Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant

4.4
64 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Please let us know if you would like to seat Hookah Area or Family Area for better service. Hookah Area sitting is by the Georgia Law has to be 18+ and Smoking age is 21+. No kids allowed in Hookah Area. Please call the restaurant for any questions.

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 belly dance 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.

Offers

  • Weekdays Hookah

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Wed 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 11:45 PM

    We are offering 11:00 am thru 5:00 pm 30% off on Hookah. Over 50 different Flavors choice. Hookah Smokers has to be age of 21 and older by the law.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 64 people are saying
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4.3
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TimM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place for a dinner. Food & service excellent! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !!
We will be back

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Turkish cuisine! Excellent hummus and kabobs.....good sized portions. Service was good, patio is nice, and belly dancer was good too! We went for dinner and stayed from around 530pm to about 9pm. It was a nice dinner crowd.....a few hookahs out but not smoky or a lot of partying. I think it becomes a bit more of a bar/hookah destination later on in the evening, but not sure as we did not stay. So at least in the earlier part of the evening it is a restaurant and dinner location as opposed to a bar....which in my opinion is a good thing :). If you like Mediterranean style cuisine, it's definitely worth a visit

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LeedesLady
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They will try to charge you for every little thing. No free refills. If you want to add a meet such as shrimp to your main dish, they will not simply charge more to add the shrimp, they will charge you for an entire extra entre and just dump it on top of what you ordered. The food is delicious, and the restaurant is beautiful, but this place gouges you.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rally love this place will be going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

DONT GO UNLESS U WANT HORRIBLE SERVICE

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance and experience! Hookah service was great.

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vipbrittcnp
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Our first time here. The Music was played way too loud and I love loud music, but for dining. Not so much. We were the only two on the dining room side. The hookah side was pretty full as well as the outside. That was not our cup of tea. Waiter was excellent and provided good recommendations. We may get take away in the future but probably won't come back to eat it. Lamb kabobs were top notch!

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LeeS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hoprrible staff, waited and sat for 45min without order being taken. Horrible waitress with attitude. Drove 45min to try this place, only to drink some waters and leave.

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ClintonS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful, the food was amazing, and the hookah was great

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vipCharlesW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, and atmosphere!! We will be going back all the time.

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FoodE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome; great food, great entertainment and the service for two southerners first experience was very helpful and attentive. The atmosphere was festive and very welcoming. Can’t say enough about this place. 10/10’s !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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CaroleH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for fresh Mediterranean food with an authentic atmosphere, Cafe Efendi is your destination. The staff is welcoming, gracious and accommodating to parties of all sizes. The food is authentic, fresh with perfectly balanced flavors and served in a comfortable pace to allow you to fully enjoy conversation and the dining experience.
I highly recommend the whole fish; flaky & moist pared with a generous salad.

Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The tip was confusing they added the tip for two people and at the bottom of the receipt it said suggested tip amounts . We ended up giving 54.00 tip It was misleading . Be careful when you tip .

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KARENA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food and ambience were outstanding!
Recommending it to all my friends snd intend to go back.
Brunch was generous and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great food and amazing service! Loved the atmosphere too!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was amazing. Loved the atmosphere. Food amazing. Music was super loud only downside but we asked to turn it down and they did so but then appeared another staff turned it back up but was more tolerable and they switched to authentic themed music. We loved our food and service so we will be back!!

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vipPageO
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time there. Our server was lovely - couldn't be more helpful! Authentic music and ambiance. Delicious and gracious plenty appetizers and dinner items. I still have leftovers that we are enjoying! We will be back for sure.

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Larry
Atlantic City
46 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is awesome can’t wait to go back.

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AMKWASHINGTONDC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They promised a free appetizer when we booked but then charged for it

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DouglasL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Efendi is a wonderful place to have a Mediterranean dinner. We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The music was a little loud but that was only while the dancer was performing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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vipMSCLICK
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambience fun fun fun love the belly dancers loved my dinner Friday and Saturday night are especially fun because of everybody sits and enjoys and dances and smokes hookah🎊🎉🎊 loads of fun for many many hours so it’s a lot of fun thank you🎊🎉😁💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼

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vipRandi49
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Didn't know this was really a Hookah bar. It presented like it was a regular Mediterranean/Greek restaurant here. Not a deal breaker as we were seated on the other side of the restaurant and it was not overly busy. The side where we were seated could've used a face lift for sure. Server was very nice and tried hard. But - the wrong beer was brought and he insisted it was right. Ok - he replaced it with something else, so it was ok. Ordered hummus and it was pleasant enough though didn't wow us. Then we got Pide which was tasty but VERY greasy. AND the Chicken Soulaki was RAW. Inedible. Had to return it and frankly, was sorta turned off and didn't order any other replacement. At best, the food was average. We just missed the live music and belly dancers, who were coming in when we were leaving. Maybe they would have made the overall expereince better. But - based on our experience, we don't need to revisit any time soon.

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vipbsmith9876
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were three couples. The food was outstanding. All the recommendations were so good. The service was top notch. We love this place!

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RitaA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Way too noisy and the music was way too loud!! I had a headache several days afterwards

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Em1963
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were excellent. Genoa was amazing with conversation, recommendations and made it a most enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing kababs and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Easter Brunch

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MCDRRT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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MarkM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBigLou
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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GaryY
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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KATHLEENB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMarkS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Anilk
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

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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vipMaryamel
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMSCLICK
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant great food fun environment great music love the hookah but it’s a little too noisy sometimes you could be a little bit lower in the dB just so people can talk but other than that we love love love your restaurant thank you🎉🎊🎉🥰

FAQs

Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 360-8014.

Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.