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“Authentic Turkish Food and Warm Welcome” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Efes Restaurant

Efes Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 677 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Turkish Food and Warm Welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

As a lover of Turkish cuisine and of Turkey then having the Efes Restaurant on our doorsteps is just outstanding.
Amazing that a restaurant that does not offer discounts yet is nearly always full then this characteristic must say a lot about its food, value for money and its atmosphere. Hope this combination of ingredients continues to make this a top place to go out to for ever ! James

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Fresh Ingredients make the difference”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The restaurant is located on Kings Street which is not easy forparking, but if you are in the city already then its fairly central but tucked away.

Its fairly small, and its a little bit different as the food is all cooked in front of you by a guy on a large grill. Even the food before its cooked is on show foryou to see. Of course anywhere that is prepared to show youall this, has nothing to hide, and we are always impressed here at how fresh the food is. The salads are crispy and full of moisture, even in the middle of winter!

There is a nice selection of dishes and, although no sauces, they can prvide you with a bowl of very tasty chilli sauce if you ask.

This is not really a place for great wine or desserts, its just good quality fresh turkish cuisine. Prices are very reasonable. Sometimes the service can be a little slow, but the staff are all friendly and I think they are probably related.... so everyone cares.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cambridge-Critic
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Buzzing place. Always packed. Good food, friendly service, reasonable price, huge portions. As it happens it is close to 2 cracking pubs in The Champion of the Thames and the St Radegund, which is a real bonus.

Visited November 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

the food was great and staff very friendly. It was quite busy on a Monday night, and that would tell much about the place. Affordable prices too, I would definitely eat there again!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Terra79
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing taste and great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We ordered the set menu meze, at £20pp and for this we were given very generous portions of all dips, prawn cocktail, falafel, stuffed vine leaves, feta, a basket of pitta, pinto beans, borek, etc. This was followed by the mixed kebab, this was beautiful and massive, chicken, lamp cutlet, minced kebab, lamb shish, chops, salad, rice and homemade chilli sauce. After this feast we were also served baklava and a fruitplatter to share with the option of tea and coffee.

All in all a wonderful meal, great value for money on the set menu, nice atmosphere.

Book a table, they are very busy!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jadeyb2
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