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Mavi Balik

#170 of 11,913 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with friends for a dinner. Seabass as a whole worked very well, good service and good atmosphere.

Thank Juha M
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend you to visit this restaurant. In Turkish Mavi=Blue Balik=Fish. Before entering you can select your fresh catch and ask them if you want grilled or baked in salt or fry the fish. Drinks served here. Also good for office arrangements. Starters here is very different the serve bring a huge tray with small plates arranged on it. You... More 

Thank Kanchan Z
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite seafood restaurant in Istanbul. Staff are best in class. The food and presentation is excellent. Hope to visit again.

Thank HDS-522
Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 1 October 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 

Thank gm221977
Thessaloniki, Greece
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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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$41 - US$61
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
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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