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Meet the Chef

In 2007, Somer opened his first restaurant, Efendy, in Sydney’s Balmain. In 2015, Somer co-authored his first cookbook, Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking, with David Dale.Somer opened his second restaurant, Anason, in Sydney’s Barangaroo harbourfront precinct in 2016. As a mark of his success, he is now one of the key judges on the new2018 MasterChef Turkey, a franchise of the international hit show.

Restaurant menu

Chef Somer Sivrioglu
  • Average price $75 Special request
Sesame ring simit
$5
House baked Turkish bread, alto virgin oil, organic molasses
$10
Salad, butter lettuce, young celery, barrel aged feta
$14

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 1273 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Leanne F.
    Leanne F.
    • one review
    10/10

    We love this restaurant so it was great to be back post all the lockdown restrictions and to be able to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was just so good.

  2. Emily And Dane M.
    Emily And Dane M.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Nice food - lovely authentic cuisine

  3. Lucy N.
    Lucy N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food and service, my second outing here and it did not disappoint! Also I love the Turkish wine selection! So tasty and nice to be able to try a different wine region.

  4. Mike F.
    Mike F.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    With a limit if 10 diners we were worried the meal may have been flat with no atmosphere.We were therefore delighted with a great welcome tasty food a d enjoyed spending time with the Anason team who we’re trying really hard in difficult times I would definitely recommend

  5. Nicholas S.
    Nicholas S.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Definitely our favourite restaurant. Never had a single bad dish and as a result normally order more food than needed because I want everything! Staff always friendly and lovely location.

  6. Virginia S.
    Virginia S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    What a wonderful night, we were greeted beautifully and shown to our seats and as it was our anniversary, we received anniversary wishes. The food was sublime we had the degustation menu with the matching wines and it was the right choice for us. The service during our meal was fantastic and the young gentleman who looked after us on the night was very knowledgeable. The gentleman who greeted us was so lovely and it was such a marvelous experience. Especially the sparkler in our desert for our anniversary which was such a special touch. We will definitely be going back to this restaurant.

  7. Sunita H.
    Sunita H.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Food is delicious though a bit on the expensive side for sides such as bread. Charred green beans were the outstanding dish of the day! Would come here again.

  8. Cem P.
    Cem P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Very nice Turkish food with a twist lovely flavours

  9. Victoria H.
    Victoria H.
    • 15 reviews
    7.5/10

    The food was really good and a great choice. We did feel a little rushed when making our food choice as the waiter spent the time stood at our table watching us

  10. Rekha B.
    Rekha B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and cocktails. Wait staff were very helpful in working out what suited . Servings do come out fast so you had to hurry through

  11. Sissy S.
    Sissy S.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Good food but always disappointing service. Been at least 5 times so far but sadly just for the food. Last couple of times had to wait at the front to be seated (with booking or without) for at least 4 minutes without getting approached after staff walking in front of us and seen us. The manager who helped us twice was rude and we had to wave in order to be served and seated. While there were other empty doubles tables he said he couldn't move us towards the front as they were booked, but surprisingly after asking a waitress for the same thing 3 minutes later she was able to do it. You will eat well, although pricey for what it is , especially for mains. But don't expect much from the service

  12. Jenny n.
    Jenny n.
    • 12 reviews
    9/10

    Had their feasting menu. Roasted cauliflower was the standout dish. Would be great for large groups.

  13. KYLIE W.
    KYLIE W.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing

  14. Ionica C.
    Ionica C.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Great atmosphere, good service, and delicious dishes! However, portions were small, especially for the roasted spatchcock chicken. It was entree sized at the price of a main course.

  15. John L.
    John L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous food and service on the now classic Barangaroo waterfront strip. Staff are super courteous and friendly. Innovative Turkish cuisine and consistent high quality.

  16. Brian T.
    Brian T.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Food was on point. I recommend you to come hungry and get the Feast Set Menu. ~$20pp additional upgrade with prawn and chicken spatchcock is def worth it. Asian lad and chocolate waiters are the real MVP. Very attentive staff, thank you :)

  17. Sotiris V.
    Sotiris V.
    • one review
    9/10

    The location and setting are very good. All of the dishes we ordered except one (the veal) we're well presented and tasted great. The service was unfortunately very average and the wait staff did not seem interested in serving you or looking after your needs. However, will probably return for the tasty food and location. Would recommend, but be mindful of the average service quality.

  18. David  R.
    David R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The quality of the food was excellent as was the service. Presentation was well considered and visually appealing. The red wine and cocktail were also first class. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff helped to make this a very enjoyable evening.

  19. ALISON Q.
    ALISON Q.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was better than I remember. Attentive service and excellent cocktails. My date and I left satisfied and not overly full. Our table was well positioned too.

  20. Cynthia C.
    Cynthia C.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Great food, have already been a few times, never disappoint.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Shop 5 23 Barangaroo Avenue, 2000, Barangaroo (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Discover exotic Turkish flavours at Barangaroo

As a child growing up in Istanbul Somer Sivrioglu always wanted to be by the sea. Now, with Anason, located in Barangaroo, his childhood dream has come true. In this waterfront location Sivrioglu and his team of young Turkish chefs deliver a truly authentic Anatolian experience, serving the rich culture, colour, vibrancy and hospitality of Sivrioglu’s home city on a plate - all by the water. Given the setting the menu is more influenced by the sea that his first restaurant, Efendy but it’s part of this restaurant's charm. It’s different to what he’s done before. Modelled on the casual meyhanes and drinking bars of Turkey be transported to Sivrioglu's homeland for a truly wonderful dining experience. Welcoming everyone into his restaurant, not as a diner, but as a guest to his ‘home’, Sivrioglu has a seat at a table waiting for you.

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