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Mavi Balik

Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64 D:2 | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea bass” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“fresh fish” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64 D:2 | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Juha M
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...More

Thank Kanchan Z
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
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
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
USD 42 - USD 62
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, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
Delicious taste with best view in Bosphorus
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