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Cafe Efendi

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488 Main Street, Alpharetta, GA
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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223 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had the opportunity to celebrate a surprise birthday party for a friend at Cafe Efendi, the site of their wedding reception many years ago. Fantastic place !!! Upon entering you are aware of the festive nature of the place with the lively music and a very accomplished belly dancer. In addition to the lively atmosphere the restaurant is... More 

Thank atljpb
Alpharetta, Georgia
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

When we entered, a loud music was on with a live musician and four five ladies gyrating. It was not that crowded at that time. We were seated on a table in the midst of the restaurant. The table was awfully wobbly. we changed it. We ordered appetizers baba ganush and falafel. Ordered main dishes falafal platter, Adnan kabab and... More 

Thank AmitSaha
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Cafe Efendi, what can I say? I've been a patron for many years so that should say something. Cafe Efendi was formerly located in downtown Alpharetta in what is now the La Casa Italian Grill which is where I began going to Efendi. Over the years some changes have occurred with the menu but the proprietor keeps to the basics... More 

Thank T G
Watkinsville, Ga
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We were greeted warmly by several of the staff members and even after we ordered, one of the waiters (not ours) came to our table to thank us from coming to the cafe and to discuss the variety of foods offered here. The menu was filled with intriguing Turkish and other middle eastern options, and we opted for a ground... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Cafe Efendi several times and they always had great food and service but I would recommend to avoid during peak hours as it can get a little crazy in kitchen and as a result the food can come uncooked like it happened to me last time. That was a place I would recommend to friends and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Effendi is basically Turkish, but that includes a wide menu of dishes for any tastes, including vegetarian or non-adventurous hungry people. Friendly staff will be happy to guide your selections and you will be delighted with whatever you choose. It has been a favorite of mine for many years.

Thank thorstenveblen
Alpharetta, Georgia
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944 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,893 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Four of us went for lunch. The food was very good, service was professional, and the items were fairly priced. Ambiance is very Mediterranean in feel. Four lunch entrees, four drinks, and one dessert were $54 without tip. Lunch items are $8-$12 each and there is plenty of food. All tasty and well presented. Mediterranean is a good description. Some... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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238 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Had cocktails and some apps at the bar and really enjoyed them. This is very much a family atmosphere.

Thank spingal26
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We were referred to this restaurant by the crew at a Turkish grocery store called Lazbakkal. The food was great and service was awesome. The owner came to our table and talked with us for a while. It was a great evening. Don't wrap up your meal without a dessert.

Thank Machlo K
Cumming, Georgia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

Informal environment with the service of fine dining. All wait staff was informative, dedicated and deserved the maximum tip. The food was excellent. I had a lamb dish with tomatoes; absolutely no fat, tender very tasty. My husband had the Musakka and it was much different from the Greek, and actually better. The baklava was the best we have ever... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Main Street, Alpharetta, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Alpharetta
  • Phone Number: 770-360-8014

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