Time Out Says
Both indoors and outside offer views equally as magnificent. You can almost feel The Fountain’s jets blasting water up in the air, but it’s quiet and peaceful inside thanks to the relaxed ambience, simple décor and no-fuss servers.
We put Günaydın’s meat mastery claims to the test and go for the Tomahawk steak, which the server showcases uncooked before bringing our starters. We approve, and dig into the çiğ köfte – raw chopped beef with a secret spice mix that’s pounded with green onions. Our server wraps individual patties in iceberg lettuce. It’s exquisite, with a spicy kick that builds as you eat.
The patlican salatasi, or barbecued aubergine purée, has just the right degree of smokiness. And although no bread is needed, you’ll want to try the freshly baked pide too.
The steak arrives perfectly cooked and doesn’t take us long to demolish the substantial cut.
Meanwhile the tombik döner, a Turkish pita stuffed full with tomatoes, lettuce, onions and tender lamb kebab, could put any vertical rotisserie to shame.
Günaydin is friendly and cheerful, yet undeniably sophisticated, and the team know their meats – we can vouch for that.
WHAT IS IT...
Downtown Turkish restaurant ideal for meat-eaters
If you love kebabs, steaks and more
By Time Out Dubai Staff | 22 May 2019
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