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Xheko Imperial Restaurant (aka the Carlsberg)

Str. Ibrahim Rugova , Close to Academy of Arts Tirana | Xheko Imperial Hotel, Tirana, Albania
+355 4 225 9574
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Ranked #74 of 331 Restaurants in Tirana
Cuisines: International, Albanian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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218 reviews 218 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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

Pristina, Kosovo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Xheko Imperial restaurant appears as a decent place upon entering it, but your impression could be completely different on your way out. Rarely have I witnessed such rude and mean service, plus they overcharged us. We were a party of six, three couples more precisely, out for dinner and drinks. We had no reservation and therefore did not complain about... More

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

Dear Mr. Leka, We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments about your experience with us. I can assure you that both positive and negative feedback is highly appreciated, as it shows us where we need to improve. I have raised your concern with our Food and Beverage Manager and we apologise for not fully meeting your expectations... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is a very beatyful place one of the best in tirana and a really exellent service in everything! i enjoyed really! also the food was really tasty and cool!

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

Dear Genc, We would like to thank you for your positive feedback and would like to thank you for choosing our hotel and restaurant everytime you come in Tirana/Albania. Looking forward to welcome you again! Best regards, More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just an amazing place to be in the center of town, but at the same time away from all the noise and traffic. Wonderful atmosphere, great food, very friendly service. The terrace was an excellent place to enjoy a great glass of wine and beautiful live music.

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

Dear Ani, We would like to thank you for the positive feedback regarding the atmosphere, food and service. We are so glad to read that you have enjoyed your meal on the rooftop terrace. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Wonderful service and food. Lovely location. Shame about the smoking but it's Albania. Otherwise we can't fault it. Both left happy and full. This was value for money..... compared to London.

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

Dear Leda, We would like to thank you for choosing our restaurant for dinner and we appreciate your positive feedback. We look forward to hopefully welcome you also at the bar/restaurant on the rooftop terrace. Best Regards, More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

What a wonderful experience at Xheko Hotel in Albania. The accommodation was superb and food outstanding. So much variety. The atmosphere is very unique and quite relaxing. The location is perfect. It's centrally located and close to all the main attractions. It's a big establishment and yet it felt like I was visiting family, staff was very helpful and accommodating.... More

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

Dear Mr. Steve, We would like to thank you for visiting our hotel and taking time to write a feedback about our hotel. We appreciate your positive comments and are looking forward to welcome you again. Best regards, More

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