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18 National Circuit, Canberra 2600, Australia
02 6162 0464
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

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    2.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant was a great treat for those who love authentic Turkish food. It was a busy p, vibes place. Sadly it's closed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant was a great treat for those who love authentic Turkish food. It was a busy p, vibes place. Sadly it's closed.

Thank Jjeurotrip
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The quality of this restaurant has slipped considerably in the past few years. I have not been to Mavi in some time, however, on returning there I have found the staff to be ambivalent (bordering on rude), the menu to be considerably less enticing than it used to be and the food itself to be very mediocre. In fact, I'd... More 

Thank Nigel D
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Low key cafe selling great food. Lamb and Chicken Shish were great. No alcohol. Cafe itself was a bit on the cold side at night so rug up. Prices were around the $20-$25 mark. Staff were lovely. Let us take away left over dip and then provided additional bread at no cost.

Thank bibbycat
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I bought a couple pizzas, turkish bread and a dip from here recently and it has to be the worst turkish food I have ever had, the pizzas were tiny serves, the bread was cold as was the pizza and the hummus was the worst part, I have never has such horrible hummus dip before, it was like glue extremely... More 

Thank Canbchick
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132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The food here is tasty and lots of it. Was very busy when I had lunch there yet the staff were happy to move tables together so that our group of five could sit together.

Thank CheetahgirlBris
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have been going to mavi for a while and lately I find the food has been cold and not as fresh as it used to be.

Thank Messyl
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We shared 3 delicious, fresh dips for entree plus a large basket of turkish bread which was moreish. My main meal salmon dish, served with salads, was generous as was my husband's lamb meat balls. Sadly, neither of us could finish our meals - too much food! Would highly recommend for an informal meal or takeaway. The staff were very... More 

Thank AuntyAnne54
Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

At both locations (the Realm Precinct and Woden) I feel like I'm able to relive the cuisine I loved in Istanbul. Whether I go for take away or eat in everything I've tried so far has been delicious.

Thank Monica P
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

A bit pricey, but the servings are big and tasty. The cafe itself is ho-hum, so I would recommend take away. If you like turkish delight, buy it from Mavi, its delicious.

Thank Weesie24
Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Convenient Cafe Style setting. Food was delicious & service was excellent. Highly recommend for a bite on the run or lunch with friends.

Thank HappyDaze2

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 18 National Circuit, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: 02 6162 0464


Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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