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Maiden's Tower

$$$$
Barbecue, Bar, Café, Bistro
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 4747
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Go for the view, not the food

What a pity that such a romantic setting can be spoiled by awful food. I can't believe that they charge an exorbitant amount of money for substandard food. Very very disappointing.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Alanis_alanis
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Seoul, South Korea
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

What a pity that such a romantic setting can be spoiled by awful food. I can't believe that they charge an exorbitant amount of money for substandard food. Very very disappointing.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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197 reviews 197 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First of all in the restaurant you do not have option to choose whatever you want from the menu. There are two types of menus that you should chose your starters, main course and desert out of that fix menus. They are serving previously prepared foods according to your choice. Thus makes the service really nice and quick but the... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

love the jazz music played on the background instead of Live Turkish singer. They gave us a window seat and we paid 20 TL extra but there is nothing to see actually because of the guardrails outside. between they have two menu, Exceptional which has more sea food and optional menu with price tag 145 TL per person. You can... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very good experience if you can spare the money. They take you on a water taxi to the Maiden's tower, which is a must-see attraction in its own right, and you can explore it (mostly after the meal) the way you want, at night. Expect nice night views, and the tower itself as lots of informative panels, informing you about... More 

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

So romantic and private restaurant. :) The view from top of the tower was so beautiful!! Turkish style French food was awesome!! :)

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The venue itself is stunning - great views of the city and very cool that dinner includes a private water taxi to take you there and back. The restaurant obviously plays on the fact that you come for the location. The food is decent but a bit overpriced. Wonderful atmosphere though, particularly the little bar at the top of the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A special occasion for my wife´s birthday. Race against time to meet the boat to take us to the restaurant with unexpected heavy traffic. Boat travel time 10 minutes and the location is amazing. Perfect for a great and very different experience. So let´s start with a glass of champagne each. Oh sorry, we only sell by the bottle. OK... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went here as recommended by my hotel. It is a bit of a mission to get to having to catch ferries and trains (from where I was in taksim square) and then have to wait for a boat to go directly to the restaurant but the actual island and building was lovely. The food and service was very over... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

First of all you can't drive or take a tram here, you must go by water taxi. Once inside the interior is unbelievable. The menu is something dreams are made of, and of course the view is the very best in Istanbul, you are dining right in the middle of the Bosporus.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I like most food, but this place was the pits! Quite expensive. Lovely setting. But the food was something I'd hesitate to feed my dog. Check out the site, by all means, but do not have dinner here. Please!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 100
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar, Café, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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