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Maiden's Tower

Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey (Bosphorus)
+90 216 342 4747
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Ranked #432 of 10,957 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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Istanbul
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is a perfect place to see. You can see the Bosphorous 360 degree. The best time would be in the ate afternoon so you can see the Bosphorous, Marmara Sea and then sunset and then the city lights when it gets dark. Just awesome. Walk to the Uskudar after going back to the mainland. Do not take a taxi,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been to this place several times but that is not why I feel it is overrated, familiarity has not breached contempt in this case! On my first visit, I expected to see much more than a restaurant downstairs and an overpriced cafe upstairs. The atmosphere is quite nice and it has the potential of being a romantic place... More

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Giza, Egypt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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istanbul
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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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Singapore
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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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