Downtown Turkish restaurant ideal for meat-eaters
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Time Out Says

Günaydın began as a small butcher shop in İstanbul’s Bostanci neighbourhood. Its humble beginnings may be an indicator of the exceptional meat on offer, but the classic interiors, attentive service and stunning Fountain-side setting may come as a surprise.

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.

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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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
12:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 554 0700
Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Waterfront Promenade, Souk Al Bahar - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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