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Mavi Balik

#178 of 12,367 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64 D:2 | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
11:59 - 23:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All time we visit in mavi - the professional team is so nice - the seafood & fish is fresh. i recommend to visit there. Best Regards Yunes Osrof

Thank junesjaffa55
Oosterzele, Belgium
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Mavi Balik restaurant is on the Bosphorus close to one of the bridges. The view in the evening is amazing . Food you need to try here is Sea-bass in salt , one word .....perfect. Service is top quality.

Thank Chriscctv
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the places if you want to impress your international visitors with fish choices or if you want to away from the crowd with good fish options and it is in the heart of the city on the Bosphorus. Try cipez as starter with same marinated sea bass. After that order greek style octopus with same fried... More 

Thank Zafer S
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Upscale restaurant with Bosphorus views, food well prepared and attentive service. Up to expectations for such a nice restaurant. We sat outside, and it was very pleasant; it's not right on the water, like second row but high enough for very good views. The mezze was good (try a couple of their specialties like the tomato salad), and the blue... More 

Thank Nadim A
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My parents visit Mavi Balik every time they are in Istanbul! This time, I tagged along with my kids and I am sooooo happy we did! Amazing view to say the least, overlooking the magnificent Bosphorus and its beautifully lit bridges! Mezze and fish are exquisite and the service impeccable. Waiters memorized my daughters' names and asked them repeatedly if... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

amazing view of the bosphorus!!! we sat outside because there was heating!! phantastic tastes! I would really love to go there again!!

Thank nikitas66
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I love this fish restaurant. It's allways excellent! Fishes and meze are delicious. The view is splendid, megical bosphorus view. Deserts espacially turkish baklava is super. Price is high but it worth. Don't miss to make reservation.

Thank Ayse D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It has a nice view over the Bospherous, fish is good, some on the expensive and small portion size. Can find this atmosphere and locations in various other points on the Bospherous. Was taken back when we were charged for a half bottle of red wine that was off (starting to go vinegarish) and sent back to the kitchen. We... More 

Thank portad16
Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

super service, great ambiance with wonderful taste thru an amazing view of the Bosporus. A must to go place if you like fish.

Thank ebru k
Istanbul, Turkey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The amazing view of bosphorus; between 2 bosphorus bridge of İstanbul which you can find best view there. İts located in the Europian side of İstanbul under the bosphorus bridge. Very tasty foods fresh fish and hot startes were so delicious. I have been more than 3 time here. I want to go as much as i can 👍

Thank passengeremily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$58
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64 D:2 | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 90902655480
Delicious taste with best view in Bosphorus

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Staying in Besiktas

Neighbourhood Profile
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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