restaurants at the region with better service and value for money.

Thank anil_talasli
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

I am very conservative when it comes to eat fresh fish. I only go several restaurants for very long time. Ferdi Baba is one of it. It becomes very popular after opening second location at Alacati Port, but I would suggest you to go its orginal location at Sifne. Very broad array of fresh fish and appertizers. Both places have... More 

Thank Erinc A
Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Visited Cesme to meet friends' relatives - Hasan and Neslihon. What a treat!!! Not sure if we got a special treatment because we were with locals or because they spoke Turkish and ordered the right items on the menu. Started wine and raki with a shrimp appetizer-wonderfuL! Had grilled squid with ink and octopus. Fresh and delicious. Big mixed salad... More 

Thank OakleafFarm
Istanbul, Turkey
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

cold and hot starters including the ones with sea food are very good. They know how to cook the fish, they dont make it dry. they have a good variety of fresh fish they have two locations, one in sifne ( the original one) and the one in alacatı port. alacatı one is quite new and fancy, my favorite is... More 

Thank EceEnder
Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

we went to Ferdi baba Şifne rest. The variety of fish is good, shirmps are big and the salad was tasty. Very delicious sea food alittle bit premium price but it pays back.

Thank GK2012
Hong Kong
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

The food is fantastic. It is like your mom opened up her home for visitors to pick from the menu of the day.

1 Thank sushmitamunshi
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Fresh Fish served at highest quality with extremely friendly and efficent service , would definetly go back and dine there Disliked wine list ,

Thank Alex R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sifne Mah. 5496. Sok. No:7/A | Cesme Merkez, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Izmir
  • Phone Number: 7172145

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