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Efes Turkish Restaurant

Whitechapel · Turkish · ££££
Excellent
4.8/6
6 Reviews

About Efes Turkish Restaurant

What is it about Turkish cuisine that makes it just so darn good? Is it the freshness of the produce used? Is it the succulent meats from the charcoal that quite literally melt in your mouth? Or perhaps the glorious array of mezze dishes? To be honest, we think it’s all of the above plus more, and if you’re after the best of Turkish cuisine in London, well the choice is obvious. Efes Turkish Restaurant is a London institution, and has well and truly stood the test of time. Owner Kazim Usta opened the first one in 1975 and hasn’t looked back, and their spot on Commercial Road in Whitechapel is brimming with all the some seriously incredible dishes and all we can say is – why are you still reading? Get down there asap!

Go to Efes Turkish Restaurant Page

Address

Efes Turkish Restaurant
230 Commercial Road, Whitechapel
London E1 2NB

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

Chef's Choice

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Starters

FALAFEL

Deeped fried bean and herb croquettes served with hummus
£4.50

HUMMUS

Mashed chick peas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic
£4.50

SAKSUKA

Sautéed aubergines along with potatoes in an onion and tomato sauce
£4.50
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Salads

EZME SALAD

A seasoned mixed leaf and chopped vegetable salad with herbs
£4.50

SHEPARD’S SALAD

Finely chopped tomatoes, cucumber, onions and flat leaf parsley with a seasoned light dressing
£4.50

GREEK SALAD

A classic salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives with feta cheese, seasoned and dressed in olive oil with lemon juice
£4.50
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Chef's Recommendations

EZMELI KEBAB

Adana Kebab with finely chopped bell peppers a tomato topped with some melted butter
£12.95

ALI NAZIK

Charcoal grilled aubergine with garlic, yoghurt dressing topped with chopped lamb shish
£12.95

HALEP KEBAB

Grilled spicy minced kebab alongside onions, a tomato and butter sauce
£12.95
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Further Information

London favourite Efes Turkish Restaurant are undoubtedly up there with the best restaurants in town. With several peppered through the city, their Commercial Road space in Whitechapel is a local favourite and the team have got the foodie scene buzzing with their extensive menu, and impeccable service. With their menu being so enticing, we’ve discovered the best thing to do is to pay Efes Turkish Restaurant a visit with a group, and opt to share several dishes so you can indulge in multiple dishes and delight those taste buds well and truly.

Start your Efes Turkish Restaurant rendezvous with the mixed mezze of hummus, tabbouleh, caci, rus salatasi and patlican ezme, which is a combination of several starters, and an excellent way to get amongst dishes you perhaps haven’t tried before. Following that, we have a soft spot for pide, which is a Turkish pizza topped with a range of fillings like minced lamb, or garlic sausage and cheese. The team at this London delight also have a range of vegetarian dishes so no matter your dietary preference, you’ll be well-catered for. Located on Commercial Road, this Whitechapel institution simply needs to be sampled, so go forth, feast and enjoy!

6 Efes Turkish Restaurant Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Nuria P.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely service and very friendly staff. Great food! The restaurant is very clean and modern. Busy and popular but not too busy to feel forgotten by staff. Will be visiting again. Thank you very much!

"Excellent"6/6
Hijran A.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service, staff were very friendly efficient and the food was delicious.would definitely go Efes again, we really enjoyed our evening ended the night with complimentary Turkish sweets thanks guys.

"Excellent"6/6
Mark F.a month ago · 1 review

One of the top 10 meals we have ever eaten anywhere in the world. It's great fast service but it's the quality that shines through.

"Great"5/6
Maria B.19 days ago · 1 review

Lovely and comfy restaurant! The food we ate was delicious, well cooked and very tasting! The sweet outstanding! Staff very polite and welcoming! Great place to visit again!!!

"Good"4/6
Raja S.a month ago · 1 review

Good food but pricier than the north London Turkish restaurants. I would visit again though as the meat was of good quality and nicely marinated

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