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Delicious taste with best view in Bosphorus
US$32 - US$49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

Very good food (not only fish) and beautiful views. From the very beginning, they delighted us with the taste of the starter - Sea bass - Green salad - Eggplant For the main course we took: - grilled chicken - Tanderolin steak - Tanderolin beef...We recommend all of the above. The steak tastes delicious, only they forgot to ask us how it should be fried. So I got well done, and I would rather receive a medium rare. For dessert we had: Special Albanian and Mavi Balik Cup. Special Albanian is such a sweet wet cake (something like a sponge cake) and Mavi Balik Cup is unfortunately only ice cream with fruit. It is a pity that the menu does not contain details of the dishes.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020

Perfect in all areas ! Very good , tasty and fresh food . Very good service . Location is a little bit negative influenced by the construction site next to it but still a nice view and location.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

Restaurant has great views over Bosphorus. Once you enter restaurant you can choose from fresh seafood selection counter. We have chosen two types of fishes, prawns and calamari. Fish izgara is must have! Starters were fantastic, which can be a dinner by itself. Service was...good. Local white wine was goodMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 July 2020

A place to visit in Istanbul, not only for its beautiful panorama on the Bosphorus, but also for its excellent fresh fish and Turkish specialties.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Wonderful dinner at Mavi Balik introduced by local staff. At first impression upon entering the restaurant, is the large variety of fresh seafood with many selections of local fishes. One would have to be back many days to truly enjoy the many selections. We decided...to allow our local host to select the dishes and local Turkish wines and was pleasantly taken by surprise by the very good quality reds which are quite reasonably priced. Highlight was the octopus which was grilled to perfection and sweet and juicy. The sea bass was cooked in salt baked fashion which was quite a show as they flamed the external crust. Must try for some flare or to impress your guests or date.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Fancy, tasty and nice. Food is fresh and very tasty. I recommend sea bass baked in salt. Grilled octopus, fried calamari, marinated sea bass are among tasty starters. Highly recommend to visit

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

We regularly visit Mavi Balık for both personal and business dinners. The location is great in the middle of two Bosphorus bridges and right on the strait. The restaurant on the expensive side of fish restaurants, however I believe the attention to detail in their...service and for the quality of the local ingredients, it deserves the prices they charge. It is a fairly large place thus you can find spots where you can avoid smokers from other tables. I would highly recommend their mezzes and the fresh fish they have on display. If you are on a budget, stay away from large fish and go for portion of sea bass or sea bream or if available go for fried or grilled hamsi (Turkish anchovy).More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 December 2019

I am visiting the restaurant the last 12/13 years and every time is better. Top quality of food, excellent cooked with the best view served by professionals. It is also value for money. Its highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 13 November 2019

The view is stunning in the crepuscule and evening the fish is excellent, the starters a bit less, but their suggestions are for you to consume, consume until you are full sick. And for a sizeable group with a big bill they refused to replace...for free a corked bottle of wine. I will not go back there.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

They have good varieties of fish, although they were out of oysters at 8:00pm. Service is very slow, waiters barely know any English and the mezze portions are small. Did not like the fried calamari but the seabass was fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Mavi Balik is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5