Sunset Grill & Bar
A touch of California on the Bosphorus, Sunset’s been open for more than a decade and the fact that it’s still buzzing, popular with the smart crowd and winning awards, confirms the quality of one of the few American restaurants in Istanbul.rnrnSet in the leafy and arboreal surrounding of Ulus Park, on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus, it has a stunning location (though is a fair taxi ride from wherever you’re likely to be), which it makes great use of with its lovely terrace, replete with modern, wave-shaped awnings. rnrnThe food hails from three continents (Europe, Asia and America, so is a general fusion), seasoned with the contents of the restaurant’s own herb garden. The sushi is the best in town, while the Turkish menu changes daily depending on what fantastic ingredients they can get their hands on; the ‘Californian’ cuisine dishes are well done. rnrnAdd one of Turkey’s best wine cellars and you’ve got a fine, cool restaurant – an excellent dinner destination, from where you’ll enjoy the myriad twinkling lights adorning the Bosphorus shores, which, if you squint hard and drink a bit, almost look like stars.