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185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
+1 650-625-8155
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beyti” (9 reviews)
“moussaka” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the dishes have similar taste to what you would have from a restaurant in Turkey. Lahmacun is awesome.

Thank Cihat Göktuğ G
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I was very hungry for a gyro sandwich and Avgolemono (Greek lemon) soup. For some reason the soup was not available as an aside with the gyro. The gyro was served as a wrap and not in pita bread. And feta cheese was $1 extra!...More

Thank CalifTravelerOne
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Ephesus has a nice ambiance. Our group really enjoyed sharing dishes. The moussaka and lamb beyti were excellent, but we honestly enjoyed everything we tried. We had a helpful waiter that answered all of our questions.

Thank Mechelle T
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I had chicken souvlaki, my friends - a Turkish stew which name, unfortunately, I can’t remember. Service was friendly and accommodating. Turkish tea was perfect on a cold evening. We shared a khaffeh for desert. It was delicious, sweet but not overwhelmingly so like in...More

Thank dbsubscribe777
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Ephesus is an excellent Mediterranean restaurant in Mountain View that offers an extensive menu, freshly prepared food, and excellent service. Service was extremely friendly and noise level was perfect to conduct a business meeting over lunch.

Thank RoadWarrior_LG
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Fantastic food, on multiple occasions. Manti and Iskender we were already familiar with, and they tasted great. The lamb Beyti was a revelation; definitely something to look for from now on, as is Kunefe – such a lovely dessert! Great service as well. Highly recommended.

Thank rnout
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We have tried many of the menu items at Ephesus and never been disappointed. Food is well prepared and flavorful, with some out of the ordinary treats on offer. Going early or sitting outside will help keep the noise level down because it can be...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Recently our party of 7 ate dinner at Ephesus. The food is fine, however, I would not return as the noise level makes it impossible to hear anyone speaking. Location is good though--right on Castro Street, but with so many choices, this wouldn't be one...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I just ate one of the best soups of my life. Listed as white bean and lamb soup, it was rich and flavorable without being the least bit fatty. I was able to dip the delicious complimentary bead into the soup for added enjoyment. I...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed July 31, 2017

I am fan of Turkish/Mediterranean foods, I ate in Istanbul, Ankara, Athens, .... And I guess this is the reason i did not like the restaurant!!! We had lunch: - Chicken warped in thin bread (?) w/ souse and Yogurt ---> don't recommend - A...More

Thank hosnegar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$9 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-625-8155
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