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“Simply amazing. There are no words....”
Review of Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill & Bar
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Ranked #108 of 13,488 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $84
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Cannes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply amazing. There are no words....”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

I went to Sunset with my friends about two weeks ago. I have to say that it was one of my best most spectacular experiences. We had such a great time. The view was amazing , the food and the ambiance was very carefully adjusted and the sushi especially tasted great. Some might think its too expensive but with the view food and service I'm sure you'll see that it is totally worth it. Probably the best restaurant I have ever been to... A very classy and hip place which entertains all kinds of people. Oh and before I forget if you're planing on going be sure to look thoroughly to the wine list because my friend who is a somelliers at another restaurant was simply amazed by the choice and quality of it.. Anyways we all highly recommend it. Hope this review was helpful :)))

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great New Year Experience and the View was Spectacular”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We celebrated New Year's Eve at Sunset upon a friends recommendation, the initial price was expensive at over 200 Euros for the full experience which included dinner and all drinks but i think this was worth it overall.

We had a set menu which was excellent, the wine we were given as part of the package was good, we enjoyed each course which were well presented and of a decent quality. The service was good and attentive, they were helpful with my girlfriends dietary needs and able to accommodate these. We finished the meal and moved in to the bar where the selection of drinks on offer with the package was excellent with only Champagne and Cognac missing which i don't drink that was fine.

Our friends joined us for drinks before the bells at New Year and we had a great time partying till the early hours!

The crowd in here looked to be pretty lively and i would say some of the more wealthy in Istanbul, the drinks normal prices are expensive for Istanbul but reasonable coming from London and you must pay for the view which is fantastic.

When back in Istanbul i would definitely visit again maybe during the day to appreciate the view then.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Amazing”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Delicious food with a beautiful view”
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.

  • Visited January 2014
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Milan, Italy
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“"Must be" restaurant in Istanbul... quite expensive”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
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