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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 Thu, 27 Jun 2019

Highly recommend trying the Turkish Syrah wine. I am so happy you got us to try it.

dined on Wed, 26 Jun 2019

I must commend on the service as we had to add an extra seat upon arriving at the restaurant and also a late dietary requirement and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious! I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is wanting some yummy Turkish food.

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

Hi there, I normally don't comment on restaurants, however Anason was exceptionally good. Service was amazing Food really good The plus is during booking I said it was our birthday and I was pregnant. The restaurant organized a dessert with cancel and advise if it was suitable for pregnant woman. It was one of the best experiences I had and recommend this restaurant.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

Nice food. Bit chilly when they sit you outside.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

Once again an amazing experience, food, atmosphere and service absolutely amazing. The Feast is a fabulous way to eat your way through the menu! Be prepared for lots of amazing food. Cocktails are also delicious and so is the Turkish wine.

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

Very pleased with the food and service - great flavours and variety, highly recommended!
Bonny S

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

Good service and nice food
Sumaya Osman

dined on Mon, 3 Jun 2019

We were three people so got a few dishes to share. The food was delicious. My friends enjoyed their Turkish wines and I was happy with my Turkish tea. Complementary soup starter and they gave us extra baklava for dessert. Very friendly and attentive staff. I’ll definitely go back
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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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