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Efes Restaurant

78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
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Ranked #32 of 508 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic evening inn Efes. Fascinating watching our dinner being prepared and cooked. The chef stayed cool even though it was busy and he was grilling non-stop. Fantastic service. Food was lovely and very tasty. Really pleased we had a fairly long walk home. We had the Three-course special. Excellent value and now we have had a taster of many things... More

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Washington DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The quality of Efes is clear -- wonderful food and flavors, as well as attentive staff who make you feel right at home. I've normally ordered the lamb, which never disappoints. The prices are very reasonable and the Turkish wine perfect. A warm home away from home, especially on a rainy Cambridge evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I lived just round the corner from this restaurant for nearly three years before I finally tried it and I really wish I'd gone sooner! The food and service are both great. There are are variety of options and I would definitely recommend the Halep Kebab (lamb and chicken on a bed of toasted pitta bread, topped with aubergine sauce).... More

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Cambridge
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Cambridge. Good attentive service and good food. Especially recommended if you have a mixed audience from many countries (particularly Asia)- with meat and rice you can't go wrong. One minor gripe - in the height of summer it can get quite warm as there is a BBQ in the main restaurant area... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Pleasant atmosphere and good food. We had the set menu which was a great way to sample the full menu at a reasonable price.

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Spalding, Lincs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a fabulous restaurant! You can see your meat in the chiller before they barbecue it in the restaurant and then you can experience the fabulous flavours of authentic Turkish cooking. It's very similar to Greek ie the same fresh flavours. A little gem and even though we have to travel there from Spalding we will be returning.

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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lovely food, second visit. Would come back. Arrived 10:30pm and kitchen closed soon after - still very friendly service felt a little rushed but people want to go home on a Friday night too. Good wholesome food.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I would like to agree with Sam Ashby's review, everything he said i would like to back up with a very special thanks to the wonderful waiting staff who really made the evening for us all, many thanks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a fantastic meal here last night to celebrate my fiancée's birthday. We had a table booked for 18 people and the service was impeccable. They made the entire experience so memorable and made sure everyone had everything they wanted. As ever the food did us proud, and family and friends not from the local area all raved about... More

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The menu of standard Turkish fare was tasty, well presented and good value but the overall restaurant experience was fairly average and showed signs of a well established place that had lost its Mojo. The decor is tired and gives it a very1990s Turkish feel rather than being vaguely contemporary. The staff were going through the motions but were not... More

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