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Ephesus Restaurant

5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136-1209
+1 206-937-3302
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cacik” (3 reviews)
“pita bread” (3 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136-1209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

19.99 for one skewer of meat with some rice. Sorry, no. And I understand adding a gratuity for a party of 8, but 22%?! You're out of your mind. I've had better middle eastern food at half the price.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This restaurant is located in an old house in West Seattle. Definitely ask to be seated in the back porch where you will have a spectacular view of the Olympic mountains. The porch is covered, so it will be fine even in the rain. The...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Old P
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...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Stace B
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...More

2  Thank Mel98037
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Lucy V
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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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