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Efes Bistro

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8903 Glades Road, D-7, Boca Raton, FL
561 488 8883
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, but lackadaisical service

It's too bad that a restaurant with a relatively unique menu (for the environs) and very good food, served in an attractive atmosphere, is marred by indifferent service. When my mother and I arrived on a Sunday afternoon, half an hour after Efes was scheduled to open, the door wouldn't budge. A... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Profco
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is supposed to be a great place to go to for Turkish food...Even the name is taken from a beer that is the Beer of Turkey. We walked in and waited to be seated... and when no one showed up we seated ourselves.... We took our seats. I was with my mom... I looked over the menu and ordered... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We usually come for dinner and get the whole branzino plus appetizers. But today we came for lunch and mom and I shared the Shepard's salad - a very fresh chopped salad with fresh cilantro - and a sautéed lamb with vegetables, accompanied by a rice pilaf. The bread was crispy and great for wiping up the sauce.

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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's too bad that a restaurant with a relatively unique menu (for the environs) and very good food, served in an attractive atmosphere, is marred by indifferent service. When my mother and I arrived on a Sunday afternoon, half an hour after Efes was scheduled to open, the door wouldn't budge. A couple walked up who also wanted to enter,... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We walk in one table only filled on a sat at lunch time . They walked out half way through their meal because of a very rude child who belong to the owner she was being very annoying We went to sit and this maybe 6 year old tells us they are closed so we begin to walk out mother... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you grew up in an Armenian home, like I did, you know what Lahmacun is. Lahmacun is like a pizza. Finely ground lamb mixed with spicy pepper, grounded tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers. At this restaurant it's served as three pieces with onion and parsley salad. We were staying in Fort Lauderdale and we were craving Lahmacun. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The service was delightful--prompt, responsive, friendly and informative. The food was exceptional--perfectly prepared and nicely seasoned--quite authentic (as would be expected since, by all appearances, the staff and chef are either Turkish or of Mediterranean descent. We enjoyed a variety of appetizers and main courses as well as a dessert and were pleased with everything. The environment was also a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food might be good, but we never made it that far. My son ordered a chicken sandwich WITHOUT lettuce, tomato, or onion and when it came, it had all the fixings on it. The lady serving us (I am assuming she is the owner) said that is how my son ordered it. I asked if she could remake it... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Enjoyed our mixed cold appetizers. Good dolomites,hummus, babaghanoush tiki. Theyserved Itlain style bread and not pita. Shared the brook trout which came whole. Good flavor.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A friend raved aboaut their lentil soup... What could be so special about red lentil soup??? Well - she is absolutely right. It is unlike any I've ever tasted! And a bowl could be a meal! Their food is fresh and tasty. I've eaten at Efes twice with a group of friends and everyone agreed that it is a 'return... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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315 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

An average Bistro. I think the owner tries and works hard, but how do you run out of wine after being in business for 8 years. I had the octopus dinner, which was a bit overpriced. but quite good. My friend had the lamb shish kabob, ordered rare, to med. rare... the chunks came out well done. The ladies enjoyed... More 

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Additional Information about Efes Bistro

Address: 8903 Glades Road, D-7, Boca Raton, FL
Phone Number: 561 488 8883
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8903 Glades Road, D-7, Boca Raton, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
  • Phone Number: 561 488 8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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