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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: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 13
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  • 18
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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
Unique setting great views

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
NikkiChang2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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46 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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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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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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

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