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“the night never ends”
Review of Zipkin Balik

Zipkin Balik
Ranked #2 362 of 14 918 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Besiktas
Reviewed 27 June 2018

travelers , thsi si your last stop before heading out to a night life. On the shore of Bosphorus ...munching amazing spicy ( if you request ) fresh srimps and fish...cold turkish white vines ...happy feet of the waiters and chearful music in the backgrounds ..what more do you realy need , maybe good value ? YES it is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and always a local celebrity dining there...we had Aytan Karapapak, Niufer verdi and Pasha Scandal drinking like no tomorrow

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Thank PashadeCerigo0009
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice view on the Bosphorus.
Mezze are ok but not outstanding.
But the grilled fish is marvelous.
Also tried the shrimp grilled with garlic and butter. DELICIOUS!!

Thank Jafer2310
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

In town on business and brought here for dinner one evening. Fantastic food. Service was great. I've other comments about no menu or pricing. I did not have to look so I have no comments on those issues. they just brought out food and I ate it :-)

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Thank RandyOK
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The restaurant is quite small and dark. Food is truly good but you cannot choose, you have to rely on what you will be suggested by the waiter, and you have no clue on the prices. And the waiter will most likely fail to speak English.
The total bill for dinner for 2 (meze and one sea bass) with a bottle of wine was near 500 TRY, which is huge compared to other places.

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Thank Shnitser A
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

There is no doubt Zıpkın is an excellent restaurant. View on the Bosphorus and the 1st bridge is stunning. Food is fantastic and they use the top class ingredients. From cold 'mezes', through 'ara sicak' to fish you can hardly find anything that is not perfect. I can't explain how good dolma, 'ahtapot tandır' and 'ahtapot kokoreç' (octopus) are. Believe me, you need to try them yourself.
However there are several things I don't like. First of all, everyone is smoking. In winter when windows are closed it is unbearable even for smokers, let alone very few buggers like myself who don't.
Second, Zıpkın neither have menu, nor the vine list. I know Turkish people mainly drink raki, but is not acceptable for serious restaurant.
Above basically means they can hammer you as much as they like. So, if you are fainthearted and without deep pockets, better stay away.

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Thank Maya K
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