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“Great view, good food and music but quite pricey!”
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Sunset Grill & Bar
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Ranked #119 of 13,529 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $85
Cuisines: Japanese, Turkish
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great view, good food and music but quite pricey!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The view is really good and this what you pay for.
We went there around 22:00 so it was not day and the view with all the lights was amazing.

The food was good but nothing special...
You would expect it to have some more innovative flavours but apart from that it was alright.

Prices are a bit high... We had two starters, two mains and two bottles of wine and we paid around 200 pounds.

Service was not bad but I wasn't impressed considering the "class" of this restaurant.

Last, it is approximately 20 minutes drive from Taksim and if you go by taxi from there it is around 25 Turkish Lira.

It is recommended to make a reservation as it is always busy especially in the night.

All in all, it is a romantic restaurant with nice view and good food.

Thank --Rom--210--
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice view but average food”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to the Sunset Grill and bar with mixed feelings. We had read many mixed reviews and where not sure if this would have been the right place. We got two waiters waiting on us which felt like being in two different restaurants. One really friendly and helpful, the other one really bad-mannered and unfriendly. Incredible how that can work. The restaurant is very romantic, with romantic music and romantic settings. The view is really nice if you get a good table. The food is definitely overpriced and really average as mentioned in previous reviews. I would only recommend this place if you go for the settings.

Visited May 2014
Thank Master1
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The return visit confirmed our memories”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was our second visit to this restaurant the last being in 2007. If you are lucky enough to be in Istanbul please put this on your list. The location is superb, the service is great, the views are wonderful all backed up with super food. Don't visit Istanbul without a dinner at this lovely venue.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Conrad S
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“22ND TO 26TH MAY 2014”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

omg what a pleasant return visit to this wonderful restaurant. even better then the last time. from the moment you enter you feel proud to be walking in the long hallway like the hall of fame walk way. as always you will be greeted by wonderful smiling ladies welcoming you. in particular a lady by the name of ildico, she is always smiling as ever very happy to greet and assist you in your requirements.
you can go for a drink in the lovely bar area whilst your table is being prepared. the manager of the restaurant the chap with the glasses will always makes sure your going to enjoy your special evening.

if you have not been to this place and fancy dressing the part and having an elegant evening out then you must wine and dine here on your next trip.
try and book in advance if you can, but staff will help you find a table somewhere in the restaurant but don't worry you can still see the inedible view over the bosphorus wherever your sat.

thanks to alll the staff for being so kind and helpful

see you all sooon.
kash from london

  • Visited May 2014
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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing view -- food is okay”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went there on a Thursday night and it was very busy. We had reserved/insisted on a table outdoors next to the edge with a view, but we were stuck with a table in the interior. Service was okay, nothing amazing. This is a trendy spot, and it can get a bit loud. Lots of large groups celebrating events or corporate/business functions. Food was fine, but nothing amazing. You pay for the view and trendy ambiance, not the food per say. Tip: I would insist on a table outdoors at the very edge with a view. Otherwise I'm not sure if it's worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Shawn1990
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