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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.

1551 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
1551 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.1)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(10)
The food was delicious!!!!

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(9)
Very pleasant lunch

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

(9)
Beautifully presented dishes and attentive service. A little bit surprising that you had to buy bread for the dip courses and that it wasn't part of the dish. Outdoor heaters okay but just okay on a chilly evening.

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

(10)
Excellent! Amazing food and lovely staff! I took my Singaporean friend here for lunch yesterday. It was the first time she tried Turkish food and loved it! Happy with our experience and cant wait to get back... telling everyone to go and try it!

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

(10)
Professional attentive staff w endless sparkling water pouring (still on DryJuly). Loved the fresh sesame ring simits & claypot mushroom cheese etc - perfect for winter. Other dishes wld be better in summer. Thank you so much for the beautiful pistachio baklava- perfect to my liking- not too runny syrup, not too sugary, generous pistachio nuts, not too thickened w phyllo sheets, just right amount of butter Food & sweets generally have a subjective element to it. Recently we had 2 disappointing baklava at a different Turkish shop & a Lebanese resto. So Anason restores my love for pistachio baklava again. The best baklava I have had for a long time. Thank you again for the generous gesture.

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

(9)
The food is so fresh, and generous servings

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(9)
Lovely atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Great “modern” Turkish food.

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(9)
Really interesting and tasty food. Enjoyed everything we tasted. The baklava is sublime.

dined on Fri, 2 Aug 2019

(9)
Great service ...Staff go out of their way to please Serving size of dishes could be a little more generous...dishes quitd expensive
Amy Vun

dined on Thu, 1 Aug 2019

(9)
Service was great. Entrees for sharing were better than mains
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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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