Sunset Grill & Bar, Istanbul
A member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Sunset Grill & Bar first opened in 1994 to offer a vast selection of seasonal dishes from Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine. It is the first restaurant in Istanbul to include a Sushi Bar, prepared at the hand of expert Sushi chefs from the Far East.
Besides offering an exceptional dining experience, Sunset Grill & Bar became the first restaurant in Istanbul to offer a selection of the rarest and most valuable wines from around the world. The classic restaurant is the recipient of several international and domestic awards; named best restaurant in Istanbul in 2004 by Time Out Istanbul and selected among the “Best Restaurants in Istanbul” by the Zagat Survey of European cities in 2002 and 2009.
Sunset Grill & Bar prepares the best grilled steaks in Istanbul, as well as lobster dishes, salmon, octopus, snow crab salad and a delicious sweet prawn shrimp tempura with spicy cream sauce. Other mouth-watering dishes on the menu, which changes according to season, include Grilled Vegetable Medley with Porcini Mushroom Oil and Yogurt Dressing with Herbs, and diners have enjoyed a wonderful selection of sushi and sashimi since the arrival of internationally acclaimed Master Chef, Hiroki Takemura, in 1999.
Located on a hilltop offering spectacular views of the Bosphorus strait, Bosphorus Bridge and Asian shoreline, the spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas have comfortable and casual seating with a timeless decor, making them a perfect spot for a cocktail. The bar menu includes a selection of snacks as well as after dinner digestives (cognac, whisky, etc.) and a choice of cigars. The glass encased stellar wine cellar offers 410 brands including a large selection of rare and vintage wines from Turkey and abroad. A special filtering system was installed on both sides of the glass cellar, protecting the wines from ultra violet lighting, unwanted odours and also ensuring stable and proper temperature and humidity levels.