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Ephesus Restaurant

$$ - $$$
West Seattle
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5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136-1209
+1 206-937-3302
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Could only gather family on a Saturday night but service was excellent nonetheless. Nice choice of mezes, salads, soups, and entrees. Ditto on wines.

Thank walthorticulture
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to this place for years and enjoy it every time. Take away or dine in the family who owns it is delightful and the food is wonderful. Romantic atmosphere but also good for kids.

Thank FrancescaCFG
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you're into paying twice the going rate for a kebab of grilled meat...then this is the place for you. I learned years ago in the restaurant industry that; if you put something you are selling on a stick, people will buy it! It is tasty, but why would you pay this kind of money for food you could make... More 

Thank Old P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot for basic Mediterranean kebabs and stews. The pita bread is the best I've ever eaten, enjoyed with the ersme (am I remembering the name correctly)???) which is a spread made with peppers and pomegranate off the appetizer menu. Very cool interior makes it feel far more exotic than its unassuming spot next to a Rite Aid would suggest.

Thank Catherine H
Seattle, Washington
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301 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This restaurant has been here a long time. They mostly have Turkish. middle eastern kind of food, like kebobs, hummus, etc. The food is good and the service is friendly so try it out.

Thank Edmund1020
Kent, Washington
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I wasn't looking for a Turkish restaurant when we discovered this place 3 years ago, and had never had Turkish food before- but we certianly became giant fans of this place in a hurry. Let me just say, that we like this place enough that we will drive from Kent to West Seattle a couple times a year to eat... More 

Thank Stace B
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

One of the worst experiences at the restaurant EVER! I am not exaggerating and have never said this in review before! To make a long story short- our friends made a reservation. We got there first and the waiter told us there is no reservation under said name. We knew there was one for sure so we talked to the... More 

1 Thank Mel98037
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Fresh and affordable, turkish /greek food. Consistanelly delisious and not pretencious. Hassan is the owner and the man at the grill. After you come for a few times he remembers what you liked and kindly prepares it for you before you even asked! Great place for family gathering. I had a lunch for my daughter wedding there for 40 people... More 

Thank Lucy V
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

If you're not a "foodie" looking for the next trending restaurant but simply love great food, this is the place for you. I've eaten all over Europe and the US and Ephesus is up there with the best I've encountered. No flashy, ridiculously complex creations--JUSY GREAT FOOD!! Go!! You'll love it.

Thank John P
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We ate here the last time we in Seattle. My husband is Turkish, so I like to find Turkish Restaurants when possible. I set the GPS, and found ourselves back again. We started with the Eggplant Appetizer, creamy and delicious, served with the grilled pita bread. My entree, Adana Kebab was a seasoned ground lamb skewer, really delicious. It was... More 

Thank Marlene K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighbourhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-937-3302

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