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Mavi Balik

Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64 D:2 | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“fresh fish” (10 reviews)
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11:59 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Gluten Free Options
Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64 D:2 | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mavi is an excellent restaurant serving high quality mezze (appetizers) and fresh fish overlooking the Bosphorous. It has quite an interesting wine list composed from local as well as international wines which you don't find in other fish restaurants in Istanbul. I highly recommend you...More

Thank semihalsaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been urge to have our dinner here as my boss really want to have fine dinning with great ambiance especially when few of his friend did suggested this Mavi Balik as one of the best place for it. At first i m a little bit...More

Thank Zues1020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place as a walk in. The terrace was half empty however the staff said they are full! They tried to squeeze us indoors. We booked for another day. I wrote my name myself in their booking agenda. We called to reconfirm...More

1  Thank Khalid G
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant that I frequently visit during my stays in Istanbul. Overall, the atmosphere, view, food and service is very good and deserves a rating of at least 4 stars. I have deducted a star for the tolerance shown to smokers in a...More

Thank T-KYLR
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Most of the fish restaurants in İstanbul are above a certain level Mavi Balik has a better touch All sea food mezes were perfect Their chef managed to add his signature such as adding sour apple to a spicy yogurt (atom). We ate grilled sole,...More

Thank Bulend I
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had a nice view overlooking the phosphorus. Food is good not to expensive. Service is great. Apatizers are also good. The soup and the fresh fish are excellent. Value for the money is good

Thank DrMajdi
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Have been there in a cold night, arrived around 11 pm, no booking, kitchen close at 11 so we didnt have a lot of choices. Had salad soup and some starters beside the seabass grilled fish. Food is amazingly delicious. Its a must try resturant....More

1  Thank Alaa A
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a beautiful view at night. Great service, good food..... when u r here u MUST try their fish soup, absolutely delicious!!!!

Thank Leila c
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had a business lunch in this restaurant. Location is great and the view of Bosporus is really nice. We had some starters (tomatoes, salads, raw fish....) which were good but nothing special . On the contrary we had a black turbot fish which was...More

1  Thank Paolo B
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I've been there with two colleagues. Mavi Balik has been recommended by my Turkish colleague. Food, service and view were just great. I can definitely recommend Mavi Balik!

Thank donholzi
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Delicious taste with best view in Bosphorus
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