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Mostra Balik

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Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafa Pasa Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 638 5801
10:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I found this resturant through TripAdvisor, and visited on December 2016 with a littel hesitation as it was not season of tourism , but what I found was over my expectations. IT is true that the decoration is modest. But the quality of seafood was great and so fresh. The owner is such a great person willing to serve his... More 

Thank Hiwa H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Never eaten in my life so tasty fish!! I was confused of the many fish they offered but chef called tohan as i remember asked me can i bring my specialties i said ok . Believe me it was amazing like a rollercoaster from 1 taste to another marvelous never eaten so tasty calamares in my life fish and the... More 

Thank Duur H
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were wrong to order through the waiter without referring to the menu. We thought he was offering complimentary sides. When the bill came it was an unpleasant surprise. The fish came to £25 and with a thin steak and a small calamari dish and salad and the bill was a surprising £83 for a very light supper. I had... More 

Thank BigBen273
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent and fresh fish nicely cooked along with a sea view.the service is good. Price reasonable for the fresh fish. We had a particular service as we were alone inside the restaurant.

Thank mohamed a
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We ate here on a Sunday evening on the recommendation of our hotel that was nearby. We were picked up by a taxi sent by the restaurant (at no charge to us). We had a table by the window that looked across the railroad to the Sea of Marmara, where we could see many large ships. When we inquired about... More 

Thank jccphd
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Really enjoyed our evening at Mostra. Delicious fresh seafood and very friendly service. Well worth visiting when in Istanbul

Thank Christopher N
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Doesn't look much from the outside but it is fine inside. There are probably good views in the summer or during the day but we went in winter. Seafood was fresh and nicely cooked. Complimentary starter was a nice touch. Wine a bit expensive, but tasty. Sevice was good Decor OK. Overall we enjoyed our evening

Thank qurum5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the octopus as a great meal. The calamari was also tasty. There is a limited selection of non seafood available as well for non seafood eaters.

Thank greggles1981
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

I love seafood and thought that I would be able to eat some good seafood. With such an extensive menu, it was disappointing that my first two selections were not available. They tried to accommodate a gluten free dinner. For the price and the limited selection, this restaurant was a little disappointing.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

With its view of the harbor this small restaurant is nothing but a pearl in the city. Highly recommend the grilled eggplant as an appetizer.

Thank jobaaroy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 90
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafa Pasa Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 638 5801

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

Staying in Sultanahmet

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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