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32 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 249-4100
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Efes Mediterranean Grill is Great!

Went to the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick with 7 friends. We toured the Art Museum a short stroll away, then went to Efes for lunch. None of us had been before, but since it was conveniently located near the Gateway parking garage and train station, we decided to try it out. We were greeted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Japan
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick with 7 friends. We toured the Art Museum a short stroll away, then went to Efes for lunch. None of us had been before, but since it was conveniently located near the Gateway parking garage and train station, we decided to try it out. We were greeted warmly when we got to... More 

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highland park,nj
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We go to Efes about once a month and really like the food and the staff. We routinely get the cold veggie platter and the lentil soup. The carnivore kids get burgers. Efes routinely (though not consistently) adds 18% gratuity to the bill (it may be triggered by a party of 5 or more). What irks me is that the... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I travel to this location quite a bit being that I don't live that far, and plus I work in the area. While I work in the industry where taking care of guests is a TOP PRIORITY, I usually them send here if they are looking for really good food and would like something a little different. The gyros are... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went to Rutgers for undergrad so I ate at Efes quite often, although it was a bit pricey for us college students. But the food is always fresh, the people are always so sweet. I love that it's a small place on a busy street. Recently, our local community catered for 135 people. I was so afraid there wouldn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

New Brunswick, NJ hosts several Mediterranean restaurants. So far, this was the best Turkish place I have had food at in metro-NY. The service was polite, pleasant and good. The quality of food and cooking was excellent. The restaurant has a larger space to host events and bigger groups. We were over 50-75 attendees and it was a great experience.... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were scheduled to meet friends for lunch today at the the new lovely upstairs dining room at Efes. Even at noon the temperature was stifling-85 degrees. They were just about to turn on the AC. We asked for ice in our beverage, but there was none available. Whereas the food is good, the environment was uninviting---and we left for... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Everything's amazing, delicious and tastes authentic. I lived in a Turkish neighborhood so that means a thing. From the lamb gyro to the chicken shish-kebab and the baklavas are to die for! The place's always full and we usually have to wait for 10/15min before getting a table but otherwise it's simply unbeatable!

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New Jersey
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141 reviews 141 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

They have the basic average Turkish food with a fast food mentality. Service was very good but the food was your average Turkish food.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the chicken kebabs here! Food always tastes fresh, good sauces & spices, many choices and they are currently expanding the restaurant which will make it even better!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The appetizers are very good. The broad beans and lahmacun are excellent. The egg plant appetizers and baklava are also good. The grilled meat are not as good as the appetizers. I recommend the lentil soup.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (732) 249-4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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