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“Very good fish in this restaurant”

Mavi Melek Restaurant
Ranked #1,056 of 14,247 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed 27 July 2014

It was our first visit to Istanbul. We were not aware of any good restaurants.

Good Basic food with friendly service. We can recommend further!

S & I from Helsinki

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Thank Sisko R
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The food - both fish and meat were good! The street around is very nice,u feel like somewhere in Italy. The guy was polite and kind to us,giving sweat watermelon and tasty cake free. We were satisfied by this place

Thank Marianna P
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

My son and I were only spending 4 days in Istanbul and wanted to try as many restaurants as we could but had to go back after our first dinner. The initial mezze offerings were many and varied. We choose three, humus, yogurt and cucumbers, a tomato and chili paste and almost filled up on these, all were excellent!. Next my son ordered the lamb stew and I ordered the lamb chops .... both again were excellent! We were given complimentary watermelon after the entree and a complimentary chocolate soufflé' which again was perfect.
We usually are pretty adventures when we eat out but on our second visit two days later we ordered the same meals and got the same excellent results. Arif was our waiter both times and him and his team did an excellent job. Very relaxed, enjoyable meal.

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Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The restaurant was a simple walk from our hotel at the Radisson Blu Istanbul Pera and the street is dotted with many restaurants...however a persuasive host at the entrance a huge certificate from Tripadvisor rating them 4 stars or more made us take the leap into a very disappointing experience.
Right from the beginning it was a push and shove game, almost grabbing our hands into the restaurant, then to a table we clearly did not like (until we protested and moved elsewhere) to pushing us through the mezze offerings based on the ones they wanted us to have (read expensive).
Eventually we settled down and the waiter decided to recommend a fish dish to us and since prices are seasonal he quoted us 120 Turkish Lira which we thought was expensive, so gave it a skip...he eventually reduced it to 90 TL but our continued rejection pissed the guy off and he almost boycotted us and sent another waiter to our table. The rest of the food was reasonable and the calamari was exceptionally good... hence my one star is for their food...
As we were eating, we asked for a mixed grill which never ever came and when we asked we were told we did not place the order for the same...(just hilarious)...next they got us watermelon and Turkish baklava for desserts and must say that was fabulous...
As we asked for the cheque guess what we were charged 5 TL as cover charge for each one of us...Now that got to my nerves....You solicit people at the door and charge them cover charge....U got be kidding me....Tripadvisor needs to downgrade this place...

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5  Thank AKS_1974
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stumbled on this place while seeking out another restaurant in our guide book. Unfortunately, or fortunately as it would seem, the restaurant we were hoping to dine out for lunch was closed. Disappointed but very hungry at this stage we accepted the invitation from the waiters to sit down at an outside table.
We were in for a treat. The mezze dishes we shared were delicious. And..... it kept coming. Following our meal we were served fresh fruit, followed by the most sensational chocolate souffle - and Turkish tea - all on the house.
Our experience was particularly special given we weren't expecting such a quality experience. Thank you Mavi Melek.

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Thank Tim O
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