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Ephesus

185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
650-625-8155
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Ranked #15 of 296 Restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had the lamb shish which was good but not great. The broccoli had some yellow in it and the carrots were tough and bland. My father had the lamb chops, but found them too salty. Perhaps another day or a different menu selection would have been better. The service was reasonable.

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Orlando, FL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were very hungry and needed a quick lunch. We chose Ephesus because it was close to our hotel and we love Turkish food. We both had the doner kebob wrap and it was delicious! My husband ordered coffee and they made a fresh pot for him. We had kunefe for dessert and it was the best we have ever... More

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Santa Clara, California
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a working lunch here and it was very nice experience. We decided to sit outside, and we had a very good server. The food was very good, I had the falafel dish, they were very good also really enjoyed the hummus is was very flavorful. The portions were enough to be satisfied but not too full. I will be... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We picked Ephesus more or less at random from all the restaurants on offer in Mountain View. We had a very enjoyable meal, nicely served and reasonable prices. The service was good and the surroundings very pleasant on a hot Saturday afternoon.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A regular place to dine with friends. We love the choices on the menu and the great friendly service. I'm partial to the lamb shashlik and lamb chops but have been known to choose the chicken shashlik. Great flavors, large portions for a reasonable price.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been to Ephesus twice - its good food but nothing great. A decent Halal option but not sure I would recommend as a must visit to Tourists coming to the Bay Area. S

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Mountain View, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I had the spinach salad with grilled chicken for lunch. The chicken was bland and without flavor, and the salad had some rotten pieces of spinach in it. It was described as having cheese and nuts, but there was very little of either.

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Arlington, Virginia
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I flew in late and wanted some dinner before heading to my hotel. Even though this place was closing they went the extra mile and made a plate of iskander kabob for me to take out. Hadn't had the dish for a couple years and theirs hit the spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a good Turkish restaurant at moderate price. Very good food and big portions. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The bottle of Malbec was excellent. Very satisfied.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely! Had lunch with my girlfriend and my four-legged best friend and enjoyed a table outside under the umbrella covering our table. For our appetizer, we chose the Lahmacun ($5) which was delicious. A thin piece of lightly toasted pita like bread (with a little chew) with minced lamb on top, in the middle is a light salad we rolled... More

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