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Eftelya Restaurant

Arnavutkoy Mah 1. Cad. No:32 Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 287 25 20
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  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Arnavutkoy Mah 1. Cad. No:32 Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The best is to go there with a local person . Not to be considered as a tourist ! Food is fresh and great. Beautiful grilled calamari, spiced shrimps and the seabass is a must. I have been there many time and always happy to...More

Thank Benoit2704
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Good fish and excellent service. Our second time at Eftelya and we just confirmed the excellent service and quality of food. The only fish restaurant in Turkey that prepared the shrimp as I have asked for... Recommended!!!

Thank Jemmerson M
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Service second to none. Views spectacular. Food is amazing. Prices are steep but value is good. Book in advance for groups 6 or more

1  Thank Sundance-M
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent fish plates. Their tomato salad is very special. Most of the mess are excellent. My favoured is hams, during the season.

Thank hea46
Reviewed 14 February 2016

First of all it's expensive if you compare it with other fish restaurants next to it, the service was average and I definetely will not go there again.

Thank myserdar
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Eftelya has gotten really worse. Last time we went there they were deliberately allowing smokers to smoke inside. Patrons would not bother when asked. Will not go back.

1  Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Impossible to get the menu: excessive price only when you see the bill we were there two years ago, it was much better. all sauces are soya based view nice, service poor, food average except super expensive yet good jumbo shrimps . we will not...More

2  Thank franco r
Reviewed 12 September 2015

And one of the advices was Eftelya fish restaurant. It is beside the street by the sea. Has a rather big balcony on the ground floor.. We later discovered that it has a terrace on the top floor. You do get a view from the...More

Thank Yasa B
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Been there with former colleague to eat fish. Good starters (as used you can pick up among the ones they are showing) and delicious main grilled fish suggested by waiter

Thank benjamin80tor
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

If you want to eat french fries and coke, maybe it can be slightly better than mcdonald, although the price is going to be 2 times higher. Concerning fish and starters the food is not good at all and prices are almost comparable to those...More

2  Thank daniele r
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 250 - US$ 500
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arnavutkoy Mah 1. Cad. No:32 Arnavutkoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 287 25 20
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