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Mostra Balik

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Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafa Pasa Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 638 5801
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never eaten in my life so tasty fish!! I was confused of the many fish they offered but chef called tohan as i remember asked me can i bring my specialties i said ok . Believe me it was amazing like a rollercoaster from 1 taste to another marvelous never eaten so tasty calamares in my life fish and the... More 

Thank Duur H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were wrong to order through the waiter without referring to the menu. We thought he was offering complimentary sides. When the bill came it was an unpleasant surprise. The fish came to £25 and with a thin steak and a small calamari dish and salad and the bill was a surprising £83 for a very light supper. I had... More 

Thank BigBen273
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent and fresh fish nicely cooked along with a sea view.the service is good. Price reasonable for the fresh fish. We had a particular service as we were alone inside the restaurant.

Thank mohamed a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We ate here on a Sunday evening on the recommendation of our hotel that was nearby. We were picked up by a taxi sent by the restaurant (at no charge to us). We had a table by the window that looked across the railroad to the Sea of Marmara, where we could see many large ships. When we inquired about... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Really enjoyed our evening at Mostra. Delicious fresh seafood and very friendly service. Well worth visiting when in Istanbul

Thank Christopher N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

Doesn't look much from the outside but it is fine inside. There are probably good views in the summer or during the day but we went in winter. Seafood was fresh and nicely cooked. Complimentary starter was a nice touch. Wine a bit expensive, but tasty. Sevice was good Decor OK. Overall we enjoyed our evening

Thank qurum5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the octopus as a great meal. The calamari was also tasty. There is a limited selection of non seafood available as well for non seafood eaters.

Thank greggles1981
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

I love seafood and thought that I would be able to eat some good seafood. With such an extensive menu, it was disappointing that my first two selections were not available. They tried to accommodate a gluten free dinner. For the price and the limited selection, this restaurant was a little disappointing.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

With its view of the harbor this small restaurant is nothing but a pearl in the city. Highly recommend the grilled eggplant as an appetizer.

Thank jobaaroy
Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

We stayed at Aren Suites, just a block or two away and our host recommended Mostra for dinner our first night in Istanbul. I love seafood, my husband does not, but we had no trouble finding delicious meal choices on the menu. Don't shy away from this restaurant because of the exterior, which looks a little ho-hum, the restaurant boasts... More 

Thank sideponytail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $90
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafa Pasa Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 638 5801

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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