While travelling to Istanbul and Northern Cyprus Ibrahim dreamed of reinterpreting the cuisine of his own cultural heritage. Years later the dream of his own restaurant took on the form of a style of eatery known as a Meyhane.
Intrinsic to a Meyhane is a sense of nostalgia and romance. Underpinning the Meyhane tradition is a convivial atmosphere characterised by a fun, social style of eating and drinking. Food is always shared – a central tenet of Turkish custom and an underlying feature in hosting guests.
Meze – abundant / colourful and creative / seemingly endless little dishes – invites the diner to commence their evening with cold dishes serving up an array of vegetables, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and offal.
Stanbuli Early Bird Special - $50 per person
Book at 6pm on Tuesday to Thursday and for $50 per person select any dish from our Mangal/Charcoal & Wood-fire grill to share between 2. Accompanied by a selection of our traditional Turkish Meze. Or dine from our Sofra Menu for the full menu experience from $69. We are more than happy to cater to any dietary requirements so please let us know at the time you make your booking.
Terms and Conditions: Offer only available Tuesday to Thursday and bookings must be before 6.30pm.
Valid For: 2 - 7 people
Starts: 28 May 2019
Ends: 23 November 2019
Availability: Tue-Thu 18:00-18:15
What Insiders Are Saying
Enjoy a delicious Turkish dinner at Stanbuli, and then settle into the marble-top bar for the rest of the night.
Stunning and very different!
In the world where everyone sells the same thing, this place so stands out!
Welcome, food, ambience and the overall experience is pure 10!
Cannot wait to go back, thanks guys
Slightly more sophisticated take on traditional turkish cuisine. Delicious, but not as fancy as it tries to be.
Excellent food and many vegetarian options.
Nice ambience and helpful and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended
We would definitely do it again.
Great food, great service
Great restaurant, a very enjoyable meal, efficient friendly staff. We were served in a timely manner. The food was excellent, we chose the chefs recommendations and were very happy. Will certainly go back.
Ridiculously average food, well presented.
Service varies from exemplary to overtly familiar and inappropriate, depending on who you get.
The flavour of the Emperor's New Clothes.
The food at Stanbuli was absolutely fantastic. The servings were a good size and the waiting staff were friendly and helpful. I’ll definitely be back soon.
Service was great. The food was amazing, but I did not like the snapper.
For the service yes.. service was impeccable but I go to eat The food was good however the lamb was so overpriced. And you can get just As good a couple of doors up for 1/3 the price.
The salads were beautiful but were swimming in dressing!
The best Cypriot Turkish restaurant in Sydney! Absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere! Cannot fault this restaurant
My 3rd time at Stanbuli, but 1st time opting for Chef's Menu ($69 without dessert, $75 with dessert). Wish I'd have done this the previous times. Incredible! And great value for money compared to dining a la carte.
Food was delicious and vibe great for a Saturday night. Attentive service and great wine list made it a birthday to remember!
Recommended to us by friends, we enjoyed an excellent meal, the service was friendly and efficient, couldn't fault it really. We had the chefs choice which was outstanding. My only recommendation is to go with an empty stomach as there is a lot of food. We could have had half of the Meze plates that were served as we ended up taking the rest home which again was no trouble.
such a pleasant place, relaxed, delicious things to eat -
Unfortunately we sat downstairs at a table that was in a high traffic area. The seats were bar stools that weren't comfortable for the age of some of my party. There was no option given for another table. The food and service were excellent.
Service was outstanding from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The food was absolutely delicious, and the place has a great and cosy atmosphere. We came to celebrate our anniversary and definitely will be back
We were sat at the end of the bar - which was perfect! The wine selection was great and the bartender did a great job with recommendations and keeping us topped up. Food was delicious but we were encouraged to get one more dish that we had trouble fitting it!
Over all 5/5!
The service was absolutely top notch! The servers know everything about the food and wine, and made some fantastic recommendations! Friendly, comfortable ambiance and really nice staff. We’ll be back!
Always consistently amazing. Staff very knowledgeable and provide excellent recommendations
Great food and service! Lovely space. Will come back for sure!
Amazing food and service. You can taste the freshness in every bite! I love coming here!!
i have been to many turkish places but this one defiantly beats them all
Beautiful setting, great service & delicious food!
Brilliant food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.
Attentive service in a bustling eatery. Lovely fresh food. Recommend.
Such a wonderful experience. The food was outrageously good. Every dish we ordered, left us in awe. Perhaps a little pricey, but it’s impossible to feel anything other than 100% satisfied when the food is THAT good. The staff were so lovely and made the experience most enjoyable. Would one hundred percent go again!
Awesome vibe, great service and delicious food. Will be back again!
It was absolutely wonderful. The food is delicious and the staff were so fun and friendly. We will most definitely be going back.
Great food. Although it comes out too quick not a lot of time given between course. Felt really rushed. Had to Chefs choice for 75.00 per person
Service was great, food very good. Very enjoyable experience.
Amazing service, great food & flavours. Will be back.
I have been wanting to visit Stanbuli for such a long time and am so glad I finally did. The flavours and textures of the food were amazing. The passion came through the food and the service was attentive but not over the top. The serves were incredibly generous and the ambience of the restaurant was perfect for a date. Keep up the amazing work!
The restaurant is perfect for group dining with their Chefs Menu - ample food and great quality - I wish they accepted Amex.
We arrived at 8.45 as per our booking and service was not commensurate with the menu. I was surprised because I have come to expect great food and service from bodega restaurants. Our drinks order was taken ten minutes after we sat. It was delivered 25 minutes after we sat - frankly if I’m paying $14 a glass I expect better service. We ordered a set menu - it wasn’t well curated - too many sour vinegar based food that stripped our mouths. The meats were perfect though. Beyond perfect the lamb was Devine. Sorry we had this experience because bodega restaurants are great usually. K.
Our waiter was amazing, very attentive and sweet! Forgot his name, but he is from turkey x
Such great food and service. The set menu will make sure you leave suitably full and satisfied. Most definitely worth a visit.
Such delicious flavours in all the dishes coupled with excellent service and comprehensive wine list.
Food was great with some fantastic combinations
Service was good very professional and understood the menu items and wine list very well , answered all of our questions
For me the only two issues I thought the whole bream that we ordered was slightly overcooked which made it a little dry and the gap between the mezze plates and the main course plates was too long which meant that we were a little rushed at the end as the next group of dinners were ready to arrive
Highly anticipated dinner as had to book 6 weeks out and take second seating at 8.45pm.
Did not disappoint! Food was very good apart from fish a little dry. We chose the chefs choice at $95 pp, great value!, but too much food for our table of 4 to do justice. Will definitely go back but order a la carte & eat at earlier seating. Turkish wine v good and reasonably priced. Service excellent.
Delicious and authentic food, interesting cocktails, a nice vibe and excellent service.