Dunya

4.4
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Opened in 2010, Dunyā is designed and created by chef & owner Coskun Abik. Dunyā Restaurant has garnered local acclaim as a Mediterranean casual dining experience touched by the fusion of refined urban technique and culturally traditional flavors.

Offering fare inspired by fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, Dunyā brings this same delicate balance to a new era of vibrant Mediterranean dishes in an industrial chic setting located in the heart of San Francisco’s Nob Hill District.

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.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Brought family in town and everyone was very impressed by the menu and service.

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vipSabrinaS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Been going here for years. Neighborhood gem. Prices seem to be increasing and it's not quite as affordable as it once was (especially if you get wine) but that's to be expected in the neighborhood. Was packed on a Tuesday. Long lag between the apps and the main's but otherwise good service. Likely the kitchen was overwhelmed. The Meze platter is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!!

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WaffleLover
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was friendly, good ambiance.

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BayFoodie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made new year reservations here for yesterday at 11:30. Don’t know if it was a miscommunication and where the error happened between opentable and Dunya but the restaurant was closed. We ended up at the restaurant at 11:30 which was our reservation and found a lock on the door. We had to scramble and find another spot

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EvaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot!

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GuyL
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time we've visited. Great food, service, ambiance.

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detouriste
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was tasty and a perfect proportion, the decor was charming, the wine elegant, but for this boomer, the noise level was high. This made for not the perfect place for a cozy dinner for two. I think it would be a nice choice for a group, an office party or maybe on a day when it wasn't as well used. Sweet spot though.

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vipEmilyA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute spot

JB
JaneenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food here was pretty good. Larger portions so you could actually share a meal.

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vipAlbertP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Moussaka as well as lamb meatballs and enjoyed pinot noir. The Moussaka was the best we've every had the opportunity to taste. Perfect texture (not too firm, not too soft) and wonderfully spiced. The lamb meatballs were great, spicy, but still tasting of lamb. The wine came out a bit warm (storage temperature too high?) but it was good.

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vipNewtoDSTX
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good variety of food for brunch. The burger and chicken sandwich were cooked to perfection. Our server was prompt and attentive. Highly recommended.

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vipFoodieGirl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Low key Mediterranean/Turkish food on Polk Street. Big portions, so come hungry. Food was tasty, great service. A great option for a chill night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely tremendous! The service and food at Dunya never ceases to deliver.

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WendyH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the neighborhood and enjoyed a delicious meal at Dunya. It’s become my new favorite! Food is delicious, fresh and lovely presentation. Plus, very reasonably priced .

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LocalDiner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reserve an early dinner if you want to have conversation, it gets very loud later. I am glad we reserved for 6:45 because it was not too noisy until about 7:30.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Dunya has always been a go-to brunch spot. Unfortunately today the service was exceptionally bad. The staff was very rude and bottomless goes until 3pm but they would not refill our glasses before the 3pm time frame ended. We have been to Dunya so many times and have usually enjoyed our experience but after this time all 8 of us will not be returning

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vipRobertW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal from appetizer to dessert...could have been more pleased!

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vipSFCA
San Francisco
168 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The moussaka need more seasoning, in particular some nutmeg.
Portions were large.
Service was good.
Music a bit too intrusive. Every song had an annoying beat as if the chef was pounding something in the kitchen.
The sauntered Calamar was okay.

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ECErie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Appetizers were amazing.

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vipAirBender
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistent place for superior quality food and amazing service. So lucky to have this neighborhood gem! :)

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IanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great environment! Enjoyed the space and experience.

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vipCraig
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dunya is a wonderful neighborhood venue on Nob Hill. Inventive Turkish and middle eastern fare, creatively imagined and very flavorful. It's small so reservations are a must. Service was very good (even though server was on her first day) and the chef/owner very engaging. Will be on my list to always visit in San Francisco. A great small restaurant. Highly recommended.

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vipAirBender
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkish restaurant in San Francisco. I've tried so many places, Gyros on North Beach, Troya, Tuba and La Mediteraine and this place beats every single one by far. This is the generous Turkish place you would get in Istanbul with quality ingredients, amazing wait staff and by far the best ambiance for a date or a catch up with a friend. Their Beyti, Borak, Goat Cheese Pistachio, Mixed Grill are AMAZING. Their Ararat Salad (great Armenian touch) is the best Mediterranean salad in SF city. All in all these people are so kind and just love what they do. You literally feel that the waiters are owners. Hard to beat any Turkish place like this in SF city. We keep coming back!

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vipCheshee
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had dinner with some friends that I had not seen in a long time. One person found plastic wrap in their salad. They gave her another salad, although instead of apologizing told her that the lettuce came in a plastic wrap. Ofcourse, it does, but the restaurant is not suppose to serve it. The coffee was cold. We told the waitress. She once again told us," It came warm. We added milk, that made it cold". I would not revisit this restaurant.

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Joey
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the Mousaka I had for dinner. This version was a bit different from the version I know. But it was also delicious. Great and friendly staff.

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NataliiaA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place - perfect for a date, quick meal, or special occasion. My hubby and I loved their homemade dishes and Greek wines. Girls (waitresses) were friendly, personable and helpful. Definitely coming back to try more of yummy food and wines.

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KellyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Greek food all four of us had ever had! The actual restaurant is very well decorated with an awesome vibe. Will 100% be back!

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GuyL
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I travel every week throughout the country and eat out always. Took my wife to the city for SF Symphony. This last weekend and chose this restaurant for the first time and we were both blown away with the service , cleanliness and most of all the FOOD! We will definitely br back again! Try it you too will be smazed!!!

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This spot is our go to brunch spot! They accommodated our larger group the morning of and the service was great! They were soo attentive and kind. Plus the food is always delicious :)

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ilovehummus
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Oldtraveller
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great fun, great food and service. Very noisy but bearable.

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vipLuvFood
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Mediterranean menu and always has great wines. I go because they have Lamb on the menu. Try the Lamb Burger.

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vipLauren
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This place has potential because the food is fresh and very good. But the service is gruff and the waitstaff a bit clueless.

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vip4sustainability
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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.

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vipAbdul
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAbdul
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

FAQs

Dunya is rated 4.4 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.