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Eftelya Restaurant

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#2,463 of 8,878 Restaurants in Istanbul


$250 - $500
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Guys, Don't waste your time&money whit this place, there is nothing special here except the bills. If you go all the way up to the terrace you can smoke, one floor down strange dj&music tying to play 80's, 90's Turkish music, no cocktails, no bar...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Abdullah D
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Restaurant was recomended by a friend. We asked concierge to book the table thus they thought we are foreigners easy to scam and gave us english menu with prices 40%-50% higher. Weight of fish by kilo was also fake. At the end they cheat us...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Ashurkov
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

If someone is looking for taste and quality in a tranquil atmosphere this is my suggestion as Bosphorus sea front place. I am sure any sea food selected will satisfy in many respect; freshness, way of cooking, service etc. Very professional service, friendly people etc....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mtdirlik
Reviewed November 29, 2017

The best is to go there with a local person . Not to be considered as a tourist ! Food is fresh and great. Beautiful grilled calamari, spiced shrimps and the seabass is a must. I have been there many time and always happy to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Benoit M
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Good fish and excellent service. Our second time at Eftelya and we just confirmed the excellent service and quality of food. The only fish restaurant in Turkey that prepared the shrimp as I have asked for... Recommended!!!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank jemmersonm
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Service second to none. Views spectacular. Food is amazing. Prices are steep but value is good. Book in advance for groups 6 or more

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank Sundance-M
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Excellent fish plates. Their tomato salad is very special. Most of the mess are excellent. My favoured is hams, during the season.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank hea46
Reviewed February 14, 2016

First of all it's expensive if you compare it with other fish restaurants next to it, the service was average and I definetely will not go there again.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank srdrtmr
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Eftelya has gotten really worse. Last time we went there they were deliberately allowing smokers to smoke inside. Patrons would not bother when asked. Will not go back.

Date of visit: October 2015
1  Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Impossible to get the menu: excessive price only when you see the bill we were there two years ago, it was much better. all sauces are soya based view nice, service poor, food average except super expensive yet good jumbo shrimps . we will not...More

Date of visit: November 2015
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