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Efes Restaurant

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788 Yates st, | V8W1L4, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New management, same menu but lost something in the transition

Efes recently reopened under new management but it looks like they still need time to get the clients back. Even though the menu is virtually unchanged from before there are a few noticeable changes. First there is a deli fridge if you want to buy some of the food to take home. For example... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Efes recently reopened under new management but it looks like they still need time to get the clients back. Even though the menu is virtually unchanged from before there are a few noticeable changes. First there is a deli fridge if you want to buy some of the food to take home. For example hummus and tabbouleh salad. Also, all... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a tasty place to have freshly made falafel. The atmosphere isn't particularly special either, so I only use it for take-out. I don't find the service to be at all exceptional, otherwise I'd give it 5 stars.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went to Efes based on Trip advisor reviews and were very disappointed. Both the bread and meat for our doner wraps were very dry and the sandwiches lacked much flavor. Perhaps we just hit a bad day. Only one other customer came while we were there during lunchtime. We would not go there again.

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We loved the food and the atmosphere, the eatery is centrally located and provides one of the best value for money balance in town.

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Denver, CO
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Fast casual middle eastern food in Victoria. Sandwiches and platters with various meats and vegetables. Fantastic flavor and friendly service for a low price.

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Victoria, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Very tasty Turkish food. Have to order from menu at counter, then you get called when meat is ready to have wrap made up with all the fixings. Then they deliver it to your table. You pay at cash when you leave. It would be nice if they offered fries, and had more choices. the menu is quite short.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I live in Victoria and like many go out for dinner every once in a while, always looking for that new amazing place. Well I found it. Not only is the food amazing, the owners are the real deal. They went above and beyond with service and kindness. The rice pudding is delicious and I do not like rice pudding!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Nice, modern cafe with friendly helpful staff and generous portions. We had a chicken donar and a beef donar, both were delicious and excellently prepared with fresh salad, sauces and rice. If you have room try the rice pudding, it's heavenly.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

quality food, freshly made and very very tasty! have been here a couple of times and enjoyed the beef and chicken doners - both delicious with quality ingredients. free dessert thrown in on our second visit. my wife had the lamb which was one of the tastiest morsels of food i have ever had the privilege to consume. go there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

If I were a lamb, ready to give my life to a good cause, I would sacrifice myself to become lamb kebabs at Efes. The chicken is equally amazing, and its hard to resist the lure of a big meat mound on a stick, but the lamb is stupid good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 788 Yates st, | V8W1L4, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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