Fairy-tale Dinner in Istanbul

Imagine enjoying an amazing candle light dinner, listening to enchanting music, and watching the last sun rays of the day over the Bosphorus… You can live this unique experience when you dine in at Sunset Grill & Bar.


Living up to its name, the restaurant is one of the best places in Istanbul to catch sunset over the Bosphorus from its hillside location in the Ulus district. It is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Istanbul, and city’s best nightlife spot as well, a different DJ plays on summer every night from Tuesday until Saturday, and continue until the end of September.

Sunset Grill & Bar offers some of the best Turkish, Mediterranean, international and Japanese dishes in the city, and I learned that it was the first restaurant in Istanbul to add a sushi bar. This restaurant was suggested by a friend of mine and I am so pleased I took her recommendation.


The menu was so tempting and it was hard to choose. We started with “Bisque of the day” and it was the vegetable soup. Artistic and delicious.


From appetizers menu our choices fall on two things; the Duck Spring Rolls with sesame hoisin sauce. And Sunset Shrimp Tempura with spicy creamy sauce, shiitake mushrooms and mesclun greens.



Going through options of main courses, hubby and I decided to have one meat and one poultry dish and share. We had Beef Tenderloin with mashed potatoes on the side, it was really tender and has just the right amount of seasoning which allows you to actually taste the meat, you can choose from different sauces to be served alongside the dish as well.


The second choice was Charcoal Grilled Free Range Chicken Breast in homemade Bourbon BBQ sauce, served with a sprinkle of Sichuan pepper.



No wonder that the Crispy Chocolate Mousse with caramelized pecan walnuts is the most selling dessert at Sunset Grill & Bar. Just look at that!


Sunset is definitely one of the best places that Istanbul has to offer with its delicious food, great service, and outstanding views. It’s an excellent venue for business meetings, family dinner, a quality time with friends, or for celebrations.

If you are planning to visit the place, make sure to call and make a reservation in advance, book a table in the garden just before Sunset to enjoy the spectacular view. Visit their website www.sunsetgrillbar.com or Instagram account for more information and details.


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