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Mavi Balik

Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64/A | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
+90 212 265 54 80
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea bass” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“fresh fish” (11 reviews)
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Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64/A | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Staff very kind. Very good fish restaurant (the best octopus I've ever eaten), eccelent view. A very romantic place. It is totally worth it!

Thank patferreirapt
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Everything we tried were fantastic, and we visited this restaurant twice when we were in Istanbul. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, if the weather is good get a table outside where you will have a fantastic view of Bosphorus. A bit pricey, but you'll...More

Thank Isketambatu
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We had seabass baked in salt, grilled octopus and squid - all of it was exceptionally good!! Service was a bit over-attentive, but in general good. Restaurant I do recommend!

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

After having dinner in Mavi Balik yesterday evening together with my wife and son, I made my mind: Turks are the best in preparing fish in their seafood restaurants. The grilled fish has an unique taste because of charcoal they use I suppose. I noticed...More

Thank Radu Mihnea S
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This is my first visit to this restaurant. It is mainly a sea food specialized restaurant. The food is excellent. You choose what sea food you like and they cook it the way you want. Starters are served for you to choose. Location is excellent...More

Thank salshahrani
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Business dinner, 7 people. Excellent restaurant and fresh fish, top quality appetizers overlooking the Bosphorus. Fine local white wine. I highly recommend you to taste the fresh fish cooked in salt. Desserts were also very good, the Turkish baklava ...

Thank ignacioe745
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect setting directly on the Bosphorus plus best seafood products make this restaurant one of the top in Istanbul and also one of the most expensive. We were for lunch and was no more than 10 clients.

Thank MariniMarin
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has to be one of the best O have ever eaten in for fish and seafood. We went as couple with young child without reservation on first night of our Istanbul break. Did not check the prices beforehand online or just how classy...More

Thank deekaya321
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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
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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Average prices
US$32 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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/A | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 265 54 80
  • E-mail
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