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Maiden's Tower

Turkish, Bar
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 4747
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 6:45 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
8:15 pm - 12:30 am
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

After being recommended from a friends visit in 2015, I booked a special fine dining experience via email before we commenced our recent trip. I could not have been more disappointed. Arriving to find the downstairs packed to over flowing for a corporate function, with loud music and large screens to ensure everyone could see. Upstairs was booked with set... More 

Thank MezzyM00
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The experience of eating on a tiny island between two continents, with the sun setting, Turkish music, and a pleasant meal! What a treat!

Thank JulieWorldTraveller
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Enjoyed dinner here with friends. The setting and the bar at the top are spectacular and afford 360 views along the Bosphorus. The water taxi and service was well planned and efficient but the food was a bit like the catering at a ballroom as in mass produced and lacked any feeling. The lamb chops were served cold

Thank Dominic L
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

There are many tales about Maiden's Tower, you can write about yours while enjoying the view of Bosporus :) Arrange to visit there on sunset if possible!!

Thank Ece L
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My good, what a rush! The waiter expected us to have read the menu at home and when we couldn't decide what to eat in 2 minutes he left clearly annoyed. No help with the wine choice, but what was even worse and even villainous was the fact that the waiter did not bring us the wine we ordered, but... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I was here courtesy of a VIP in Turkey. The Restaurant sits on the bottom of the Maiden Tower. Dinner was superb! Live band performing Turkish music...a lady singing while the waiters serve you your meals. The evening goes by with peaks into the sea. Feel like eating in a fort of sorts. The service and ambiance is perfect for... More 

1 Thank Bertina K
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This restaurant has a unique location in the Bosphorus, but once inside, the small windows mean you could be anywhere. The food was "hotel banquet" quality i.e. not very interesting and not very nice.You have to pay for three courses, and it wasn't cheap, nor was the wine. I can't recommend it for any reason.

4 Thank KiwiGrrl
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband booked dinner at this restaurant for us and a friend. It was the most amazing birthday dinner I had knowing that millions of people have been to this place since many centuries. Perfect spot for a romantic meal The boat journey to the museum makes the whole experience very exciting Food was good. The ambience was great. Tower... More 

1 Thank N K
Nairobi, Kenya
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100 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very expensive boat ride there but once on the island the views are impressive and we enjoyed our lunch.

1 Thank goodthickskirt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Maiden's tower isn't only for enjoying the food, the place itself deserves being there, the feeling of being isolated in the middle of the sea with people you love and trust, I liked the idea there's no WIFI and mobile networks are weak. The food was good and well presented, the staff was nice and friendly, I recommend for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$70 - $100
Turkish, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:45 pm
8:15 pm - 12:30 am
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
9:15 am - 6:45 pm
10:00 am - 6:45 pm
8:15 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighborhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: +90 216 342 4747

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Staying in Uskudar

Neighborhood Profile
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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