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Mer Balik

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Seafood, Turkish
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Haydar Aliyev Caddesi 33, Kirecburnu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 223 5287
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Value for money. Local atmosphere and delicious seafood

if you are looking for very local seafood restaurant here it is. Low music, good staff, delicious seafood. Well if you have limited nights to stay in istanbul try other places but if you are free enjoy the night

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
Melis E
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Istanbul, Turkey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

if you are looking for very local seafood restaurant here it is. Low music, good staff, delicious seafood. Well if you have limited nights to stay in istanbul try other places but if you are free enjoy the night

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came here for lunch as a party of 19 on a tour in Turkey. Wonderful view across to the Black Sea only spoilt by the road directly outside. Very good food and good service. Fish was freshly cooked and delicious for a coach party meal.

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Flic En Flac
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have been to many fish restaurants in neighborhood which I like a lot. MER BALIK stands out as a good price/performance ratio, is highly recommended by our Turkish friend who lives not far from. Great service and food. The only thing I did not like is that they brought quietly 2nd bottle of wine (we took regular no SELECTION... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

I live in tarabya and this place my favourite. Best meze and sea food in Istanbul .great view. Fantastic. You have to try. At least for once than u ll be addicted.

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Good food for good money - always fresh, nice view, good service. I think this is one of the most reasonable fish restaurants bythe Boshphorous.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The food was nice, the service as well. the prices was very reasonable. the only thing we disliked was that the door was open often and it make us take cold.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Great selection of appetizers. Really good and fresh fish. Reasonable prices except for drinks. Covered seats with Bosporus view but close to noisy road.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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141 restaurant reviews
586 helpful votes 586 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

There are lots of fish restaurants at this district where Mer Balik is situated. It has nothing differentiating it from others. The view is the opening of Bosphorus to Black Sea, not the best one in Istanbul indeed, plus there is the main road between the restaurant and the shores. The food is definitely not of the best quality nor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haydar Aliyev Caddesi 33, Kirecburnu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 0212 223 5287

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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