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Efes Restaurant

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78 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
+44 1223 500005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank IanH H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Z B
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
31 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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Came here with a group of friends over the weekend and had a lovely time. The staff were really attentive and provided quick service and the rose wine was really enjoyable for a very reasonable cost. The pitta and hummus that we had to start was tastey and the bread was really warm which is a great touch. However I... More 

Thank jessicadams13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I really enjoyed my meal here with my husband, I'd been looking for a nice Turkish restaurant in Cambridge for a while since my favourite one closed. The baklava was absolutely wonderful, raki was great, very impressed with the good, our waiter was lovely to talk to and seemed genuinely pleased that we tried and enjoyed everything. I'll definitely be... More 

Thank Kitty S
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch and it was rather disconcerting to arrive to an empty restaurant. The restaurant itself is nice with full view of the grill etc and we were warmly welcomed. We ordered the meze for two. It was OK, plenty of pitta bread ( often you don't get enough) and a good mix of things go try such... More 

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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
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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?