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Maiden's Tower

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Uskudar
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 4747
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 123
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 18
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Must visit location!

There are many tales about Maiden's Tower, you can write about yours while enjoying the view of Bosporus :) Arrange to visit there on sunset if possible!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ece L
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many tales about Maiden's Tower, you can write about yours while enjoying the view of Bosporus :) Arrange to visit there on sunset if possible!!

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Thank Ece L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My good, what a rush! The waiter expected us to have read the menu at home and when we couldn't decide what to eat in 2 minutes he left clearly annoyed. No help with the wine choice, but what was even worse and even villainous was the fact that the waiter did not bring us the wine we ordered, but... More 

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1 Thank Guus v
Mombasa, Kenya
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I was here courtesy of a VIP in Turkey. The Restaurant sits on the bottom of the Maiden Tower. Dinner was superb! Live band performing Turkish music...a lady singing while the waiters serve you your meals. The evening goes by with peaks into the sea. Feel like eating in a fort of sorts. The service and ambiance is perfect for... More 

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Thank Bertina K
london
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This restaurant has a unique location in the Bosphorus, but once inside, the small windows mean you could be anywhere. The food was "hotel banquet" quality i.e. not very interesting and not very nice.You have to pay for three courses, and it wasn't cheap, nor was the wine. I can't recommend it for any reason.

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband booked dinner at this restaurant for us and a friend. It was the most amazing birthday dinner I had knowing that millions of people have been to this place since many centuries. Perfect spot for a romantic meal The boat journey to the museum makes the whole experience very exciting Food was good. The ambience was great. Tower... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very expensive boat ride there but once on the island the views are impressive and we enjoyed our lunch.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Maiden's tower isn't only for enjoying the food, the place itself deserves being there, the feeling of being isolated in the middle of the sea with people you love and trust, I liked the idea there's no WIFI and mobile networks are weak. The food was good and well presented, the staff was nice and friendly, I recommend for... More 

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Thank ALI H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

To be honest I didn't know what to expect when we arrived on the Maiden's Tower including this restaurant ?..First Impressions were good and it's also pretty well laid out considering the small size of the Tower, it's also clean, and pretty modern with an authentic retro feel which is probably in line with the long history involved here. As... More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent dinning experience with private cruise take you to the boundary of the Eurasian. Good view of Istanbul for both sides of Europe and Asia. Outstanding service but the food is just the average. It was considered to be a tour instead of a fine dinning.

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London
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Getting there: Make sure you phone the restaurant to find out how to get to the complimentary boat which takes you to the restaurant. From the Europe side you need to get to Kabatas tram station, cross the road to the Bosphorus side, and look for the petrol station. Pass this and ask any of the people working on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighborhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: +90 216 342 4747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Cafe, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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Neighborhood Profile
Uskudar
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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