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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea bass” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
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Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No:64/A | Kurucesme, Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 23 September 2017 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

2  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
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parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
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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

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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