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Maiden's Tower

Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey (Bosphorus)
+90 216 342 4747
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Ranked #411 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $70 - $100
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Café, Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bosphorus
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70% Recommend
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Giza, Egypt
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well it was a couple of years ago in August 2012. But what really made it special is all the couples that were either newly weds on their honeymoon or just madly in love couples with all the cuddles and kisses. It was actually very romantic. We didn't eat at the restaurant but we enjoyed the view and atmosphere for... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great environment and location, but the food and service was actually rather bad... Used as an exterior for Bond movie "The world is not enough", I thought that visiting this place was really cool, especially since it has a great location with a stunning view. You travel there by boat, which is also an experience, but as soon as I... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I went to kız kulesı with my family for brunch and it was worth visiting. the food was fresh and tasty. the service was fast and Professional. the atmosphere in general was warm and welcoming. I recommend every Istanbul visitor to have a meal there.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

It was surprise New Year's Eve party for my wife. We had fab. night. Incredible view over looking Asia and Europe both side.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Just returned from a great trip to Istanbul, everywhere we went food was good standard and people very friendly. Unfortunately can't say the same about Maidens Tower, staff were surly and food very poor for the money. We complained that our steak was cold and it was replaced with a bit of meat that we couldn't eat as it was... More

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed there for breakfast with my boyfriend and enjoyed it! The location is really wonderful with a view to the Bosphorus and Uskudar area of Istanbul. To go there you have to make a booking in advance (as there are many those wishing to have breakfast there, on weekends especially) and take a boat (the trip will take about... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The location and the view are exceptional, but the food was poor for a such restaurant. The dishes were nicely presented but unfortunately the taste was less than ordinary! For the prices the menu is OVERPRICED for the quality of food they serve. The photographer took a picture of us, we thought we'll get a professional photograph but the quality... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The transfer to the restaurant involved a coach ride in peak traffic and a short boat ride. The views were fantastic and the restaurant is well appointed. I would recommend a table in one of the alcoves with a water view. The tower is 5 stories up a flight of stairs. There is a bar at the top too. Its... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Worth a trip to visit an interesting site. The restaurant was quiet at lunch and the food was edible but not memorable. The service was very poor. Our Turkish speaking friend asked for the bill at least 4 times from different passing waiters but eventually we got up to climb the tower before they reacted. What would it be like... More

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Rome, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived with our group (84 pax) after sunset and a boat trip, but the view was really incredible. Inside the tower everything was maintained very well and while a lady was singing jazz-like songs - btw she was quite good - we had dinner. The food could have been much better, also because Istanbul city offers delicious kebab and... More

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