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Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg)

International, Albanian
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Albania/Tirane St: Ibrahim Rugova | Xheko Imperial Hotel, Tirana, Albania
04 225 9574
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Hotel Xheko Imperial is located in Blloku area, close to the artificial...
Hotel Xheko Imperial is located in Blloku area, close to the artificial lake of Tirana. There are 29 rooms including 15 unique suites which hold different names. The Winter restaurant in located on the 2nd floor and serves International cuisine while the summer bar/restaurant is located on roof top terrace and offers a panoramic view of Tirana. Both restaurant kitchens are with see through windows, so you can see kitchen staff preparing the meal.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect for a warm evening

The environment is perfect a warm evening. View of Dajti mountain and part of the city. Food is average but if you order a selection of starter they are good and plenty so wait to order more until you have finished all. Good Amarone wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
BredoErichsen
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Tirana, Albania
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tirana, Albania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The environment is perfect a warm evening. View of Dajti mountain and part of the city. Food is average but if you order a selection of starter they are good and plenty so wait to order more until you have finished all. Good Amarone wine.

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear BredoErichsen, We would like to thank you for your positive review about toproof restaurant. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best regards, More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Food was nice but nothing spectacular, also pretty expensive. Atmosphere is what it counts! Will come again, but to have a drink.

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear Atom R, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about the atmosphere in the rooftop terrace. We appreciate your positive review and looking forward to welcome you again. Best regards, More 

Cassano d'Adda, Italy
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been here for a business dinner I explicitely asked for Albanian typical cousines and I did enjoy the quality of the dishes, the courtesy of the personnel. The place itself is enchanting Price in line with the quality

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear Mario V, We would like to thank you for taking your time to write a positive feedback about our restaurant, food and service. Thank you also for choosing our restaurant and hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best Regards, More 

Trento
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful and elegant restaurant on a terrace with a view on Tirana Downtown. Very good choice of international and local dishes and wines.

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking your outstanding review about our rooftop restaurant. We hope to welcome you again at Xheko imperial Hotel best regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I tasted sea food risotto and it's the best I've ever tasted in Tirana! And also the waiters are really friendly and professional, you definitely must go there for a dinner with your friends or your family!

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear Özlem K, We would like to thank you for your positive review regarding the food and service. We appreciate that you took the time to share your comments and hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best Regards, More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great food,good service and normal prices.Amazing roof-top terrace setting.The restaurant has soft live entertainment.

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear Ivan J, Thank you for the outstanding TripAdvisor review. Your gracious comments certainly made our day. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back at xheko Imperial Hotel in the future. Best Regards, More 

Paris, France
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent locaton in central Tirana, close to the Sheraton (less than 10 minuntes walk) Tirana is hot in summer and such a rooftop is welcome. The food was good with local and international food and wine. Staff very helpful and friendly. Pleasant atmosphere, the restaurant was full when we were there, mix of affluent locals and international travelers in a... More 

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear francismh, Thank you for taking the time to review our Rooftop Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We appreciate your comments and observations, and we hope to welcome you back at Xheko Imeprial Hotel. Best Regards, More 

Tirana, Albania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place looks great and it's a very nice venue for cocktails and such. Every time I've been there they have had live music playing and generally it's a nice atmosphere to spend a late afternoon. However, the food there is not what it's expected at all. The menu is quite simple, with a couple of things on the menu... More 

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear eldalauka, We would like to thank you for your review of your recent experience at our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you like our venu, the atmosphere and the bar. We’re very sorry that you did not have good experience regarding the food even though we do our best to make sure all of our guests are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have travelled in many countries in my entire life and i have never never tasted such terrible food in my entire life. They pretend to be an up-scale restaurant but seriously, i can cook better. Its not the first time i get disappointed from this hotel but i though i would give it another try since i live in... More 

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Naples
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful rooftop restaurant overlooking central Tirana. Outstanding seafood and great ambiance. We had a group of seven people and we ate a very large lunch for about 60 euros. The seafood appetizer with octopus, salmon and shrimp is really incredible. The mixed seafood grilled for an entree has a large variety of both fish and shellfish.

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Xheko, General Manager at Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg), responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review about our restaurant and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance on our roof top bar/restaurant. Looking forward to welcome you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Albania/Tirane St: Ibrahim Rugova | Xheko Imperial Hotel, Tirana, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Tirana
  • Phone Number: 04 225 9574

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Albanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Hotel Xheko Imperial is located in Blloku area, close to the artificial lake of Tirana. There are 29 rooms including 15 unique suites which hold different names. The Winter restaurant in located on the 2nd floor and serves International cuisine while the summer bar/restaurant is located on roof top terrace and offers a panoramic view of Tirana. Both restaurant kitchens are with see through windows, so you can see kitchen staff preparing the meal.

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