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Mostra BalIk

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Sultanahmet
Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, European, Turkish, Wine Bar, Soups
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Kucuk Ayasofya Mah | Mustafa Pasa Sok no:45, Istanbul, Turkey
+902126385801
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service a bit unprofessional

This restaurant delivers great fish and sea food. The dorada, octopuss and fish pot was al great, but the bread should have been better to match this level of food. Great views from the roof terrace, but the service was a bit too pushy. The waiters gave us too little time to decide and was a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Marie H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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Wilmington Delaware
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Forget allegations of bully waiters and deceptive pricing....this is an excellent, top tier Istanbul restaurant. Our waiter suggested prawns to start and a sea bass entree....both were delicious. Before the prawns arrived we shared a large plate of assorted toppings for a basket of fresh toast. Dessert was a shared chocolate cake with ice cream. The service was prompt without... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restaurant delivers great fish and sea food. The dorada, octopuss and fish pot was al great, but the bread should have been better to match this level of food. Great views from the roof terrace, but the service was a bit too pushy. The waiters gave us too little time to decide and was a bit stressed. When we... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great restaurant. They send a car to pick us up. The view from the rooftop is great and the food was fantastic with great selection and very fresh. Can't fault the service and especially the waiter Fecret. Very reasonable price for a beautiful dinner.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ate 3 times at Mostra having first been advised to dine there by our hotel. The seafood was wonderful,but, be more modest than we with the appetisers as it can inhibit the enjoyment of the entree -- the marinated med prawns are just sooo good ,that the sea bass prepared in salt which followed on one occasion,was equally wonderful,but proved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The restaurant was good but it was a bit difficult to understand each other and the serving was not proper

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Ewing, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the staff at our Istanbul Hotel. The wait staff was friendly and helpful to us. The salad and grilled fish we ordered were fresh and tasty. They have an extensive wine list and we enjoyed the view of the Bosphorus as we finished our bottle. The complimentary shuttle service is a plus.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The view was great and location perfect. Feel like the waiter ordered for us and made it quite clear what we were to eat. The fish came and was fresh and good, well cooked. Wine OK, service slow but decent but the bill was the largest of the whole trip here in Istanbul. Too expensive compared to what we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We got to Istanbul late and our hotel receptionist recommended this restaurant. It was very close and the food was great and moderately priced. A nice meal and lovely atmosphere!

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had the grilled fresh whole fish, which was delicious and served with baked potatoes and grilled tomatoes. It was very expensive though, as they charged by weight. We also strongly suspect they switched the fish to a smaller one after quoting the weight....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from our hotel (Q-Hotel around the corner from it). We had the grilled squid and grilled octopus and both were superb with a typical Turkish salad. Got complimentary baked potatoes and birthday cake from fellow unknown Turkish patrons.....so nice.

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Additional Information about Mostra BalIk

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah | Mustafa Pasa Sok no:45, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +902126385801
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 90
Cuisine: Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, European, Turkish, Wine Bar, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah | Mustafa Pasa Sok no:45, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +902126385801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 90
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, European, Turkish, Wine Bar, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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