Emirgan Sütiş is hugely popular in Turkey where it is famous for its healthy, wholesome farm-fresh food, breakfast in particular. The franchise was first launched in the UAE in Sharjah a couple of years ago and now (finally) has come to Dubai. Based in a two-story, handsomely decorated villa on Beach Road in Jumeirah 3, Emirgan Sütiş offers a wide array of authentic Turkish cuisine from breakfast to dinner…and everything in-between. The first floor, wheelchair accessible by elevator, is a smoking floor where shisha is served, and cigar smoking is not just permitted but encouraged (the owner is a big-time cigar connoisseur).
Irrespective of the time of day, I strongly recommend you try one of their truly amazing breakfast trays, all the dairy products of which are their own (even the honey is flown in from Turkey). Our breakfast for two came with the best Menemen I have had outside Turkey. The cheeses are sensational. We also shared a portion of Manti, and found it perfectly complemented the rest of our meal; those little meat-filled dumplings work well with everything. Throughout our meal, we were served Istikan after Istikan of piping hot Turkish tea, and our bread basket was replenished twice with oven fresh flatbread, the smell and taste of which added a rustic honesty and authenticity to our dining experience. Before we left Alla invited us to try some of their sensational new kababs – definitely worth a try.
If there is one thing I enjoyed as much as the food, it was the excellent, super attentive service. Whilst we were well looked after from the minute our car was flagged down by their valet, to the time we entered the restaurant and were shown to our table upstairs (my buddy Rudy is also into cigars…something owner Alla and he struck an immediate friendship over), it was our amazing server Leo who turned a good meal into a great one. Thank you, Leo – you are nothing less than a superstar. That more or less sum up Emirgan Sütiş for you, it has all the potential of being a real superstar…and that in itself makes it well worth a visit.
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