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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food

The views from the rooftop terrace were great and the food was fantastic. The atmosphere and service were of a high quality and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially seafood lovers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Greg W
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Entebbe, Uganda
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by Q hotel staff, we enjoyed the lovely view at the terrace and the nice food, for the seafood and fish lovers we recommend the fish in salt dish for two people, it was yami and worth waiting for while enjoying mezze's and glass of wine.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Rare combination of delicious food and good service. Also, enjoyed the view from the restaurant. One of the few places that I genuinely recommend to visit in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My daughter and I love food, and fish particularly when by the sea. We weren't disappointed at Mostra, they do know their fish! The service is impeccable and the terrace comes as a plus. But mostly it's the fish we really enjoyed. They also have a good selection of bespoke white wines to accompany. It isn't cheap, but the quality... More 

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Bristol England
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Spent a few days in Istanbul recently and without a doubt this was our best meal. From the wonderful starters (think Moro in London) to our huge sea bass baked in a salt crust, we could not fault this food. Seated on the roof top resturant gazing out across the sea of Marmaris with our wonderful waiter who extracted our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Recommended by reception at Deniz Houses B&B. Sat on rooftop terrace and enjoyed the mezas, especially the buttered shrimp and roasted eggplant. The main course of grilled fish was fresh, simply and perfectly prepared, and delicious. Our server was a rare professional; skilled and knowledgable, helpful without being overbearing, and present but not obtrusive. We had a wonderful dining experience.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stylish restaurant with a nice selection of fresh fish and other dishes. The tomatoes were some of the best I have ever tasted. We shared a sea bass, salad, various appetizers, and desert. The staff were very attentive and super-skilled at serving fish, so that the bones did not harm my daughters.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The views from the rooftop terrace were great and the food was fantastic. The atmosphere and service were of a high quality and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially seafood lovers.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

i have been there a few timesthe food is good and service was excellent they are all always around you if you need anything just in case.Its les than 5 mins far from Blue mosque and they have terrace with Marmara sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

we enjoyed a heart warming welcome and great meal. the staff is very friendly and bilingual. Mr Bean as he likes to be called will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable. the quality / price is excellent. i will definitely go to eat there every chance i get.

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Wilmington Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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, Scenic view, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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