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Sunset Grill & Bar

#103 of 11,843 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Kurucesme Mahallesi Yol Sokak No:2 | Ulus, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
+90 212 287 0357
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18:00 - 12:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classy people, nice vibe, amazing views and great food. What more would you hope for. Definitely a movers and shakers place. Many of the "who's who" of a Istanbul can be seen dining or in the lounge enjoying a drink and cigar. Staff is good, nice part is they remember you. Service improves on each visit. Food quality is very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, good service, good food & wine. Enjoyed my visit very much. Poeple dining here are usually well dressed!

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Paris, France
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant Foods is nice Service is really professional Music is quite louder and restaurant quite noisy To avoid for romantic diner But view is great Nice list of turkish wines

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Oslo, Norway
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Food is classical decorated.. Starters was moore moore tasty than main court.. Atmosphere by night is cool.. You CAn continue with drinks .. They threat guests different .. We was Some younger than normally . They gave us a table far away from public.. We felt a little forgotten

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you were lucky by nice table reservation you will see the all the beauty of Istanbul just right there. such a classy restaurant with the scent of Istanbul and great bite specially the "Begendili Kebab" will add memories to your trip

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west coast
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The food was this time exceptional . The service is always amazing . We pretty much had one or two waiters assigned to our table only . The attention to details exceeds août expectations. The view is breathtaking as usual . It is most definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Istanbul for the last 7 years . Thank you... More 

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Sunset Grill Ba... I, Director of Sales at Sunset Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Dear solotraveler36, How delightful to read your review about our restaurant! Thank you very much for your kind words. It was our sincere pleasure to serve you. As being a team in Sunset, our first goal is to serve and host our customers in world standards and make them leave satisfied from our services. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Sunset for me is one of the best places in istanbul! I know that many people are afraid to go out but if you live once you don't care! So I decided to go out at Saturday night ! Amazing place and breathtaking view..

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Sunset Grill Ba... I, Director of Sales at Sunset Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Andreas A, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire team at Sunset Grill & Bar for selecting to dine with us and for your beuatiful words to describe your experience. It was our sincere pleasure to serve you and your support is extremely important for us. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Athens, Greece
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

With fantastic views over Bosporus, excellent music, gourmet food and the right atmosphere it is a perfect place for a celebration or a special event when in Istanbul. Sunset is not an is not an inexpensive place to go but still it is one of my favourites when I visit Istanbul. The place in the winter is divided to 2... More 

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Sunset Grill Ba... I, Director of Sales at Sunset Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeSemertzakis, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire team at Sunset Grill & Bar for selecting to dine with us. It was our sincere pleasure to serve you and we are delighted that location, view, food, wine, ambiance and our service made your evening pleasant. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty upscale restaurant perched on an Ulus hill with an amazing view. The food and the wine menu are perfect. The quality is reflected on the prices, it's a pretty expensive place. The majority of the tables around us were business teams like us. Great place!

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Sunset Grill Ba... I, Director of Sales at Sunset Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Dear D S, Thank you very much for your kind words about Sunset Grill & Bar, we hope to see you again and again in near future. Kind regards, Zeynep Keleş More 

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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

One of my best in town since more than 20 years. We are like family with the owner and all crew, thus I might not be pure objective. Therefore I dont write about the food, the service etc. Just go and try, if you are not satisfied, you blame even can swear to me :)

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Sunset Grill Ba... I, Director of Sales at Sunset Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Dear kocatas, We would like to thank you very much for having taken the time to share your impressions and recommendations about our restaurant on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to hear that your admiration and kind words about the ambiance, the food and our service. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 82
Cuisine
Japanese, Mediterranean, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 12:00
Monday
18:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurucesme Mahallesi Yol Sokak No:2 | Ulus, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 287 0357
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.

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
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 neighbourhood 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 frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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