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

Rigel Restaurant
Ranked #748 of 13,493 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Uskudar
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Turkish fish specialities overlooking the Bosphorus”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

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
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Thank Stiris
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Location and view is great but that's they have”
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
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2 Thank gulnldg
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Budapest
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner with the perfect view :)”
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
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1 Thank FrancyBudapest
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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful Business Dinner with new Turk friends”
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
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Thank payan_too
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Istanbul, Turkey
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328 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Perfect view”
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
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Thank TMERIC
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