Want to know who serves the tastiest kebabs, koftas and baklavas in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place. Sydney’s vibrant food scene boasts a variety of excellent cuisines from around the world including Japanese, Indian and Korean food. So it’s hardly any surprise that Turkish food is also gaining popularity amongst hardcore Sydney foodies. From meaty skewers to delightful desserts and colourful salads, these Turkish restaurants offer a real taste of Istanbul, showcasing the very best of this ancient and flavorful cuisine. We’ve rounded up some favourites around town that are worth checking out.
This casual Newtown eatery boasts a lively ambience and classic Turkish fare. Favourites like mixed shish kebabs, vegetarian bowls, pides and more appear on the menu. Plus, find a variety of delicious dips and desserts for sweet tooth lovers including kazandibi which is a milky pudding and the classic baklava and trilece. Taste of Turkey also has an extensive breakfast and banquet menu so you’ll be spoilt for choice with the rich variety of food offerings. Get more information here.
📍88/90 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Step into a world of glittering pendant lights, colourful images all the way from Turkey and more at this vibrant spot on Enmore Road. Just as vibrant is the menu which consists of hearty treats including traditional mezes and bread, halloumi, pacanga borek and lahmacun Turkish flatbreads with lamb mince. Wrap things up with a Turkish classic: Baklava and a warm cup of tea. This is an excellent spot for a romantic dinner surrounded by pretty lights or a fun-filled night out with family and friends. See their full menu here.
📍121 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia
This longtime Sydney favourite perfectly showcases the vibrancy of Turkish cuisine. On offer are a variety of Turkish staples that include everything from succulent chicken kebabs to exquisite dips, freshly baked breads and more that promise to take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey. Check out the menu here and start planning a night out at this buzzed-about spot.
📍179 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia
Tucked away near the harbour, this Turkish gem is sure to delight punters with their range of mouthwatering dishes and cosy vibe. Menu highlights include haloumi bathed in warm honey, wholesome roasted cauliflower, delicious lamb served with velvety eggplant puree, Turkish breads and a lot more. For a taste of authentic cuisine, Anason is the place to go. Check out their menu here.
📍5/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia
Burwood’s Sahara by the Park is a stellar spot for Turkish food complete with a lively atmosphere and traditional decor. Turkish favourites like charcoal-grilled meats, flavourful dips, tantalising kebab plates and more feature on the menu. The portion sizes are also very generous so bring your apetite along. Check out their Facebook page for more.
📍100 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia
This unassuming spot packs a punch when it comes to Turkish breakfast and woodfired oven cooking. As an ode to the coastal city of Konak in Turkey, the menu is bursting with fresh and rich flavours. Dig into grilled haloumi, Turkish breads and creamy hummus and save some room for their excellent kanafeh dessert. Find this charming spot in the heart of Newtown.
📍496 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia