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“Slow but quite tasty”
Review of Topkapi

Topkapi
Ranked #1,021 of 1,266 Restaurants in The Hague
Price range: US$22 - US$45
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome at TOPKAPI SENSE RESTAURANT “ The treasury room " of the Mediterranean Sea. Topkapi Sense Restaurant Scheveningen is the treasury room of all countries around the Mediterranean Sea with Arab & Turkish influences. As the name implies, al your senses will be tickled. You will taste the kitchens of Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. Our chefs de cuisine are assisted by several ladies who originate from the above mentioned countries.
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Slow but quite tasty”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The food was quite tasty - We ordered the all you can eat tapas buffet. After being shown our table, we were not served for the first 15 minutes and it wasn't until we stopped a passing waiter that we got served.

From the tapas I would highly recommend the prawns and falafel with hummus.

The room was dimly lit and as we were sat next to a window, the outside lighting was very bright and shining into our eyes.

While the food was good, parking in the area is very expensive. It costs €0.60 per 15 minutes in the local car parks making it difficult to travel to by car.

  • Visited October 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Food was average and service could have been better”
Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

Went there with a friend on a Wednesday evening. Not many people around. The place was dimly lit except the tables. There's a stage and dancing floor but that area was dark, lights off. The place was cosy but lack ambience. The service was slow. Took a while to get our 1st course, maybe 15-20 minutes. Our main course took longer. They kept asking us if we want more drinks but we drank slowly to prevent ourselves from getting full. The main course was lukewarm & disappointing. Not tasty or delicious. We didn't finish our meals & we packed it home (where I added more seasonings to make them more tasty!). Will not go back there again.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Helenz M
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An absolute treasure!”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Unexpected authentic middle-eastern restaurant, club, shisha, mezze multi-purpose venue with events, and live music, warm hospitality and atmosphere - in an exclusive area next to the North Sea strand and beach, beside the exclusive Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel. Great hospitality, well run, dynamic, lively - full of verve and interest. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Thank ShireenSouboura
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“why did I not check Trip advisor reviews ?”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

My wife, friends and I were looking for a place to dine at the beach and this seemed tempting as it appeared to be frequented by the natives (Arab and Turk looking clientele)... Turns out there weren't there for food and service... May be dancing, which was quite lively even for Saturday night... The service as not good: the head waiter wasn't very welcoming or accomodating, the main course took ages (1.5 hours to arrive). Wasn't worth the wait, as doner and chicken meat was simply not tasty. Amazing, considering even the cheapest of Turkish places tend to produce a decent kebab. Not that one (cost 40 Euros per head and we didn't even order any alcohol... Will not be back !

  • Visited October 2011
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3 Thank caledonian_nomad
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Unexpectedly Very Dissapointing!”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

We went there with family and a colleague, thinking it will be nice to have Turkish + Mediterrenean food.
Service was poor. They have not come to get our orders for about 15 minutes after being seated. We ordered lahmacun which is some sort of Turkish pizza they call it, but it was not made by the chef there. We know the ones they served can be found in Turkish bakeries for 2 Euros and we had to pay almost 7 Euros for one piece! Sigara Boregi and some eggplant mezze we ordered was not good at all as well. They also cost around 7 Euro each, and it was not worth the price at all! I think the only way this place is still alive is it's location and advertisement they are making. Do not buy the advertisement and the environment. If you are after some good restaurant, this should not be the choice. We went to Kijkduin and there we found another Mediterrenean restuarant named : Marmaris where the food was a lot better. I am also tourist in Den Haag so I am not sure if there are any other better options but this was a bad experience for us and we will not go back!
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  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank PelinG
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