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Efes Bistro

European, Turkish
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8903 Glades Road, D-7, Boca Raton, FL
561 488 8883
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Nice spot for middle eastern fare.

Lovely owner who takes pride in her turkish/middle eastern dishes.Loved her skewered lamb dishes . Great hummus & smokey babaganough.For lunch try a turkish pizza.We haven't been there for awhile...but we have very fond memories.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Jacob B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lovely owner who takes pride in her turkish/middle eastern dishes.Loved her skewered lamb dishes . Great hummus & smokey babaganough.For lunch try a turkish pizza.We haven't been there for awhile...but we have very fond memories.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love Mediterranean food so I'm always looking for an authentic Mediterranean restaurant. I heard about efes from our local newspaper. so i had to try. The place is tucked away in a little shopping center. It is very clean and quaint. Service was very good. We had the hot appetizer platter; spinach pie, falafel, bureka cigas, zucchini pie, kibbe,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So glad we stopped by. The atmosphere was very pleasant, very clean and inviting. We had the hot appetizer platter which was enough for 4 people. All appetizers were fresh, perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. The falafel was to die for. All appetizers are made in house. The owner and chef stopped by and asked how we liked the food.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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20 reviews
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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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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 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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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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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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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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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: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
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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