We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heybeliada Mavi Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
YalI Caddesi | No:29, Heybeliada, Turkey
(216)351-0128
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Heybeliada Mavi Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very different fish restaurant in Istanbul!!!

Many fish restaurants look alike in Istabul. As I was entering Mavi I did not expect to have a very special and delicious meal. They cook very interesting and tasty mezzes like mussels with saffrone, shrimp boerek and stuffed artichoke... Do not expect too much about the decoration or ambience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Tunc T
,
Istanbul, Turkey
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Turkey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Before our visit, I read the comments about this restaurants from "Tripadvisor". I always read comments but I always give my decision on my own. For example if you compare the price with an ordinary dinner (like, coke-pizza, or Mc, or Burger, etc) of course it seems so expensive. If you go there once or twice in a month, you... More 

Helpful?
Thank erginozgur
Istanbul Province, Turkey
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It was 2 weeks ago i visited. The service was always delaying, we waited 45 minutes for a cup of tea after the dinner. But environment was good but i don't think that it would worth.

Helpful?
Thank yeliz g
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I think this place is overrated.. The food is OK not excellent, so is the staff. The water they serve with raki was not cold enough and they did not bring ice. They were not friendly at all.

Helpful?
Thank Didem A
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in the island of Halki. Traditional taste always prepared by the owners. Should try all their home made stuff, stuffed artichoke and -salma- should definitely not to be missed.

Helpful?
Thank ErolBrc
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Many fish restaurants look alike in Istabul. As I was entering Mavi I did not expect to have a very special and delicious meal. They cook very interesting and tasty mezzes like mussels with saffrone, shrimp boerek and stuffed artichoke... Do not expect too much about the decoration or ambience and the service is friendly but just "ok". It is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tunc T
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service. Staff is very friendly. Prices are reasonable. We'd love to come back in the summer!

Helpful?
Thank Gözde G
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love this small cozy restaurant which is located in Heybeliada one of the hidden places in Istanbul. Heybeliada is an island that you can reach in a max 40 min lovely ferry trip. Then you will feel that you are not in Istanbul but in a different holiday place. In Heybeliada, you must try Mavi Restaurant running by a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ece B
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I still dream about this food. The kaymak was delicious, the cheeses excellent, the eggs tasty, plus olives, cucumbers, and tea--all on the promenade by the Bosphorus. Not cheap, no. But a pleasant setting and quality food.

Helpful?
Thank spanishpeeks
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you want to pay TL 15 for 80 gr horse mackarel which costs about 3 TL per kg in any fish market served by personnel who never smile, then this place is for you.

Helpful?
2 Thank MustafaEsitgen
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

just as you disembark the ferry.along the promenade in Heybeliada there is a little blue and white haven surrounded by a small garden that`s Mavi Restaurant. You should tastethe exquisite authentic istanbul meze . including the stunning enginar dolma. stuffed artichoke! The well known owner .Nigar Hanim is kind. friendly and welcoming . the service is excellent . A very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Paola K

Travelers who viewed Heybeliada Mavi Restaurant also viewed

Heybeliada, Princes' Islands
 
Heybeliada, Princes' Islands
Heybeliada, Princes' Islands
 

Been to Heybeliada Mavi Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: YalI Caddesi | No:29, Heybeliada, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Princes' Islands  >  Heybeliada
  • Phone Number: (216)351-0128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Heybeliada Mavi Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?