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“Turkish fish specialities overlooking the Bosphorus” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rigel Restaurant

Rigel Restaurant
Kuleli Cad. No 55, Istanbul, Turkey (Bosphorus)
902163210362
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Ranked #1,105 of 11,078 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bosphorus
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Turkish fish specialities overlooking the Bosphorus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Rigel is beautifully situated, right on the banks of the Bosphorus, boasting a great view over Istanbul with a number of tables located outside. Rigel serves a wide variety of Turkish seafood specialities cooked to perfection. You certainly don't leave this place hungry!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Location and view is great but that's they have”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

10 of us Had dinner last night.. The view is great....location is fantastic. service is good but the quality of the food is 2/10...... Twice I found out hair on the plate and nobody even came for an excuse, they have just change the plate.... white cheese and pickkled tunny (lakerda ) was ok
kidney bean ( börülce ) way above considering their competetions. Eggplant was so so . octopus ( ahtapot ) was overcooked and was too chewy... The price is very high... besides the mezes, we had only calamares and octopus + dessert and total of 2 big bottle of raki and paid approx. TL 150.- per person eventough we did not have any maincourse/fish at all...... I would not recommend teh restaurant not because of undeserved bill but only for the quality of the food and also seeing hair on my table twice and no even excuses at all

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner with the perfect view :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This restaurant specialized in fish and seafood is located on the Asian side and has an amazing view on the Bosphorus. Service is excellent and so is the quality of the food. Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful Business Dinner with new Turk friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were steered here by our new friends for a delish seafood dinner - great service, wonderful apps and the local fresh fish was delectable, although it was still early in the season for this particular fish and therefore on the small side...beautifully grilled and mildly seasoned. The wine was ample and we finished with an ice cream baklava dessert that was devine and decadant. Arriving by boat from the European side was fun too!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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135 restaurant reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Perfect view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This restaurant is just on the Bosphoros with a perfect view . Delicious starters and wide variety of fresh fishes . It is located in Asian side of Istanbul and recommended to go if you are already on that side. Prices are moderate .

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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