What is Dunyā?
Dunyā is a word which, in eight languages, describes the delicate balance of the temporal world.
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.
The menu, which showcases seafood, game, and vegetarian entrees, features many of the most prominent Mediterranean dishes as well as selections which have been modernized through the innovation and experience of head chef Coskun Abik.
DINNER is served with menu starters including Calamari Palermo, a light and savory sautée of squid with artichoke, kalamata olives, garlic and basil in a red sauce reduction and Feta Prawns, sautéed in a flavorful pepperoncini, feta cheese and white wine based sauce. In addition to the traditional Mediterranean tastes such as Moussaka, a decadent baked casserole of eggplant, potatoes, red bell peppers, zucchini and creamy béchamel sauce, Dunyā’s vast variety of entrees include local modern favorites. Petaluma Chicken, a half roasted boneless free-range chicken on a bed of rice and roasted vegetables in a Roman herb sauce, and Salmon Provençal, topped with fennel, leak, spinach and fume blanc.
Weekend BRUNCH cater to the sweet and savory teeth alike. Bottomless Mimosas accompany the vast array of Benedicts, omelettes, scrambles and sandwiches. While the French toast stands alone with fresh fruit and a drizzle of molten chocolate, we at Dunyā are proud to bring you a new era and appreciation for the bold and balanced flavors of the Mediterranean and invite you to join us for your next casual dining experience.
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We are located at 1609 Polk Street in San Francisco's Nob Hill. Click here for directions. For more information, please go to our Contact Us page.