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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 Wed, 31 Jul 2019

(8)
Been here before and love it however felt staff were on a hurry to get our order and get us out this time a little disappointing 🙁

dined on Tue, 30 Jul 2019

(10)
Good experience, food is amazing and staff friendly. Would recommend!
Lenka McPherson

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

(7)
The food was exceptional. Sadly the service was very poor. It took us more than 5 minutes to get a waiter's attention to bring us a menu after we'd been shown our seats. Once we'd ordered drinks they took 10 minutes to arrive and yet the restaurant was quite empty. At one point I could see 3 waiters chatting together whilst we were trying to get their attention. It's a shame because the food is really very good.

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

(10)
The service was outstays

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(8)
very helpful staff who took notice

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(10)
Service was outstanding. Food amazing

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(10)
Delicious and authentic Turkish good, friendly service, great atmosphere.

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(9)
Amazing food and service. Great views and atmosphere.

dined on Thu, 25 Jul 2019

(8)
lovely venue, great service. food not as good as it used to be.

dined on Wed, 24 Jul 2019

(6)
The menu explanation was a little confusing
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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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