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Galata Tower


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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All reviews lamb kebab great view helicopter simulator long wait taksim square elevator
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service - they took my coffee before it was finished! Not recommended place for the service! Only for the view.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank razvanmihaii2018
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Very impressive and preserved historical texture. The people around it watch this servant in an affected way. The nearby bars were also really good.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank a_anst
Reviewed 29 November 2018

My spouse and I decided to visit the tower when we noticed there was no line early in the morning. I'm glad we saw it but I would not have lined up for this. It's a really nice view. If you go, take the stairs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank killercaribou
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

The view from the Galata tower is great. The entire city is visible from the top. But the queue to go up is very long... While getting the ticket an option of the helicopter simulator is given-very bad experience...the screen is blur and it's so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dhruv1986
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a historical building and the food was better than expected. Service was average but the way they ask for tips is horrible. Food: ordered two cold starters, eggplant and vine leaf, also two main dishes, manti and grilled seabass. Not bad food. When paying...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank victort242
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Great experience. Vies from the top are so worth it. Try to go early morning before 10 am. to skip the huge ques that forms later.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SwissCottage1
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Staying next door to the tower so took advantage of an early morning visit. No queue at 1030am. By 5pm-7pm seemed to be massive snaking queue- and with only 2 lifts and limited space on the viewing platform prepare for long wait. View spectacular. A...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IanGordon1959
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The location is what is special about the restaurant. The food is good but I was expecting more once, it was told to me, this restaurant was supposed to be one of the best in Istambul. They do not serve Alcohol, what is not a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bruno M
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The view was very good. The food was not so awesome. We ordered two drinks fermented grape juice and cranberry juice. Both tasted and looked nearly the same. The Turkish ravioli was OK but the yogurt sauce was too sour for us. The bread was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MrsjacobGeorge
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Its not the best, pretty bad selection and they don't meet any special dietary requirements. Such as lactose intolerence etc.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sepantasadafi
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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25 April 2016|
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Response from ahmeds904 | Reviewed this property |
Dear sorry for the delay I can’t remember the entrance fee , its allowed to be outside as you wish , the dinner ifs perfect and they use to add flag of your table and sing one of the songs from your home country
28 June 2015|
Response from CliffS223 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can make a reservation on line. The phone number is below. One thing to note - you cannot use a credit card for entrance to the tower. It is cash only. Smart Traveller Fact: Enjoy a unique dining... More
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