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Mer Balik

) #1,786 of 11,644 Restaurants in Istanbul ££ - £££ Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Haydar Aliyev Caddesi 33, Kirecburnu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 223 5287
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good44%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
27 Dec 2015
“Excellent each time! ”
26 Dec 2015
“so fresh so delicious so kind”
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
££ - £££
Haydar Aliyev Caddesi 33, Kirecburnu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I must have been to Mer Balık 3-4 times, and the reason I keep going back is the sheer excellence of their food each time. The choice of mezzes is large and they're delicious, each one of them. I especially recommend the fish in olive...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for somewhere to have amazingly delicious seafood with a partner or family, this is an amazing place to go. they always serve fresh stuff from Bosphorus and even Europe. headwaiters and waiters show kindness and politeness while serving. you'll enjoy the...More

Thank Melike D
Reviewed 23 October 2015

i was staying nearby at Fuat Pasa Yalisi historic hotel - and choose Mer Balik based on reviews. Appetizer and salad was OK, Fish (Levrek) was great, but the sweets were marvelous (try pumpkin) . Local Wine was light and so-so.

Thank trcko67
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is an Istanbul classic. You can say that the quality of a "meyhane" comes from the quality of the staff. The food is great and the staff is experienced and friendly. Never over crowded; still one of the most favorite places for locals. Highly...More

Thank Evren11
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

if you are looking for very local seafood restaurant here it is. Low music, good staff, delicious seafood. Well if you have limited nights to stay in istanbul try other places but if you are free enjoy the night

Thank Melis E
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Came here for lunch as a party of 19 on a tour in Turkey. Wonderful view across to the Black Sea only spoilt by the road directly outside. Very good food and good service. Fish was freshly cooked and delicious for a coach party meal.

Thank Hogget-Lover
Reviewed 19 March 2014

I have been to many fish restaurants in neighborhood which I like a lot. MER BALIK stands out as a good price/performance ratio, is highly recommended by our Turkish friend who lives not far from. Great service and food. The only thing I did not...More

Thank DariOlio
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

I live in tarabya and this place my favourite. Best meze and sea food in Istanbul .great view. Fantastic. You have to try. At least for once than u ll be addicted.

Thank didemeh
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Good food for good money - always fresh, nice view, good service. I think this is one of the most reasonable fish restaurants bythe Boshphorous.

Thank YALIN19
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The food was nice, the service as well. the prices was very reasonable. the only thing we disliked was that the door was open often and it make us take cold.

Thank Besa V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haydar Aliyev Caddesi 33, Kirecburnu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 223 5287
  • E-mail