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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Wine Bar, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Duck and cherries with hummus - to die for! Oven grilled peach and rocket salad. Another killer dish is grilled calamari with onion dolma filled with sweet spiced rice. And grilled octopus leg with such yummy veggies and flavorings. But the best thing here is...service … Hakan the waiter , Abbas the reservation manager and Fatih the manager are all all star team , highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner with my girlfriend; Ata is the best, very kind and accurate. This place has everything: good food, high-quality service, stunning view. Recommended

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mom and I had dinner at Murver Restaurant a few days before leaving Istanbul. We enjoyed our food very much and the service was lacking of nothing. Our waiter, Ata, took care of us from the appetizer to the hot coffee we requested at...the end of our meal. He was very accommodating and friendly. Thank you for your service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 3 days in Bodrum and 4 days in Istanbul, our server Ata and the Murver team provided the best service during our Turkey trip. Menu is varied and light. Leave room for dessert! Finally a restaurant with “not baklava” for dessert lol. Thank you...Ata!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was one of the most memorable experiences I had during my visit to Istanbul and Greece. Like others said, the food, service, and view were all magical. Being a huge foodie, this place is by far one of my top 5 restaurants to...go too. We went early to try and get a reservation and luckily they could accommodate. We wanted to sit outside but loved the view from the bar better than the restaurant so we stayed there. Even the cocktails did not disappoint. We shared everything starting with cacik - smoked. yogurt, charred garlic, and pickled cucumber - pure heaven. Next, we had the octopus in ash - cooked to perfection. Finally, we had the seafood stew that I describe as a San Francisco cioppino in a green sauce with a touch of heat. It was beyond exceptional. This restaurant was by far the best I've been to in a while. My friend would ask me every time we went to another restaurant "what is the best so far?" and it continued to be Murver. Now at home with fabulous restaurants all around in Napa, San Francisco, and Healdsburg, Murver is still memorable and nothing is matching its quality and creativity. I already fell in love with Istanbul as one of my favorite cities in the world and am planning another trip out next year. Murver Restaurant will be on the top of the list to visit so that I may try to eat through the entire menu (not in one seating). Just go! it is absolutely amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant with phenomenal views over the water! The service at the restaurant is phenomenal with attentive staff who are eager to make the most of your dining experience with great suggestions! Our waiter, Gokhon, had wonderful suggestions for cocktails, appetizers and desserts...which were on point! Definite must go for an incredible dining experience!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at Murver. The view at sunset was amazing, and the whole place has a great vibe. We had two starters, and also the grilled seabass as main. It was a lot of food for two people (the fish was a...lot bigger than expected, as it came with large sides) but it was absolutely delicious. Our server Turan was very friendly and accommodating, eventhough they had a few large groups at the same time as us. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Istanbul and looking for a nice dinner out.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

Stunning view with exceptional food and service. BUT mosquitos..It’s been two days since my last visit and my legs are still itching. There were so many mosquitoes and not going there again unless they find a way to deal with them. I have more than...15 mosquito bump on my legs.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

Very good restaurant with an exceptional view. If you are looking for quality, originality and traditional Turquish dishes, this is the perfect spot. The service was very good and Ata our waiter was very kind and thoughtful. The value for money is very good for...this type of high standard restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

This was the last dinner of our reunion in Istanbul and Murver was the right spot to relax and enjoy ourselves. We followed the waiter's suggestions and every course made us look forward to the next course. This restaurant has the food-service-atmosphere-price/value ratio right. I...am not qualified to elaborate on authenticity of Turkish food but there was not a single dish that didn't surprise us positively. Service was excellent. Not that we were on a tight budget but it's reassuring when the waiter doesn't blindly recommend all the most expensive dishes when asked for recommendations but makes suggestions and can support them with arguments. A caution: the terrace offers great golden hour views of Topkapi, etc. but this rooftop restaurant is on the 5th floor or so and if a one of those giant cruise monsters is berthed in front of it then your view is blocked. So maybe inquire first so you won't be disappointed when the view is blocked. However, you will still have a great meal and great service in a relaxed setting.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

First of all, I would recommend you book in advance especially if you want a table with a view. Whilst I had booked in advance the restaurant I was not able to secure a table by the window. However the restaurant was accommodating enough to...give us an ok table. For starters we ordered “topik” sourcherry hummus (oven brased duck | cinnamon | walnu). Omg this was good. We also ordered an artichoke salad (fresh herbs | globe artichoke | barley wheat | black mulberry | peanut). This salad was one of the best salads I had ever tasted. We Also ordered smoked egean sea bream (pickled soka chili | red onion | capers | "sultaniye" peas | broad bean) and eat can I say this was good too. For our mains we ordered “trakya kıvırcık” lamb (Slow roasted lamb shoulder | smoked "firik" wheat | spicy apricot compote | salted yoghurt). THIS WAS A DISH TO SHARE AND IT WAS ABSOULTELY AMAZING. The service was good too. And i would once again recommend thisnplace if you are in Istamlnbul. Our bill came to approx £70,00 including 2 soft drinks.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

The great restaurant for lunch and dinner. Spectacular view friendly staff anddd most importantly delicious meals. They have open kitchen with amazing chef and team.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, with a very beautiful sight os the Bosforus sea. Excelent food, good wine and good attention.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Very good food with stunning views of bosphorus. Our waiter Aykut made our experience better with his professionalism

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

This was a friends recommendation and by far our favorite restaurant in Istanbul and on our trip so far. They specialize in fire roasted meats and as you enter the flavors are immediately in the air. Our server Ata was professional and serious at fist...but as the night went on he relaxed and became very friendly and recommended amazing dishes and wines off the menu. He also was very attentive and understanding of my food allergy which is usually hard to explain. Great service. We loved pretty much everything but the lamb shoulder pretty much melted in our mouths. Duck confit, yoghurt dish and the prawns were outstanding as well. The view of the bosforus and the fresh sea air make it a must visit spotsMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Murver Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4