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Efes Restaurant

78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
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Ranked #31 of 504 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
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spotted Efe's Turkish restaurant early evening and popped in on the off-chance they could feed us quickly. We were not disappointed - service was friendly and excellent. Food was interesting, and well flavoured. My son enjoyed watching the kebabs being barbecued freshly for us and was certainly up for trying dishes outside his normal experience. We even splashed out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I returned to this restaurant for the first time in perhaps 5 or more years, and found the food as delicious as ever! We both had the vegetarian platter, which was a good size and had a good variety of different flavours and textures. We ordered some hummus and pitta bread on the side to add a little extra substance.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been going regularly to this restaurant for almost 4 years. Very frequently (at least once per week in the last year) because of the very good food and also very good relationship between quality and price. The quality of the service has been always good but - unexpectedly - decreased over time: the more often we went, the... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Cambridge is a good meeting place for a friend and me as it is about midway between our two homes. We both spend a lot of time in the Turkish part of Cyprus and decided today to try this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful and when we explained we would both have to cook... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had delicious fresh, barbequed-in-front-of you lean and tender lamb kebabs. They were helpful with gluten free and substituted a heap of turkish salad for the rice (which has wheat noodles in it). Staff were very smiley and it had a bustling and relaxed atmosphere. Yum, I'd like to go back and eat more (we wished we'd ordered the menu rather... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Pleasant décor and atmosphere. Food is prepared right in the dining area, which is interesting to watch and gives some assurance that the dishes are freshly made. For starters, we ordered the vine leaves and fried aubergine. The main courses were moussaka and kebab. For wine, we tried their recommendation of retsina. Baklava for dessert. Everything was prepared and served... More

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Cap-Haitien, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've never had authentic Turkish food. I've had all sorts of Mediterranean and North African cuisines, but not Turkish. It was EXCELLENT. Portions, just right. Service, very kind and personable. They even let me do a "half and half" kebab as I couldn't decide between the lamb medallion or the spicy minced lamb kebab. The baklava was the best I've... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I loved this restaurant . Great service . Bottled beer , but only £2.50 so didn't feel like I was being ripped off . Lovely plentiful food . The chef cooks in the restaurant .i also noticed the following day I felt great , and not grotty as is usually the case if I have had Indian or Chinese .... More

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Vienna, Austria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was our third visit and we were equally impressed. Friendly staff, clean surroundings and good, generous meals. We will be back !

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