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Ephesus

185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
650-625-8155
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Ranked #10 of 293 restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Santa Clara, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Zurich
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I come to Mountain View a couple of times a year and I always try and visit Ephesus. A good range of traditional Turkish/Med dishes. I love the Iskender kebap! Great value and the staff are well above average in terms of both knowledge of the food and courtesy, for the bay area. It's ranking is well deserved. They also... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was surprised by this place. I came across it by chance while walking around downtown Mtn View and am glad I tried it. Run by a family, this is a great little restaurant in a great location, and reasonably priced with respect to Silicon Valley standards. Try the Adana Kebab and Lentil Soup, both of which were excellent, really... More

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