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Ranked #2 of 131 Restaurants in Balmain
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $49
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Balmain
Description: Efendy means gentleman in old Turkish, but everyone is welcome here. Located on the corner of Darling and Elliott Streets, in a historic sandstone Victorian mansion, Efendy is a modern Turkish restaurant, complete with a basement bar, run by Istanbul-born owner and chef Somer Sivrioglu. The popular restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering authentic Turkish delicacies, using local and sustainable produce, prepared meze style for sharing. Lounge and chat in the dining area, where the walls are covered in Turkish comic book posters, while you graze away on meze which includes baba ghanoush topped with pomegranate or gobsmackingly good, ordek borek, duck, barberries and cinnamon in thin crisp pastry.
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

My partner and I went to Efendy last night and we loved it. The menu was quite different to last time I went and I was at first a bit concerned that the choices were limited. The waitress was really helpful in advising us with our selection and we were delighted with the food. Such great flavours. We particularly enjoyed the eggplant dish.

The service was really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We selected Efendy because it had been so well reviewed on Trip Advisor and we were certainly not disappointed. We are visitors in Sydney from London and this is the best Turkish food we have eaten outside of Turkey. The menu was well annotated, flavors were wonderfully subtle, and the staff could not have been more helpful. We shared many dishes and each was both unique in presentation and outstanding in taste. The chef even brought us some specialties to sample. We shall certainly return.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cremorne, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Exotic Flavours”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Sample the exotic flavours of Turkey in the middle of Balmain, dishes are traditional with good menus explanations. If you have not tried this style of cuisine then have the banquet at $58.00p.p not cheap but good 3 course selection and plenty of food well cooked and presented. Staff are helpful and friendly. They do allow BYO mid week but not on weekends.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
“Best Turkish food in Sydney”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We absolutely love this place. By far, one of the best turkish restaurants in Sydney. I love their Koftes and the Mezes are just awesome. I have to visit them again to taste Turkish wines. A great service too! And for a vegetarian there was plenty of choice... am definitely visiting them again.
Check out my other favourite eat-outs in Sydney here http://travel.stills360.com/experience/our-favourite-eat-outs-in-sydney/

  • Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Turkish Delight!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This venue is relaxed, with a pleasant atmosphere and good service, a wonderful experience for family and friends alike.
The food is, I would say, the best Turkish experience in Sydney.
It was like being in Istanbul, with the selection of meats, sauces, dips and of course, the multi choice dessert plate - which disappeared in a flash!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Liz W
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