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Mavi Melek Restaurant

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Beyoglu
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Asmalimescit Mah. Asmalimescit Sok. No:23/A, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 212 245 6958
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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london
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The atmosphere in this restaurant was great when we visited. As other people have mentioned there are framed reviews from Tripadvisor all over the place which is a little strange. The service is friendly and the wine was delicious, the food is also tasty but a little over priced and also the menu does not show the prices for the... More 

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Thank serpico651
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Our wonderful tour guide, Serhat Engul, took us to this gem of a restaurant. The atmosphere is really homey, it felt like we were visiting friends. The produce they use is super fresh and the owners are the friendliest people we met in Istanbul (and we met many). It is obvious that the owners are proud of their restaurant and... More 

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1 Thank Shaun F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

The services is really quick, but they give you to understand that you have know a place? Eat and get out! The food is average and expensive, the portions are small and the prices in relation are very huge. The restaurant dose not bring a receipt. Be careful, here you will be rippef. Don't waste your time and money going... More 

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2 Thank Paris M
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Decorated by a dozen framed Trip Advisor ratings (probably of older times), the owner of the restaurant serves you additional dishes and beverages that you didn't order, and at the end tries to double the bill - a very bad behaviour!

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Thank Nick H
Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We decided to have a quick lunch in on the cute terrace of this restaurant, that had Tripadvisor recommendations posted everywhere on their walls (smart move). We ordered 3 very good meze dishes as appetizers (eggplants with tomatoes, octopus and artichoke) which were very tasty and even sufficient for me, as I don't eat that much. For main course I... More 

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2 Thank MaryBubu
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133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My son and I had the opportunity of sharing 3 meals at Mavi Melek during our week stay in Istanbul. The food was wonderful; the service extremely friendly and professional. The atmosphere exactly what we hoped for. All the meze tasted were simply excellent. All fresh seafood/vegetable/spreads, of top-quality, with an extremely wide selection offered each evening. Main dishes primarily... More 

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Thank msmbedford
Gibsons, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Sometimes I think the mark of a great restaurant is not that it creates amazing dishes but it makes you taste anew what you think you know. Every dish at Blue Angel did that. The arugula salad with tomatoes and balsamic was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Really. The basics but with such attention to the... More 

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Thank Wendy C
Sanur, Indonesia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We have been travelling throughout Turkey from Australia for the last month and on our second last night in Istanbul we stumbled across this fabulous restaurant. The food was amazing!! The mezzes were delightful especially the hummus, prawns, olives and stuffed vine leaves. The main courses following were exceptional with the finale being the chocolate soufflé!! This was one of... More 

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Thank Barbbythesea
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We were with our guide Serhat Engul who was leading us to find a restaurant in an area he had not eaten in before. We (three of us) and our guide thought that the menu and location were good. Serhat Engul is a wonderful guide; we all whole-heartedly agreed that his knowledge and thoughtfulness were perfect for our needs. Yet... More 

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Thank Doris B
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor and I'm glad we did!! It was the best restaurant we are at on our trip. Wine was reasonably priced (hard to find in Turkey) and the food was delicious. Really friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Turkish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmalimescit Mah. Asmalimescit Sok. No:23/A, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 6958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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