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Review of Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill & Bar
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Ranked #219 of 14,394 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $73
Cuisines: Japanese, Turkish
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 January 6, 2014

I have been here for celebrating the New Year eve. Ok, the price was definitely above the everage, but the quality of the place and the event too. When you get something worth for the price, there is nothing to complain about. The view is astonishing...there is no pic that can really reproduce the atmosphere there. The food was really at top level, as well the service, punctual, all the dishes where served warm and without waiting more then the necessary, despite the more then 500 people that attended the event. Everything is top class at Sunset...it will make your night a memory.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had dinner at Sunset on Jan 1st. The restaurant is beautifully set, with an amazing view. We shared starters of sushi, salmon tartare, and grilled spicy octopus and they were all very good. Mains we tried the baked veal and risotto, the duck with risotto, and beef in ginger sauce, then we had the chocolate soufflé and pumpkin cheesecake, and everything was excellent. The only comment perhaps was that the main courses took a long time to come. The restaurant is expensive as well, but definitely a place to go to in istanbul.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had dinner at Sunset 30+ times.. it is a fabolous place, definitely must be for the great view on the Bosphorous. Particularly suggested during spring-summer. The food is very various and overall outstanding, service is professional and friendly. They know to be one of the best locations in Istanbul..thus expect prices accordingly (in particular for wines). Great idea to couple the restaurant with a small lounge bar for pre/post dinner. Tourist trap? Definitely not, there are tourists for sure..as much as many locals and business meetings.

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1  Thank Giovanni L
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

the food tasted and looked like airline food and was disgusting, the atmosphere was terrible as the waiters kept dropping dishes and shattering glass all over the floor next to peoples tables! do not go here it is a major rip off!

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3  Thank UGReview
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very expensive with heavy push from waiters to buy more expensive items/drinks. The smoking section is adjacent to the non-smoking area, with a thin glass wall between that seeps smoke through the doors and over the top. They will not reseat you even if you request to be further away from the smokers.

Views are, indeed, amazing, but only if you are at the window. The restaurant is huge, so most tables are a long way form the views. Staff impossible to flag down once the main courses have been brought. Food was decent, but not worth the prices charged.

Cannot recommend.

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