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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Middle Eastern Food

Efes is well located by the Rutgers campus. Our group of 4 ate in the upstairs dining room just after lunch time. By then they were completely out of lamb. For appetizers the stuffed grape leaves and baba ganush were very good with plentiful portions. Two orders of each more than satisfied the four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ben M
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Takeout
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were concerned when we walked into the downstairs take out area with a few plastic tables, but were directed upstairs to the lovely dining room by the affable young woman at the counter. Sierra our server was knowledgeable and very helpful in what and how much to order. The food was amazing. The combination appetizer platter tasted as delicious... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Efes is well located by the Rutgers campus. Our group of 4 ate in the upstairs dining room just after lunch time. By then they were completely out of lamb. For appetizers the stuffed grape leaves and baba ganush were very good with plentiful portions. Two orders of each more than satisfied the four of us. For the main course... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited Efes for the first time with a group of lady friends. It was a very chilly night, and we were seated by the windows. I had to keep my coat on the whole time, but that is my only complaint. The service was friendly and efficient. The server was happy to answer our questions about the unfamiliar menu items.... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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: Turkish, Middle Eastern
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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