Time Out says
In operation since 1920, Ali Baba continues to offer its guests excellent seafood in Kireçburnu’s one-of-a-kind, seaside atmosphere. With at least 20 different types of fish available each season, Ali Baba’s most popular selections are the bluefish, swordfish and atlantic bonito. Ali Baba is preferred by famous politicians, businessmen, and athletes, who want to eat their fish as fish is meant to be eaten, plain and cooked properly, in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The fish they cook on the charcoal grill are especially addictive and Ali Baba’s aubergine salad and quince dessert are definitely worth a try. There are few things better than spending a Sunday sitting by the seaside at Ali Baba’s, enjoying your fish in Sarıyer’s peaceful and nostalgic atmosphere while watching boats sail off towards the Black Sea.