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Efes Restaurant

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78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 134
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
BUSINESS LUNCH

Took two clients here this week and found the service to be excellent and the food was authentic, fresh and tasted great. The atmosphere is friendly if the decor is a little dated. Good value and will def be returning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
PAULMOYSES
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Took two clients here this week and found the service to be excellent and the food was authentic, fresh and tasted great. The atmosphere is friendly if the decor is a little dated. Good value and will def be returning.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went with my husband on his birthday. I phoned ahead and mentioned I was gluten free and had a special diet. I checked that everything was cooked fresh, and I could ask for some things to be missed out of my meal. When we arrived I told the waiter that I was also cow's dairy free and tomato, pepper... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

we have eaten irregularly at Efes for the past 15 years. The food on Sunday night (15/3/15) was wonderful. If you like liver try theirs, you won't be disappointed. I love this place as you can guarantee a good mix of clientele, we went with our two sons who are in their 20s. The service is quick and the young... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food here is outstanding! Quick service great atmosphere. Had a lamb kofte kebab it was to die for, will definitely return!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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410 restaurant reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We returned here last night to celebrate our youngest son's 29th birthday after a gap of around 5 years (we used to be almost regulars). Not much has changed in terms of the menu - pleasant mezze to start followed by tasty mains to a trusted pattern. All in all, a very good evening thanks to excellent service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

being in Cambridge for two nights on a training course was very happy to find this place on the first night and was so good went back for the second where usually would have tried somewhere different. In this case it would have been too hard an act to follow so made an exception! The wood fired grill imparts a... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We shared a mezze starting platter, made up for four people as per our request, which provided a generous helping of maybe eight or so different things. We enjoyed the house red, and also had a few beers, although for one member of our party the 'Efes' beer was too honeycomb-ish. I had the seafood kebab, which was excellent. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Delicious food, very friendly staff, quick service even though the restaurant was busy, and the restaurant was really nice and cosy thanks to a big cooking fire in the middle of the restaurant. I would recommend booking in advance, as it was very busy.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited for valentines meal, very impressed! Staff very warm and welcoming, lovely turkish decor and feel to the place! Food delicious lots of variety and very flavoursome. We had the set menu which was fab! Will be returning, highly recommend.

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16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A group of four of us went for a mid afternoon meal on 14/2. The menu is enough to be interesting, the food was excellent and the service friendly and personable. One of our party is a particularly picky eater but she enjoyed all her food. We would all be very happy to visit again if we are in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?