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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’s recommendations Somer Sivrioglu

Average price $75 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 1133 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Jorge M.
    • one review

    I liked Anason on a overall picture. The lamb was cooked beautifully but just because I was sat down at the very corner of the outside patio, it got windy and cold very fast. For this days I don´t know if serving it over a hot plate would keep it warm a bit longer, specially if you are sharing and have many dishes to try.

  2. Ed J.
    • 182 reviews

    Love this place, took our friends to show it off and it was the usual fantastic experience. Food is fabulous and the service is unmatched. Don’t miss it.

  3. Maria C.
    • one review

    We were entertaining friends from interstate and thought we'd try something a little different. We were certainly not disappointed. What a fabulous menu. Not a huge choice but definitely something for everyone. Each share plate was amazing with beautiful flavours. Great experience and will certainly be returning

  4. Maria M.
    • one review

    I was visiting Sydney from Melbourne and I absolutely love Anason. Amazing, delicious food. Highly recommend for a beautiful dining experience

  5. Aline M.
    • one review

    My second visit and Impeccable food yet again - friendly service too - only hitch was the guy who tried to take our okra and fava bean dish away before we had finished.

  6. Darko A.
    • one review

    Delicious menu, exceptional service with a personal touch. We are already looking forward to our next visit. My wife and I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It’s a must!

  7. Andrea H.
    • 2 reviews

    This place is incredible and a fantastic selection for vegetarians, beautiful food and views! Highly recommend dips for grazing whilst watching the sunset!

  8. Sandra O.
    • one review

    Seated right next to Barangaroo prep for Melbourne cup. Had workman and machinery right next to us. Could not hear our conversations and area filled with petrol fumes. Poor service to our table throughout No effort made to address it until we complained end of night. We appreciated a discounted bill but would have preferred a relaxing dinner more. This was a scheduled disruption that he restaurant should have managed

  9. April L.
    • one review

    This restaurant was a delight! Our server, Omer, was providing amazing service. The food was absolutely delicious! Only one picky thing I can say is that since the tables are outdoors and it was a windy day, there was some dust on the tables, but this was not a big deal. I would definitely come back to try more dishes!!!!

  10. Steve H.
    • one review

    This is my favourite restaurant in Sydney. Always excellent Turkish food, great menu & the staff are always incedibly helpful , accommodating & generous! I've eaten here 5 or 6 times now & I'll be back for sure!

  11. Melinda H.
    • one review

    The food was great however the waiter was a little too aggressive in suggesting dishes and ignored the ones we said we wanted we had to ask again to order them. Also the other waiter kept removing the dishes before we had finished without asking which was disappointing. I had to ask different waiters twice to put the same dish back within 5 mins. They need to learn to ask.

  12. Harry M.
    • one review

    Great ambiance and setting, the wait staff were very helpful and courteous. However, food was mediocre at best, Moreton Bay Bugs were overcooked and flavourless.

  13. A A.
    • 228 reviews

    Good food, nice view some of the staff are good and some lack enthusiasm. I understand that it's more of a fine dining but I do wish it will go back to the more generous authentic Turkish cuisine that I experienced while I was in Turkey.

  14. A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Delicious, beautifully presented food. Very polished table service. A great choice in Barangaroo but gets quite busy. Best to book if you want a table.

  15. Michael S.
    • 5 reviews

    I have been to Anason a few times. One of my favourite restaurants.

  16. Matthew C.
    • 6 reviews

    Great service, amazing food while viewing the harbour.

  17. Jeanette E.
    • 3 reviews

    First time but certainly not our last time. It lived up to the recommendation and some more.

  18. A A.
    • 252 reviews

    Food was good except for the Lentil kofte - this dish was not at all enjoyable either visually or taste wise. I am not sure how this dish passes the test. Do not order.

  19. Karen C.
    • one review

    The food here is amazing!

  20. A A.
    • 263 reviews

    Fantastic turkish food, great service. Octopus and swordfish were excellent.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Shop 5 23 Barangaroo Avenue, 2000, Barangaroo, Australia

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.

Best dishes: Labne Yoghurt, Curly Peppers, Marash Chillies, Burnt Butter


Octopus, Witlof, Tomato Ezme


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