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Sunset Grill & Bar

Kurucesme Mahallesi Yol Sokak No:2 | Ulus, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
+90 212 287 03 57
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Kurucesme Mahallesi Yol Sokak No:2 | Ulus, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you just want a view then this restaurant is great. The food and service are fairly good too and the choice of food was great (sushi, pasta, grill, international, Turkish). However, what let this place down was the price. Of course you expect to...More

2  Thank LondonBurl
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I came here for my wife's birthday. Ambiance is nice - food was good but overpriced. Wine prices totally out of control. There are better places to visit - especially in this wonderful country....

2  Thank Jonathanm590125
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Amazing location with an equal amazing view. less than average food and less than average service. Drinks and food are over priced

2  Thank ionat73
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is amazing for a view- you can see the whole Istanbul pretty much including the beautiful Bosphorous Bridge. However, the quality of food was so-so; for starters the waiter took the wrong order, and fois gras came but not the one we wanted....More

3  Thank Chantal W
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We booked in advance but still got a table without a view (which was the only reason for going there in first place). The food was just average, nothing special at all but it was very expensive, even compared to London restaurants. I would not...More

1  Thank SSHLondon
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Book in advance as it is always crowded and get yourself a taxi keeping in mind that if you travel from Sultanahmet it will take you about 2 hours to get there through the traffic jams! But its a 100% worth going to it!

Thank Alexey R
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Spectacular view. Nicely designed space. Good service although somewhat humourless. Very mediocre food. At these prices we also expect fine dining. It wasn't. Such a letdown after finding so much great food in Istanbul.

Thank AlphaV24
Reviewed May 3, 2014

They say one pays for the view and here one certainly does. The view over the Bosphorus is amazing with the bridge lit up The bar is expensive - a martini was 59TL They gave is a table that was in a walk way and...More

Thank PeterL42
Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is one of the trendy restaurants in Istanbul, where the food is just regular, wine is sold by too high prices for any standards and the waiters believe they are making a big favor to you when serving you. Was much better a few...More

Thank sergio a
Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is extraordinary, but I recommend it better in good weather and in the terrace. Very good food, pretty expensive, good treatment from the staff. At night, inside, it was totally full, thus very very noisy. Even so it is worth going

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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 neighborhood 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
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August 19, 2017|
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Response from A F | Reviewed this property |
I wont take my child there. Not much for children
July 5, 2015|
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Response from Sunset Grill Ba... I | Property representative |
Dear mano0li, It is coreect that we are located at the Ulus Park but you cannot reach the restaurant from the main entrance of the park, you would need to round the park for our entrance.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurucesme Mahallesi Yol Sokak No:2 | Ulus, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighborhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 287 03 57
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Open since 1994, Sunset is one of the leading fine dining restaurant in Istanbul.Located on a hilltop in Ulus Park in the European side Istanbul, the restaurant has a spectacular view of the Bosphorus and the Bosphorus Bridge and overlooking to Asian shoreline. Sunset has a longstanding reputation of excellent cuisine and impeccable service. The menu includes a vast selection of specialties from Mediterranean & Turkish cuisine and a Sushi Bar was added in 2000. Additionally, in 2006 internationally acclaimed Japanese Master Chef Hiroki Takemura joined Sunset Grill&Bar and his menu includes selections from "New Japanese Cuisine". Besides being a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs since 1999, Sunset is the recipient of many international and domestic awards. In 2002 and 2009, Sunset was selected among the best restaurants in Europe by the Zagat Survey and was selected the best restaurant in Istanbul in 2004 by Time Out Istanbul. Also, in 1998, Sunset was invited to make a presentation at the James Beard Foundation. Sunset Grill&Bar Wine Cellar Besides offering an exceptional dining experience for our customers, comprised of Turkish and International culinary aficionados , we introduced a new concept to diners in Istanbul: some of the most valuable and rarest wines from around the world are available at Sunset Grill&Bar since 2004. Our stellar wine cellar includes everything from Petrus to La Tache, Chateau Latour to Sassiccaia, and Opus One to Chateau d'Yquem - all considered some of the finest wines in the world. Since 2012, Sunset Grill&Bar is being rewarded with "Best of Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator and is the first restaurant in Turkey to receive this award. Also in 2014, Sunset Grill&Bar is rewarded by The World of Fine Wine's Best Wine List Awards.
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