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“Second visit - not disappointed.”
Review of Efes Restaurant

Efes Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 693 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Second visit - not disappointed.”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is our second visit to Efes and this time was just as good. Booking is essential as it always seems busy. Went for the special meze starter which is delicious and gives a good selection of what's on offer if you can't choose. The pitta bread is excellent for dipping.

The main courses are quite meaty (unless you opt for the limited vegetarian choices) but delicious. Cooked to perfection on the open flame grill. Service is friendly and efficient. Tried a Turkish wine which wasn't that bad, if a little expensive at £23 a bottle.

Food is at least equivalent to some of the delicious grilled foods I've had in the Kas region of Turkey. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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English first
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Jeans & T'shirt place.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Fish kebabs really tasty.
Atmosphere wasnt the type of place to spend much time in.

Lovely food and good value. You can watch the chef busy at work but the place lacks warmth and uncomfortable seating with poor interior that many other establishments in the area seem to have managed.

Okay but only if you are seeking this style of food.

  • Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dinner - Dec 24th, 2013”
Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Went for a dinner witg some friends. We didnt have a reservation, but were accommodated immediately by v courteous staff.

The food itself was okay. Also, there could have been more vegetarian options and soups.

Reasonably priced. Remained full the entire time we were there. Their service was v fast and efficient!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent change”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

From the chains. Good tasty turkish foods and flavours. Great for proper kebabs (like you would get in Istanbul or even Bodrum) if you want to give in to carnivorous desire for meat. I especially love the smokey babaganoush and tabbouleh in their sharing platter - but the kebabs are the main dish in this place. The Patlican with aubergine is my choice.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Efes is just off the centre of Cambridge and as a result feels more like a local rather than a tourist restaurant.

The range of traditional Turkish food is fully catered for and there is an excellent set meal at a reasonable price. If I have a grumble it is that the menu has not changed in years. That said the food is well cooked and with good portions, without being large. There is a reasonable range of good wines, mostly Turkish, which are well priced.

For me though the staff make Efes. Most have been there for years and a friendly and helpful.

Reservations are usually required. A minor gripe is when they have two sittings some weekend evenings.

Overall highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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