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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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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Armenian Delight - Lahmacun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
ArmenianSteve
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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291 reviews 291 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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morin-heights
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Live the experience of the Turkish kitchen. Freshness of food, flavors and colors in your plate. Small restaurant in a Shopping mall. This restaurant will disorient you the time of a meal due to its decoration and due to the variety of the offered dishes. A small marvel to be discovered in Boca Raton. You will not be disappointed. It... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The owner is the chef, and was our server when we had dinner. She knew every ingredient to protect our celiac friend from eating any "bad" ingredient. We dined on the cold appetizer that we shared, and one of the hot appetizers was the main meal for one of us. It looked almost as good as it tasted. Two shared... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

waitress had bad attitude&arguing with another waiter. had multiple appetizers. grape leaves were bitter-never had bitter ones in my life. other items were somewhat small portions, and only fair tasting. for what you got, i thought the prices were high. not in any hurry to return.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great food can become lousy food when the wait staff is inattentive and you make reservations that run late in being honored. Might be really good food, but I'll never recommend it or return because people find the service to be disappointing. Recent price increases should drive away more people

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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: Families with children, Romance, 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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