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#1,177 of 9,554 Restaurants in Istanbul


USD 2 - USD 11
Turkish, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

Gerat restaurant with delicious meze ... Everything was fresh and great... Price was also really good for this quality...

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2018

In the fancy streets of Kadıköy, you can find this mezze-restaurant. Reservation is needed, it is almost every day full... So we had to try and it was delicious, with a very good service. Try the special things, like the eggplant in rakı sauce (rakı...soslu patlıcan) and maybe finish with calamar and octopus (ahtapot). We loved it!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The environment is nice though sometimes is gets very busy and loud. Reservations are useful. The food is average. Nothing special.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A restaurant I went with my friends. There is no interesting place . The flavors of the food are standard , acceptable . Alcoholic drinks service. I do not recommend it very much.The meals were served cold. not bad or not so good.We had to...sit tight in a tight space.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner there. The staff is not so warm there but the food was really fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Drinking Raki can never be "fine dining", nor can it be drunk in a bar or a haphazardly prepared table. Drinking Raki is a scoial ritual, which can best be observed and experienced in a sincere and (not but, and) serious place. Gunesin Sofrasi provides...all these. The interior is designed just like the legendary 1930's Gar Restaurant at the Sirkeci Train Station which was the last stop of The Orient Express. The garden (which is open in late spring/summer) is a Greek-decorated sanctuary under trees almost 100 years old. I can safely call myself a Raki drinker, and this is the best place by far to do so in Istanbul.More

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We went here tonight, on advice from a friend. It was a little hard to find... but then we discovered GoogleMaps had led us to the back door rather than the front... We were greeted by Asli, the owner and manager, who (in perfect English)...showed us to a case of starters. They all looked so good that we asked for a sampling of several. They came, in perfect portions, and each was something from heaven -- and unique to any flavors we had tried before. The "anchovies with eyeballs" (my description, not theirs -- actually anchovies wrapped around pimento olives) were a particular treat, as was the "cold apple with cinnamon" and half a dozen others. Asli then suggested calamari and fish balls for an additional hot course. The fish balls were a combination of anchovies and sea bass, and were reminiscent of the crab cakes we used to like in San Francisco. The calamari was superb, though just a bit more salt than I would prefer (my wife loved them as-is). The service was excellent, and prices very fair (125TL for 8 courses plus 2 glasses of wine). Definitely a place to return to -- or to suggest friends visit.More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We had our high school reunion at Günes Meyhanesi. Delicious local tastes, mezes (turkish tapestry) with the warmest welcome of our hostess Asli. She made our reunion unforgettable with her sweet surprises. We had great food, caught up with each other in this nice ambiance...and perfect service. You should try this meyhane for the ambiance as well as the great food. Additionally, the historical sipirit of the restaurant is amazing, thanks to Nazim Hikmet (famous turkish poet who was sent to exile due to his political thoughts)More

Date of visit: February 2016
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

"Dostların arasındayız, güneşin sofrasındayız" it's a verse of Nazım Hikmet... "We're among the friends, around the table of sun..." Delicious appetizers, very warm and friendly atmoshere... This restaurant is placed in the Nazım Hikmet Culture Center, u're feeling a deep serenity while drinking and listenning...old turkish songs... And finally i can say the prices very cheaper than smiliar places...More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Gunesin Sofrasi Meyhane is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5