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Somer Sivrioglu

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.

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dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

This is our go to place when we have visitors in town. It never disappoints.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

The food was good will come back.

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Seriously good food and wine with thoughtful and attentive service.

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Amazing food and great service as usual. Thanks for looking after us guys. Definitely will be back

dined on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

The food was superb

dined on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

Hummus!!!!! Salmon (cold meze)!!!! Octopussss And barramundi for main dish!!!
Cate Duffy

dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

The friendly helpful staff at Anason combined with the wonderful food and cocktails made for a great night.

dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Really great menu, knowledgeable staff. The type of place you would go to for an experience in Turkish food. Service was amazing and I would recommend trying the Turkish red wine!

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

Great friendly service, quality authentic Turkish food and look forward to going back to Anason’s
Tim Renfrey

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

Fabulous set menu. Sooooo much food.
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11 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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About Anason

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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