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“Great food , amazing view”
Review of Mavi Balik

Mavi Balik
Ranked #212 of 14,041 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $57
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Description: Delicious taste with best view in Bosphorus
Reviewed July 9, 2014

the choice of mezzes are great. The choice of seasonal fish and variety of preparation is rich. The staff is professional and helpful. The seafood, salads , dessert are yummy. The panorama is breathtaking. would definetaly go there again, as for us the place became where our family re-unites. definetely recommended

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Thank DORDubai
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Like other reviewers we came out from Sultanahmet and the car averaged 6.2 km per hour! You could have walked faster to get there. We weren't disappointed though as the view from the balcony area of the restaurant was amazing. We were entertained by a Turkish speaker so had none of the communication problems other have spoken of and enjoyed a delightful meze of cold starters followed by a whole sea bream shared amongst us - excellant!
It is a big place though and I can understand why it might feel a bit impersonal but if you can get a seat at the edge of the balcony overlooking the Bosphorus, then you will enjoy it all! Try their signature dish of the salt encased fish. Many around us did and despite the waiting time it looked worth it. You could of course pre-order?

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Thank Durris681
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Mavi Balik is located on the seaside facing wonderful view of Bosphorus. Appetizers, mainly mediterranean style with olive oil, are very delicious and of course the fish choices and the way they cook and serve. Wonderful overall ratings.

Thank YAVUZAY
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Although the food wasn't bad, it cerntainly wasn't good. I would say poor to medium. Atmosphere on the balcony is good, inside is just too big and totally unpleasant. Personnel doesn't speak english. So, go there for a quick dinner with a very nice view but don't expect a great night out. DON'T go if they can't offer you a place outside.

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3  Thank Max H
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

we have been invited for a lunch at Mavi Balik on May 2014. It was a menu set with variation of appetizers, including sea weeds, eggplant, calamari. The most important was the main dish which is the Salt encrusted fish. the fish is fresh and tasty. View is astonishing where one can see the Bosphorus bridge, ships and the other side of Istanbul. It an incredible experience.

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Thank IbizaLoveYou
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