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Maiden's Tower

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Bar, Coffee Shop, Barbecue, Bistro
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 4747
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 108
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    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
On the middle of Boshporus

If you are a foreign visitor, you must visit this small castle. History of this structure is interesting. You can use boats hourly departing from Kabatas. View of the tower is nice. If you are lucky, you can see dolphins. We were. But I don't have any idea about the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
LycianUA
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Ankara, Turkey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Ankara, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are a foreign visitor, you must visit this small castle. History of this structure is interesting. You can use boats hourly departing from Kabatas. View of the tower is nice. If you are lucky, you can see dolphins. We were. But I don't have any idea about the restaurant.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are in Istanbul, it is well worth the time to visit this island in the middle of the Bosphorus to enjoy the fantastic views and good food. It is a bit expensive but, in my opinion, worth it as the views are fantastic. You can take a free shuttle boat from either side of Istanbul. The restaurant, itself,... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I missed the memo that this is a romantic restaurant and focused on eating dinner between Asia and Europe. I went with two of my friends and we were the ones in the restaurant that were not couples. Overall, the experience was wonderful and unique. The food was average (except for the smoked salmon tower) and VERY overpriced. However, to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our concierge booked this for us and arranged for the taxi to take us to the right spot. The private boat was located among other boats but there were plenty of people to ask that got us to the right one. The island has a lot of history and folklore surrounding and is for couples. We saw a marriage proposal... More 

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You must travel by boat to reach this island restaurant! A Charming venue, that actually serves fine Turkish wine.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Following a recommendation from a friend we booked dinner here for our last night stay in Istanbul and it was a delightful treat! The setting made it kind of magical. We were picked up by private boat and were immediately made aware by those on board that this was a venue mainly for couples having a romantic evening together. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant has a really unique location, namely in the intersection of the Bosphorus where the two continents of Asia and Europe meet. We went there for a late breakfast and enjoyed the magical views over the river, but they have good meals at all times of the day.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi) is an iconic and historic monument to fine dining in Istanbul. The restaurant is located in a tower on a small island in the middle of the Bosphorus, with views of the European and Asian parts of Istanbul on either side. It really is a must to dine in this fascinating location, particularly in the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

İts severel time i been there . it has a teras wiev is a just lovely . on the teras have smoll cafe its not realy expensive beer coffe tea is very good . İ will defenatly go back for the relax

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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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: Bar, Coffee Shop, Barbecue, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

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