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“Million Dollar view, Two a Dollar meal”
Review of Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill & Bar
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Ranked #112 of 13,979 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $77
Cuisines: Japanese, Turkish
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Friends recommended this restaurant . The view did not disappoint. We were seated at a table by the window overlooking the bospherus Sea, after we requested this. Cool bar design and restaurant is beautiful.
Unfortunately that's where the good things ended. Waited 15 minutes for menus, finally getting them after complaining to the manager. Food was overpriced , bland and freezing cold. Vegetables served cold and after I requested the waiter change the vegetable side plate he brought the same back just as cold. By this time we had enough and wanted to go.
Shame because if this restaurant got its food right it would be a most memorable establishment.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

No host to greet us upon arrival ended up wandering around the place until we approached a waiter. After that it took about 10 mins to bring us menues. It was not very busy otherwise i can understand. We ordered the pan fried foi gras which was very good. We also had the baked duck and salmon which were both not bad but not exceptional at all. The duck was very dry and there was only a small risotto side so we ordered a side of vegetables which came out tasting like it was microwaved in butter (the center was still cold). I dont mind paying a little extra for good quality and service but this was neither.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

amazing view little tricky to find. food is over priced but go to the bar section, service is spendid.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

i have booked this restaurant 2 weeks in advance with the occasion of the my bf's bday, requiring a nice table by the window and a chocolate cake

when we arrived they gave us a very bad table and i asked for the window, they said its fully booked
i went to the manager and had to argue with her that i had a confirmation for the window table
we got it in the end althiught a corner one which has a broken window, i also double checked about the cake just in case which i think they forgot as she asked me about profiterole cake :)

the food was indeed very good, i had sea bass which was great and we had duck spring rolls which were also amazing, my bf has mix sea food plate which was also good

in the end the waiter comes to my bf and tell him that the cake will arrive shortly :) i thought i'm gonna kill him!!

we did have a great night but not thanks to the service :) the views is nice but Raika is much better, located on the 20th floor where u can see 360 of istanbul

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Thank Olitza B
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Every time I'm In Istanbul, I visit this restaurant, food, view, service, everything is just great... I prefer it during the summer, everything I ate there was always delicious, from sushi to fois gras, to any choice of white fish, just great

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Thank tami09
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