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Eftelya Restaurant

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Arnavutkoy Mah 1. Cad. No:32 Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 287 2520
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Service second to none. Views spectacular. Food is amazing. Prices are steep but value is good. Book in advance for groups 6 or more

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Thank Sundance-M
istanbul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Excellent fish plates. Their tomato salad is very special. Most of the mess are excellent. My favoured is hams, during the season.

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Thank hea46
Istanbul, Turkey
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

First of all it's expensive if you compare it with other fish restaurants next to it, the service was average and I definetely will not go there again.

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Thank myserdar
Istanbul
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248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Eftelya has gotten really worse. Last time we went there they were deliberately allowing smokers to smoke inside. Patrons would not bother when asked. Will not go back.

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Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
Turin, Italy
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Impossible to get the menu: excessive price only when you see the bill we were there two years ago, it was much better. all sauces are soya based view nice, service poor, food average except super expensive yet good jumbo shrimps . we will not return here

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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

And one of the advices was Eftelya fish restaurant. It is beside the street by the sea. Has a rather big balcony on the ground floor.. We later discovered that it has a terrace on the top floor. You do get a view from the balcony but it must be magnificent on the terrace. The service is very good. The... More 

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Thank Yasa B
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Been there with former colleague to eat fish. Good starters (as used you can pick up among the ones they are showing) and delicious main grilled fish suggested by waiter

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Thank benjamin80tor
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

If you want to eat french fries and coke, maybe it can be slightly better than mcdonald, although the price is going to be 2 times higher. Concerning fish and starters the food is not good at all and prices are almost comparable to those of the most expensive restaurants in istanbul. The best thing you can enjoy is the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We visited with my colleagues yesterday. Appetizers were so good. Grilled Calamari was tasty. We ordered a seasonal fish as caller "Dülger". This was perfect. Service was so good. They did an excellent job without interrupting you. Bıll was acceptable too.

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Thank MCSavas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Very good food - very good service. Nice view. Clean. I definitely would visit again. I was here in a business capacity.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 250 - USD 500
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arnavutkoy Mah 1. Cad. No:32 Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 287 2520

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
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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