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G Balik

) #540 of 11,607 Restaurants in Istanbul ££££ Seafood, Turkish
Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. | Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (4 reviews)
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
“baklava” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Turkish
Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. | Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked a table for two for Saturday night. It was our second visit and everything was over the standards. Staff is very friendly and foods are delicious as always.

Thank Nuray H
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good food, good wine, good service. I'd recommend the side dish of strips of raw sea bass in mayonnaise, and you should ask which fish are wild caught- they have Black sea and Marmaris species. Also insist on a window table if you dine inside.

Thank Paul_Spellor
Reviewed 1 November 2016

In a long row of restaurants overlooking the ferry station is a gem to be experienced. We looked for a place to sit and relax in the late afternoon. To watch the last of the sunny day. They were polite, attentive, and courteous without being...More

Thank Quest42n8
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I've always liked turkish cuisine and have been to Istanbul about 15 times previously but this was my first visit to G Balik. First of all the location is just amazing, since the restaurant is located on the small manmade island in the center of...More

Thank CosmicPicnic
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

A phenomenal experience has to be lived or consider yourself never to istanbul. The adventure starts on the boat heading their , later the small tour at the island , and then the amazing food selection accompanied with perfect service and finalizing with the fare...More

Thank DrArafat
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I had dinner at the G Balik to eat fish. I didn't see the menu but the sea food we ate was good and tasty. I loved the environment, and the magical view over the sea, the short boat travel to reach the island. I...More

Thank Jadaziat
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Location is nice, food average. We were expecting for a dream night with good fish and wine. The real nightmare comes when is time to pay. Tried 3 international credit cards and all 3 got declined. Called banks from the table and all said that...More

Thank northgang
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

It definitely deserves a visit, the location is spectacular! Located in the middle of the Bosphorus, amazing view sitting on the terrace outside.. Nice atmosphere, usual very good service and hospitality. Food could be better but in this case is just a detail...

Thank GFilTA
Reviewed 7 July 2015

From an American's perspective: I would recommend this place for a visit for a business dinner, when price /value is not a concern. Or with a local host who understands ordering conventions / pricing. Views are gorgeous, and you can have great seafood choices. I...More

Thank avk4
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

My review addresses especially tourists. I am a local and I don't prefer to come to this fish restaurant which is a bit pretentiuos, maybe expensive but if you are in Istanbul for a few days and want to experience the Bosphorus don't hesitate to...More

Thank chuzzlehead
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurucesme Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. | Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 2636556
  • E-mail
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