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Efes Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
+44 1223 500005
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Better than average Turkish food at a reasonable price. Excellent pitta bread with the starter. The bread served with the kebab didn't work as well. I would have liked a better choice of wine by the glass - 1 white, 1 red. The red was OK, but I would have preferred a glass of Buzbag.

Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on recommendations we decided to try Efes for dinner. We opted for the set menu as you then have the option of trying a variety of all the dishes and it was only £20 per person. All food was beautiful and well presented, I especially liked the selection of cold starters. What made Efes special was the fantastic service... More 

Thank Mgnlj2112
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely welcome when we arrived, excellent service, fast and very efficient. The waiters very friendly. All the food was tasty and delicious. All in all a very enjoyable meal in a great atmosphere.

Thank Julie N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my food. The patlican starter was delicious. My lamb shish delicious. We had a fantastic waiter who really looked after us. The Turkish wine was amazing. Great evening! Going back again.

Thank Tess W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's good. The menu is traditional Turkish and varied. What differentiates is that the quality is really excellent and the service is really friendly and prices are very reasonable. That combination seems to ensure that this remains one of the most popular restaurants in Cambridge year after year. Simple and effective. Don't forget to try that Turkish wine. It is... More 

Thank David T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Efes is my favorite Cambridge restaurant by far! The food is really excellent and also very good value for money Same for the wine The place is often very full but the staff are always friendly and will find room to squeeze you in even if you haven't booked in advance. I particularly recommend their "Special Meze" as a starter... More 

1 Thank IanH H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely mid-week experience. The staff were warm and welcoming as soon as we got through the door. The decor is authentic and subtle. Ambiance was good. We had the hummus and falafel which were both to die for. We both had the kebab with yoghurt which was lovely. The spicy sauce wasn't too long bet powering... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for the last 5 years. At the beginning food was great, well worth the amount we paid. As years went past we noticed the prices go up and the portions get smaller. The last time we went portions were much smaller and the prices sky high. Service is good atmosphere is nice if... More 

1 Thank Z B
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Had a light lunch here and enjoyed it. Shared a mixed meze and a tasty aubergine dish and our son had a chicken kebab which he said was very good. Nice ambience with the open fire and attentive service. One improvement would be the real Turkish bread rather than pitta but we emerged replete.

Thank Jim F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Really enjoyed my romantic meal here with my husband. The staff were so polite and attentive, probably the best I've ever met in a restaurant! I really recommend the Baklava and the mixed cold mezze, it was so nice and a great alternative to the restaurant I used to go to, will be back again in the future.

Thank GacyGhoul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $31
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 500005

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