Does kubectl port-forward svc bypass Istio's proxy?

I’m wondering if someone could confirm whether or not running

kubectl port-forward svc/myservice 8000:8000

would cause traffic directed to port 8000 to bypass the proxies of the myservice pods or not. I assume, based on another post, that only specifying a pod would bypass that pods proxy, but is this the case when specifying the service?

As far as I know, Envoy proxy is not intercepting the request done through the port-forward. For debugging purposes you’d be better off running another Pod inside the cluster.