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185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Northern Cal
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has pretty authentic Greek/Turkish food. The bread, the salad, the gyro meat and lamb are good. Although the place is not too big, but it is a cozy restaurant with outdoor seating. I would recommend people going if they want Greek/Turkish food.

Thank happyglobaltraveler
Mountain View, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

No dinner reservations for a Friday night but still decided to hit up Castro. After finding out that the wait time at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot was a 45 minutes we decided to walk and glad that we did. We didn't have to wait for a table at Ephesus and we got a table right outside, so we could... More 

Thank ElviraME
Reykjavik, Iceland
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231 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Went to Ephesus for lunch, with a group of colleagues. Found the restaurant to be comfortable and offering a fairly interesting selection of good Mediterranean food. The restaurant is on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View and is decorated in casual modern manner with Mediterranean references. It is plenty comfortable to spend time there. The menu has a range of... More 

Thank EagleFlyer
Palo Alto, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I very much enjoyed dinner with friends at Ephesus. Sat outside under the trees. Nice people, nice service. Lots of vegetarian options.

Thank Brenton h
Bishop, California, United States
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

So a friend and I needed an afternoon meal, and the whole street smells great with all of the restaurants. The big "Mediterranean food" sign attracted us, and we headed over. We poked our head in the door and asked if we could sit outside. The server told us to just pick a table, and we did. Service was very... More 

Thank Joe G
Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food is delicious, both vegetarian and non vegetarian. We also had tried several appetizers and all were very tasty..Dolmades, Hummas, Tabouleh and Falafel. They also have excellent desserts.

Thank jdedwards48
Mountain View, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

My kids 9 and 12 years old and my husband< who is vegetarian, and I love this place! Fair prices, friendly staff, tasty food, cozy interior - everything in one. Could be crouded on Friday night but it is worth to wait.

Thank Malyasha
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Taste of the food is lacking Mediterranean character -- steamed vegetables aren't seasoned, not even with salt. Kebab was dry, moussaka had barely any meat at all in it.... Also they forgot to bring out at least a couple things from the order.

Thank Vera K
Mountain View, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have been to Ephesus a number of times. Always good.Good value. My husband raves about the Alexander. We have usually been seated right away but I would get a reservation for Fri or Sat night.

Thank Janice S
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Went there for dinner with my cousin bro and his family ( with two kids ) . The service was very welcoming . True to the culture. The kids were comfortable. The food was served promptly. Ordered Kalamari. It was big and nicely cooked while retaining the freshness and the tenderness. The grilled fish was too huge to finish. Rice... 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
Average prices
$9 - $15
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
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
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 16506258155

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