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Meet the Chef

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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, 1 Jun 2019

Food was amazing, loved the Anason cocktail special Great service. Very friendly and accommodating

dined on Thu, 30 May 2019

Great take on modern Turkish

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

Food description on menu is a little difficult but everything we had was delicious! Great views of the harbour. Excellent service, they saw me unwrapping birthday presents and organised a dessert!

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

Awesome! The food is to die for and Omar and his team treat us like family.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

Wonderful food, flavoursome and good sized portions for sharing amongst the table. The Vivid displays were a bonus! The service was outstanding, there was a member of our party who had a dietary requirement and they went out of their way to ensure she was catered for and enjoyed the beautiful flavours of the dishes intended by the chef. Thank you so much for a lovely dinner!

dined on Mon, 13 May 2019

Also enjoy dinner here a favorite from when it opened

dined on Mon, 6 May 2019

Awesome! We love this place, the staff are the best. Be good if they had a few more beer selection i.e. Heineken, Corona etc.

dined on Wed, 1 May 2019

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times. The workers are friendly, helpful and attentive. The food is delicious. I tried the sardine sandwich this time and it was an amazing taste experience.

dined on Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Grilled eggplant, tarama dip, and octopus was amazing! Although we missed out on baklava, as it was already sold out! Many other customers were asking for baklava, too. Please make more of them to go around for the night! :) We will be 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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