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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

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 1161 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. Menna D.
    Menna D.
    • one review
    8/10

    Cheerful, friendly and prompt service. Food delicious as usual. Wish they had individual baklava to go with coffee, not just as a main dessert with ice cream.

  2. GINA B.
    GINA B.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was fantastic, service was friendly, but drinks waiter was always hard to get hold of, so always a big delay in getting drinks. Otherwise a great place, and worth it just for the food.

  3. Yew Loon O.
    Yew Loon O.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    amazing food n service

  4. Mitsuru S.
    Mitsuru S.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    We enjoyed a nice and friendly service, first of all. Thank you. However, I read “decent portion” in one of the reviews so I chose this place for a group. I thought we could share a colourful meze plate as always we do. But actually, most of their dishes are small to share as they kindly advised us when we’re ordering. You pay lots for small & ok Turkish dishes for Barangaroo prices. It’s perfect for a date night for a couple. I think its much better having authentic good Turkish in Newtown if you're a group.

  5. Lea G.
    Lea G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was exciting, delicious and healthy, atmosphere was sparkling, service charming. My family were able to relax and enjoy a vibrant and interesting environment.

  6. Linda B.
    Linda B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous food , wonderful flavours , no two dishes alike . They all complimented each other Staff really helpful and pleasant My fourth time , it’s a winner make sure you go !

  7. Fiona N.
    Fiona N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great foods! generous portions!attentive staffs! Well presented!!Very pleasant experience!! We definitely come back.................

  8. Jorge M.
    Jorge M.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    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.

  9. Ed J.
    Ed J.
    • 199 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  10. Maria C.
    Maria C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    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

  11. Maria M.
    Maria M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

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

  12. Aline M.
    Aline M.
    • one review
    9/10

    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.

  13. Darko A.
    Darko A.
    • one review
    10/10

    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!

  14. Andrea H.
    Andrea H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

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

  15. Sandra O.
    Sandra O.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    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

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great setting - attentive service - delicious twists on traditional Turkish dishes

  17. April L.
    April L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    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!!!!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent. Highly recommended.

  19. Steve H.
    Steve H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    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!

  20. Arden C.
    Arden C.
    • 8 reviews
    7/10

    Love the hummus and the juicy tender lamb loin.

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

or

Octopus, Witlof, Tomato Ezme

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