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Heybeliada Mavi Restaurant

Spanish, Tapas
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YalI Caddesi | No:29, Heybeliada, Turkey
(216)351-0128
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  • 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
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Istanbul, Turkey
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English first
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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

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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 

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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.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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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 

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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, Tapas

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