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“Leisurely good eating”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Efes Restaurant

Efes Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 683 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $31
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Leisurely good eating”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Four of us went dor supper and ordered the set menu for 18.75 and several bottles of good Turkish beer. A couple of hours later, we had eaten our fill and more of splendid meze, first cold, then hot. I didn't count but there must have been more than a dozen dishes, with a supply of bread that just kept coming. Baklava for dessert was completely unnecessary, but very good. The service was efficient and unobtrusive. We were never at a loss for something at hand to eat. This is a great place to go with people you want to linger and talk with -- and it's not so noisy you can't. The food is excellent, authentic Turkish food, and the setting is, too. This is not kebab shop cheap (which has its place), but it's very good value for the quality and quantity of the food.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

One of the nicest places around Cambridge for Turkish food.
Well seasoned meat served with salad on the side.

They only serve Efes beer, which is still ok.

If the restaurant is not full I would ask for a seat further away from the grill as otherwise there is a chance of getting all smelly after the meal

  • Visited February 2013
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United Kingdom
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66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Is Efes in decline?”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We've been going to Efes for years. Five of us ate there tonight and it was terrible. Sadly, I can't be positive about anything. Is it under new management? Don't they care any more?

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely food and friendly staff”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visit Efes fairly regularly and can honestly say, every meal we have had has been excellent. The food is fresh and tasty, the house red wine is divine and the staff friendly and efficient. My husband loves the deep fried liver to start, always cooked to perfection. The mixed kebab is a favourite as it has a bit of everything and the meat is tender and beautifully seasoned. We don't normally manage a dessert but the baklava is lovely. A restaurant worthy of the 5 stars that have been awarded.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Biddy551
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“Terrible”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Close them down- restaurant was poor , slow service , portions are kids portions and undercooked food . Overall go to the chippy !

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Beela1
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