Somewhere in the belly of an S-Bahn station, on an island in Mitte, a Turkish fish restaurant has been hiding for years. The fish is always fresh – this is what Balkci Ergun prides himself on in the first place. And fish it shall be – besides the delicious Turkish salad, seafood and side dishes, one can not find a different main dish. But if you like fish, there is a whole Mediterranean kingdom to discover in this small place, be it gilthead fish or Loup de mer or Barbarossa. Despite a wide clientèle, one can still catch a table without a reservation, during the week.
Beyond their tasty cuisine, the atmosphere is one of a kind – uncountable hand written cards left behind by guests hang from the ceiling and on the walls. The notes with small reviews, poems or just longings form a sea of words. Many other souvenirs collected over the years swim among them, too. This is one of those places which looks like a theatre stage design, which helps you get out of this world as we know it. The S-Bahn rumblings seem to sink into the Raki under the upside down lamp. And there are characters, too. Balkci Ergün is the family business of a man with a big heart, who will probably be there – with company – to welcome you.