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Mostra BalIk

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Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Turkish, Wine Bar
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 21
    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

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Jamberoo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The waiter was a bit pushy especially with the started. We had the mezze. For mains we had a 1 kg sea bass between 2. It was delicious. With a bottle of wine the bill was over 200 lira. It was a cold windy night but blankets were provided

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belfast n. ireland
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not far from Tashkonak hotel, this fish restaurant had great views over the Bosphoros. The service was a bit in your face but we were the only people there.Mezes to die for and then supberb prawns. What was not to like!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Arrived with 3 kids and was pushed to order the mixed plate since it would be best for my family. The menu stated 60TL and I asked if that was enough food and the waiter said it would be plenty. Got the bill and it was 180 TL, 3 times what I expected! Avoid the bait and switch

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Kumkapi area restaurants have much more atmosphere and half the price. The food was nice on the whole here and the service was fine. There are views over the Marmara but not for us as it was dark! The place was pretty empty so not much atmosphere. Bill was about double what we experienced in Kumkapi fish restaurants. Feeling like... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very relaxing light Sunday lunch overlooking the Marmara Sea, however just below the hotel and in eye line was an industrial area so that did spoil the vista. There was plenty of shade to protect us from the sun. I was unable to have my choice of starter as I have a garlic allergy, so most of the starters must... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Rooftop experience overlooking Marmara Sea, attentive staff and delicious food but we were astonished by the price. Waiter recommended grilled groper and didn't advise us it would be 80TL each, compared to grilled sole 50TL on the menu. Beware! We were there at 6.30pm and no other guests arrived, unless seated downstairs?

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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nothing to complain about here. Certainly there is no shortage of staff to look after your requests. A rooftop location overlooking the Marmara sea, eventually the crescent moon appeared. A beautifully romantic vantage point at night. Fish is to be purchased by the kilo and they have plenty of fresh items to show you of the type you are likely... More 

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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
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, Turkish, Wine Bar

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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
  • Phone Number: +902126385801

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?