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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
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
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
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
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
"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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