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US$6 - US$57
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great time at Efendy. Large group with 1 wheelchair for a birthday and they accommodated everything without any issue. Managed to sort all the drink orders despite the raucous group! Loved the cocktails, which covered a broad range. Food was fixed menu,...more food than even double the number of people could have eaten! Halloumi was outstanding, meats well cooked, accompaniments all cooked well. Many of the dishes were quite unique, a twist on the basic and much appreciated.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant which was recommended by friends. The food was excellent with generous servings. The banquet looked tempting but I’m glad we only went for mains and a dip as we had to get a doggie bag! We are...starting to emerge from our cocoon after COVID and this was a great place to do it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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SomerSiv, Owner at Efendy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2021

Merhaba Kayakersydney, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at our contemporary Turkish restaurant in Balmain. We’re excited to see you had a fantastic time and enjoyed our Turkish food - especially the servings! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 16 December 2020

This was a lovely place to have dinner, even if it's full it doesn't feel loud or overwhelming. We sat indoors near the entrance and was lovely inside, we can't wait to try the patio next time. Meals were good portions and delicious! We wouldn't...hesitate to come again and to bring friends. Definitely very authentic and worth a tryMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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SomerSiv, Owner at Efendy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Merhaba clineaus, Thank you so much for your review of Efendy Turkish Restaurant. We’re thrilled to see you had a great time when you came for dinner and enjoyed the food and portion sizes. We've recently launched our Mangal (barbecue) Lunch on Saturdays & Sundays...More

Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely BBQ lunch at Efendy with a friend and the food and service was incredible! Such generous portions and the staff were so friendly and attentive, helping us to decide on a lovely Turkish wine to have with our food. Would highly recommend...to all my friends and family!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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SomerSiv, Owner at Efendy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Merhaba Natasha, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of our cosy Turkish restaurant and in Balmain. We’re glad to see you had a great time at our Mangal Lunch with your friend and enjoyed the generous portions and attentive...More

Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

The vibes and the food in Efendy makes you feel like in Turkey, lovely and attentive staff. Food was delicious, we loved how many vegetarian options there are on the menu. Wine list is amazing, You could even find vegan and organic wine options. Love!!...Thanks Efendy!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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SomerSiv, Owner at Efendy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Merhaba Tatived, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at our contemporary Turkish restaurant in Balmain. We’re excited to see you had a fantastic time and especially enjoyed our vegetarian dishes (yes there are plenty indeed!) and extensive wine list...More

Reviewed 22 November 2020

We went to Efendy with friends to try their new barbecue menu and overall it was a great. Service was also very attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2020
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SomerSiv, Owner at Efendy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Merhaba Charles, Thank you so much for your review of Efendy Turkish Restaurant. We’re thrilled to see you had a great time at our Mangal lunch. The team hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 November 2020

Simply great,basicly perfect. Service,food,staff everything was lovely. Thanks for a good time. We'll be back for sure.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2020

The people running the show at Efendy have no empathy, are untrustworthy and negligent, are utterly unprofessional, and have zero customer service and communication skills. My mother's 60th milestone birthday party was intended to take place at Efendy for friends and family. The event was...booked a month in advace after my mother made an appointment to view the venue and discuss the menu for the event. A credit card was given. Three days before the event, my mother called the restaurant to confirm the details of the birthday party. She was told that due to renovations, the event could no longer take place. The fact that no one from the restaurant even bothered to call my mother as soon as they were aware of this fact is obscene negligence. No one bothered to call at all, leaving no possibility of finding an alternative venue. It is shameful and cruel to be so careless in communicating to your customer that their highly anticipated event can no longer take place: an event that was intended to bring joy and connection in the midst of a pandemic year when people have struggled with feeling isolated. Shame on you Efendy.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Attended with my daughter and was a little disappointed with the menu. It was very limited and definitely lacking the rich Turkish cuisine. The food that I did order was delicious but would have loved to have a wider variety in the hot food selection.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

Food was wonderful. However, we were given an upstairs table in spite of the fact that one in our party had a walking stick. She has had a knee replacement operation and cannot walk without her walking stick. You can spot her need a good...200 metres away. One look at her and staff should have without prompting taken care to switch us to a downstairs table - whichever table was allocated to us at the time of booking. This is also bearing in mind that their stairs are narrow and not particularly well lit. Coming down it proved to be a major challenge. We were there on a Friday evening and our booking was for 6.30pm. A third of the tables were occupied at that time, so it’s not that they could only fit us into their restaurant with the last available table. Yes, we had a booking (made two weeks prior). We didn’t know enough about the restaurant to request a downstairs table as we assumed it was all on one floor. Please, be more aware of the needs of individuals.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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mhump3
14 September 2019|
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Response from Jeannie G | Reviewed this property |
Seems Liz has answered your question. We're currently in the UK andmit's lovely to see that dogs are welcome in most pubs and restaurants... and on public transport. We have a long way to go in Sydney in this regard.
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30 April 2019|
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Response from DesiP22 | Reviewed this property |
no real menus for children, the menu might be a little fussy for them.
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LibbyF123
21 August 2017|
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Response from efendygroup | Property representative |
Hi Libby, no we are not. Thanks
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Efendy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4