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“A great little spot with lots of charm on tap!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Efes Restaurant & Cafe

Efes Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #163 of 289 Restaurants in Kusadasi
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Kitchener, Canada
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“A great little spot with lots of charm on tap!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

Stopped at this restaurant while staying in Kusadasi on my recent trip to Turkey. We were staying at the Ilayda Hotel and decided to wander down the street to find a bite to eat instead of eating at the restaurant.

We came upon a very sharply dressed fellow who beguiled us into his establishment, just off the main street, down a side alley. So glad his charming care brought us in for we were treated to a wonderful evening of food and conversation at the Efes.

Sahin, our server/host extraordinaire, took care to ensure we had a prime seat (what to see the comings and goings on the street beside us and to get a solid view of the sunset over the sea), suggested a wonderful Turkish red wine (Majestick) and gave an extensive overview of the establishment's various dishes. He recommended the chicken kebap in particular. I elected to follow his suggestion. Over the course of the evening, we learned a good deal about Kusadasi, Turkey, and of Sahin himself. As is his gentlemanly way, he treated us each (my friend and I) to a single red rose, which made for a lovely cap to a wonderful evening of dining.

The ambiance is one thing -- it's eclectic, being street-side, and a busy side-street at that, along with great charm, ambiance, entertaining hosts and great food!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Efes (which is a regular haunt for a good many British expatsin Kusadasi... with loads of British fare on the menu, btw, along with great Turkish dishes), and made a new friend in Sahin. A trip to the restaurant will make for a most entertaining and enjoyable evening. Enjoy!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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