Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant

4.4
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
We are a full service restaurant serving Turkish Mediterranean Cuisine. Our food is prepared daily with fresh ingredients, steeped in authenticity. We strive to provide something for everyone’s taste. Our menu has savory options for the carnivore, vegetarian and other special diets. Our warm friendly environment is suitable for families, groups and individuals to come and enjoy. On weekends we have live entertainment with a musician and bellydance shows. The entertainment continues into the night with music and dancing. We also have a bar area for those who would like to have drinks. We have many selections of beer, wine and liquor to choose from. We also have hookahs for your smoking enjoyment which may be smoked in the bar and patio areas.

Specials

Get your free appetizer with any of dish

Enjoy your FREE Efendi Special Dipping Sauce with Fresh Pide Bread

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 20, 2019

Ends: May 21, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 29 People Are Saying
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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Easter Brunch

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U
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Place! Atmosphere nice enough for special date. House Wine very good. Food very good and authentic. Only negative, they did not honor my coupon for wine; claimed it was a fake.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always. My wife and I enjoy Mediterranean food in California. It is great to find this place.

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BL
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time visiting Cafe Efendi - Not sure what to expect, except that it would be Mediterranean.

Wine - They had a good number of selections. I would have liked seeing more California wines.

Appetizer - We had the sampler. Very good.

Entree - Traditional fare. We did have a vegan with us; their choices were limited.

Ambiance - You felt transported. Interior was nicely appointed, but not in a cheesy way.

Entertainment - They had a keyboardist playing traditional songs - he was okay. They did have a bellydancer that performed, and visited all of the tables.

Dessert - Couldn't tell you. We were pretty satisfied by the time it came for dessert. They did have on display baklava and other pastries that looked good.

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GY
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic with a variety on the menu. Service was great, the server(s) were friendly and accommodating. The venue was relaxing especially was impressed with the horse carving on the wall in the main dining area. I would recommend Cafe Efendi to family and friends, this was our second visit in 2 weeks.

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KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very authentic Turkish restaurant in both food and ambiance.
The service is professional and friendly.
This is my favorite restaurant!

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MS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and service was outstanding.. looking forward to coming back to try everything on the menu

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food is not good just for the ambiance we pay the money but good place to chill out have hookah and stuff but food taste is bad. Lamb we ordered was hard, a little uncooked and salman tastes really bad with too much fish smell not every restaurant has salman like that. The salad is the most worst part which is way too sour that we can’t even have half of it. I dnt know if they even tasted their salad atleast once till date before they serve

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M
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went for lunch Sat, the place was empty. Service was good, none of us liked the foods.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food as always. The hookah is always a nice addition. Turkish coffee and baklava was perfect. Great service from our waitress and the staff is incredibly friendly. Recommend this restaurant every chance I can to whoever is willing to listen. Will be going back in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! My entire family loves the food. Highly recommend.

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AR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

4 years ago I promised myself not to go there anymore but last Saturday decided to give them another chance and came out disappointed again.
Both times I had problem with service.

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KN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Our waitress was very personable. Only disappointment is that they were out of chocolate cake for dessert! I plan to stop by earlier one day to try the turkish coffee.

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RL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went there for lunch. It was quiet. Service was great and the food delicious. I highly recommend the hummus.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Burthday

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JF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to Efendi's and we loved it. Authentic food,music and excellent friendly staff. Will definately be back

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FF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to the staff at Cafe Efendi for a great date night with my wife. Our servers graciously shared menu ideas and also about their amazing Turkish heritage. The food was and the belly dancing was an added bonus. We’ll be back!

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PC
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food for a reasonable price. Well spiced and incredibly tasty place for Persian / Mediterranean food.

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BB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and very authentic Turkish food also excellent service very nice belly dancing great music and great atmosphere

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KP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as was service. Good menu. The bar has a very nice ambience, candles, dim, nicely furnished. Music (videos)was a little too loud but appropriate tunes for the venue. There is a very nice patio to sit on. Main room is one large room pretty bright, no intimacy in that room. Sit in the bar if you want a bit darker.

Overall great, we'll be back!

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S
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unexpected and very tasty foods.
Server was very attentive but not overly. Owner of the place came by to greet us as well after we sat down and also during our meal. We ate early dinner around 5:30pm and the place was empty. We were the only ones there until about 6 or so. Felt a little unusual for what seamed to be a very nice looking and feeling place. Not sure why there was not so many at the time we ate but this was our first time here. Food was very tasty. I had Lamb Kabobs and wife had "after her 3rd try" a dish I can't remember the name of but it was ground lamb cooked on a flat skewer. Quite spicy for our tame palettes. Still quite good. I felt the prices were also reasonable.
I mentioned her 3rd try before because, they didn't have the first two items she asked for. Out of Gyro's and out of another one I can't remember the name of. but on Saturday night? Seems like the one doing the buying didn't prepare well for this Memorial Day weekend.
The place appeared quite clean and managed well for space. But, per my wife, the restroom was very poor in cleanliness. Managers, take note, this is a big deal to everyone but mostly to women. And why shouldn't it.
Since we were there early, we didn't get to see the live music or any of the touted "belly dancing ladies". For real. They had a TV in the other room I could see from where I was sitting and it was showing a continuous clip / advertisement of Greece, want to go there now, and also about this restaurant showing the aformentioned.
I would recommend this to others as it was very authentic feeling and tasting.

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, outstanding service, friendly management

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L
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good Food, really good for vegetarians. Friendly staff. Prices are very reasonable.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good turkish experience. A little different then the actual food there is in Turkey, but tasty and served by very nice people. I will surely return to this place to try other dishes and enjoy the oriental atmosphere

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the experience and will be returning

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was good. As always Cafe Efendi comes through!

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AD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and we had a blast. Entertainment was fabulous and the atmosphere was great, especially for a local neighborhood options.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not a great valentines dinner. My wife’s falafel was burnt. My Doner kebabs were cold. Our hummus appetizer tasted watery. Live music was too loud. Ambiance was weird. The restaurant was really bright not the best mood lighting for dinner.. on a positive note our server was okay.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor, great service and delicious food. They have an outdoor patio that would be a lot of fun when the weather cooperates. They have live music and belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.

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