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185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
+1 650-625-8155
11:00 - 22:00
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Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here since it first opened. The staff are friendly, efficient and good. The food is outstanding.

Thank who_is_just_me
San Jose, California
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239 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though Mountain View has many cool options on busy Castro Street ... we always end up at Ephesus. I just love this place! Whether it's dinner in the cozy dining room ... or lunch on a sunny day on the lovely patio ... I've not ever been disappointed. My favorite dish is the vegetarian plate ... perfectly grilled veggies... More 

Thank Jules T
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to dine with friend and family. Place is not so big so plan accordingly. I loved the koobideh (I know spelling is wrong) they have. Really the best. The faro they serve with it is just amazing. I attached a picture of my nearly empty place as proof!

Thank John V
Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is nice, the lamb was good. We got a player of mixed appetizer with bread, was delicious.

Thank dima d
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I've been for business lunch and solo dinner. Either way you go, it is a nice comfortable atmosphere. All the dishes and appetizers I've had were wonderful, but I never skip the baba ganouj and the hummus! The service was attentive and friendly. A charming place to go in downtown Mountain View.

Thank Michelle A
San Jose, California
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306 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We chose this place for lunch as I liked the reviews so thought of giving a try.. was worth the visit.. the place is quite small but getting in wasn't that difficult. Several vegetarian options were there for us to choose.. Food was very tasty and hot, service was very good too..

Thank JupiterNine
Solon, Ohio
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

1. Service is good 2. Foods ordered were great, Calamari, Thin Greek "pizza" 3. Atmosphere is ok 4. Server recommend house Greek dish did not disappointed me. 5. All seemed fine 6. Will return in the future

Thank Ray H
Northern Cal
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place has pretty authentic Greek/Turkish food. The bread, the salad, the gyro meat and lamb are good. Although the place is not too big, but it is a cozy restaurant with outdoor seating. I would recommend people going if they want Greek/Turkish food.

Thank happyglobaltraveler
Mountain View, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

No dinner reservations for a Friday night but still decided to hit up Castro. After finding out that the wait time at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot was a 45 minutes we decided to walk and glad that we did. We didn't have to wait for a table at Ephesus and we got a table right outside, so we could... More 

Thank ElviraME
Reykjavik, Iceland
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251 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Went to Ephesus for lunch, with a group of colleagues. Found the restaurant to be comfortable and offering a fairly interesting selection of good Mediterranean food. The restaurant is on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View and is decorated in casual modern manner with Mediterranean references. It is plenty comfortable to spend time there. The menu has a range of... More 

Thank EagleFlyer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-625-8155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?