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Tugra Restaurant

#68 of 11,654 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Ciragan Cad. Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul No. 32 Ciragan, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
+90 212 326 4646
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to Tugra for diner and could make it thanks to their email reservation system. The location of the restaurant is unique as it feels like being in a real palace. The view from the terrace on the Bosphorus is nice addition. Service is great and professional which I didn't find in many places in Turkey. I tried the... More 

Thank CharlesBen78
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We reached on cosy night of 23rd may, it was very clean and classy place with wonderful presentation of complimentary starters and then main course. Loved the service but view of the sea was not that charming, very average view and small menu made our choices narrow, over all fair experience!

Thank Zain S
Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a magnificent dining experience, amazing food , amazing place and a 5 star service. It is one of those places which makes you feel valued. If you got a special occasion like a romantic dinner , this place would be the choice. Surprisingly the prices are great to all what you get there.

1 Thank Zakariya M
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Çırağan Palace hotel, this restaurant is not a typical hotel restaurant. Their goal is to have their guests experience luxurious Turkish cuisine in fine surroundings with impeccable service. I had the İskilip Dolma which was absolutely delicious. This is how it is described on the menu: "Braised beef entrecote cooked in cupper pot with garden vegetables, roasted shallots... More 

1 Thank Nellie F
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Again recommend by our hotel this authentic ottoman food restaurant . The hostess quite rude and unprofessional for a restaurant of this standard however the food made up for our bad experience. My wife ordered Mehir Soup their traditional beef soup followed a trio of lamb, beef and grilled chicken not very nice so do avoid. My starter was their... More 

3 Thank AsadullahKazmi
Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Our dinner in this restaurant was memorable. I recommend booking ahead to get a table with view to the Bosphorus. The place is stunning, the menu is super interesting and they served you like if you were a sultan. The prices are bit higher than most restaurants in Turkey but totally worth every penny.

1 Thank rosebuds007
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

No doubt one of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul. Great food, amazing ambience - very romantic setting. Brilliant views over the Bosphorus. The service is just fantastic - waiters are very attentive, make you feel like royalty. The chicken topkapi main was 👌🏽and we had the chocolate pudding for dessert. Highly recommend. Decent price for what you're experiencing.

1 Thank Rathi974
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Luxury restaurant ,nice sea view ,old palace with excellent staff make you feel very special,Göksel as our host was great

1 Thank kiffayaalsaffar
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I have been meaning to write my review for sometime, not only to tell you what a wonderful experience I had, but to recognise all the people that work hard to make it memorable for you, most of all Goksel. If you want to experience rich Ottoman cuisine and experience the luxuries of the Sultans then visiting Tugra will offer... More 

2 Thank MrsImpero
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place is really something very special and romantic. Went here with my wife to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Was a great dining experience, loved the classical Turkish music, loved the setting of the place and the ornate Turkish columns overlooking the water.

Thank Andrewsalem75

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Restaurant Details

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European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
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View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ciragan Cad. Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul No. 32 Ciragan, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 326 4646
The ultimate Ottoman dining experience in Istanbul.

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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