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by Liah

Review: Went in here last Monday on our last night of a 5 night stay in Istanbul.Pleasant surroundings, as there was no seats we sat outside(big mistake).After about 15 mins no menus, nothing, no problem I went into the restaurant to get them.The waiter met me "Oh I will bring them, sit down" so it wasn't a self service restaurant after all.The menu hasn't a great selection, but there was also a blackboard, we made our choices and waited and waited.Eventually I went into the restaurant to order.The starters and mains all came together a half carafe of wine and beer we waited for.The food wasnt bad but I noticed no garnish of salad on the side of our lentil patties, or Borek.Considering most of the food we ordered was all pre-made,I can't imagine why the service was so bad.My pesto penne was the only dish that needed cooking.So we were left outside, not one waiter came out to ask us if we wanted dessert,we managed to catch one eventually and ordered coffee and desserts.A rich chocolate cake, which tasted lovely, but again not much work involved.The worst was yet to come, we went to pay our bill and it was 175TL! On close inspection of the bill we had been charged twice for the wine carafe and glass of beer.Overall I was really disappointed to waste my last night in Istanbul in this restaurant, maybe they were having a bad night,maybe all the waiters were new or had beamed down from Mars and couldn't understand the concept of how a restaurant works!I wouldn't recommend seeking this restaurant out for dinner, maybe lunch would be better, but thats something I will never know.

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