Dunya
Dunya

Dunya

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://dunyasf.com/
  • Phone: 415-400-5770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Coskun Abik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are glad to cater off site events, from birthdays to weddings. Please call us for menu options and pricing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sacramento Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking garage location on Sacramento Street between Polk and Van Ness.
A word from Dunya
Created by Chef Coskun Abik, Dunya restaurant has garnered local acclaim as a Casual Mediterranean dining experience, offering fare inspired by fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. The décor captures the warmth and feel of Mediterranean hospitality, while a vast floor to ceiling array of local and imported wine bottles is illuminated by blown glass filament pendants; inviting guests to pull up a chair to the full service wine bar. The menu showcases seafood, game, vegetarian and vegan entrees; it features many of the most prominent Mediterranean dishes, as well as selections which have been modernized. Some of our diner favorites include Beyti, Stuffed Salmon Provencale, Lamb Burger, Lamb Chops, Whole Branzino and Stuffed Eggplant. At Dunya we are proud to bring you an appreciation for the bold and balanced flavors of the Mediterranean, and invite you to join us for your next dining experience.
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Dunya reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (3)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Never disappoints
    foodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is my fourth of fifth time at Dunya now and the food and service are always excellent. Reasonably priced and quality you can taste keeps me coming back over and over again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ilovehummus
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Casual, good go-to. Love the mezze platter, although we ordered the red snapper (one of the specials for the night) which was overcooked and way to salty. I'd recommend sticking to the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldtraveller
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great fun, great food and service. Very noisy but bearable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dunya has Lamb
    LuvFood
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great Mediterranean menu and always has great wines. I go because they have Lamb on the menu. Try the Lamb Burger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaurenVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This place has potential because the food is fresh and very good. But the service is gruff and the waitstaff a bit clueless.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff Overwhelmed
    4sustainabilityVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Since my last visit, Dunya has become v. popular (and concomitantly noisy), but does not appear to have hired enough staff to cope. Ran out of baklava on a Tues. evening. Tasty, well-seasoned food but insufficient information provided for those of us who want to know more about the sources of the food we're eating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dunya
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We found the food excellent with great presentation. Service was good. Tables were too close together and very small. Noise level was very high. Loved being able to book with Open Table and loved the information given including price range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Dunya reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Again, excellent. Had the shrimp shishkebob and lamb burger; started with hummus. All terrific. Very good wine selection, even by the glass. A great little place
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We just had the appetizers and shared between the four of us. Lamb meatballs, shrimp (very good hot sauce) and calamari are all highly recommended. Wine list is very versatile (like the food) but inexpensive. Absolutely fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mediterranean Food
    AmyP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great food and service! All delicious and the asparagus soup (on the day's menu) was exceptional. Friendly, upbeat place and sweet wait staff too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polk Street med
    SFInnycVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Great wine list. Great mezze. Our lamb kebab, lamb burger and chicken kebabs were great. Actually, I ordered the Petaluma chicken and they brought me the chicken kebab. They comped me for the mistake. I'll be back for the Petaluma chicken...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Gem
    memphis
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dunya was chosen as our spot for dinner on Valentine's Day. We were visiting the city and used Open Table to make our choice. Everything we read about this place was true. It was a bit noisy, but that didn't bother us. We loved the energy of the place. We chose a late dinner and it worked out perfectly. The other thing that was great was that it was a relaxed atmosphere (we didn't have to get ddressy for dinner.) The casual atmosphere allowed us to transition from play to dinner. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    From the friendly waiters, to the delicious food--salmon Provençal with bechamel and a grilled lamb dish with tomatoes and yogurt sauce--everything about this restaurant is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night early dinner
    LeeAnne
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was my first visit here. Highly recommended by friends. Got right to our table without a wait. Food was delicious & fresh with a variety on the menu that was suitable for any taste. Luckily for me I'll eat anything. We had the sautéed calamari , the Greek salad and the Adana kebab. We shared all of it. Portion sizes are perfect for sharing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is small and when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This place is small and when full can be very noisy. We were there the evening of Santacon....lots of "happy" and loud Santas on Polk and in the restaurants. Ambience might be improved on a more routine nigh and might even be romantic. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Mediterranean, good price
    ScottAZ
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    This was a great choice for a business group of 7 people. We were able to get a reservation same day even though they don't have a lot of space. The wait staff was constantly filling water glasses and always nearby to bring pita bread or another serving of hummus. Would recommend the mezze platter to try most of the appetizers. I enjoyed the Beyti and would also recommend the Mixed Grill if you're really hungry. Great atmosphere and would absolutely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. nice staff
    Leah
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The restaurant was great. It is a small place with tables cramed in. So not a great place for a romantic dinner. But great place for a group of friends. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Dunya! Ambiance is very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    LOVE Dunya! Ambiance is very cozy and inviting. Owner Coskun and his staff are very friendly and welcoming, makes us feel like family. The food is delicious! The mezze platter is definitely the way to go so you get a bit of everything. We also enjoyed the prawns and lamb meatballs. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well, the food was good...
    cs40
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We went to Dunya last night, and the food was fantastic. We got the hummus as an appetizer (the hummus was great, but the pita bread could have stood to be a bit more well done), the lamb burger was awesome (especially if you save a bit of hummus to add as a topping), and the beyti was amazing. The service was pretty terrible, though. Although we were seated right away, it was very difficult to get the server's attention for just about anything. Added to that, she didn't appear to be fluent in English, so that caused another issue with communicating effectively. The food, however, did make up for it. It tasted great, and the pricing was very reasonable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    KarenBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The calamari dish was out of this world. Everything we had was delish!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    I just moved into the area and this place is a great wine bar/Mediterranean restaurant. Had a bottle of wine with a friend and tried the hummus, lamb kabobs, and chicken kabobs. The hummus wasn't anything too special but the kabobs were cooked great, seasoned well, and hit the spot. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Great place to go for some casual mediterranean food, generous portions and friendly service. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food- mediocre service
    datenight
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The food was pretty good, but the servers made it seem like an inconvenience that we were there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing San Francisco Turkish Food
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    My boyfriend (Turkish) and I have tried every Turkish restaurant in SF and agree this ranks in our top choices for food and price. Mezze platter was amazing, every single item made fresh and tasting outstanding. Kebabs, Lentil soup, and Kunife all highly recommended! Great mix of Turkish flavor and fun wine bar! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food at reasonable price
    PeterS
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Better than most restaurants on Polk street but very reasonable prices. Always a fun dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I both had the
    JohnHVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    My wife and I both had the vegan pyramid. Delightful. The kids each had the Petaluma Chicken and they seemed to enjoy themselves. It was a great spot in the city. Street parking was not difficult (Sunday evening). I highly recommend reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, one of the better
    KellyTVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Delicious, one of the better Mediterranean restaurants I have been to in SF!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dunya is a great spot on Fillmore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Dunya is a great spot on Fillmore with reasonable prices, food, and wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dunya has potential. We were
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Dunya has potential. We were really disappointed with the humus. Thought that is one dish that should have been right on and it wasn't. Wine list was impressive and the place has a very energitic vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was GREAT! Dolma,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    the food was GREAT! Dolma, Falafel, Tzatiki all fabulous. Staff was very tolerant of half of the party being late. a real gem of a restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was yummy as usual,
    SFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food was yummy as usual, but this time the service was sub-par. Our waiter kept asking us if we were "still working on that," and he almost took my plate away while I'd put my fork down to sip my wine. There were two parties of four waiting to be seated, but all the four-tops were taken anyway; grabbing our table wouldn't have helped. He stopped by 3 or 4 times while we were trying to talk and enjoy our meal. As soon as we finished he brought us the check. We asked if we could have dessert. When the bill came again we had three different servers come and try to take the billfold away before we'd even had a chance to look at it. Briefly, we won't be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was Very Impressed with
    Mark
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    I was Very Impressed with Dunya. It is just one of the New Restaurants in San Francisco that offer Good Food at a Modest Budget. I would definitiely Recommend it to anyone in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been wanting to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    I have been wanting to try Dunya for months now and I'm glad I found it. I took my parents out to eat there on a Saturday night and we were all pleased with our food and drink selection. We started with the Mezze Platter which was great! I had the lamb burger and my parents had the kabobs. My only piece of advice is that it does get loud and the bar area is close to the dining area. Not a quiet place for dinner on a weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic