Efes Turkish Cuisine

Phoenix/Tempe Metro, Arizona

Closed as of Dec 22 09

1701 East Guadalupe Road
Tempe, Arizona 85283


3.5 / 4 votes

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Exquisite Middle Eastern food in a romantic setting

Efes was named best Middle Eastern food by The New Times in 2004. Not bad for this upstart Middle Eastern restaurant.

And there's plenty to choose from for vegetarians; including 8 appetizer selections of such treats as hummus, stewed eggplant, stuffed grapes leaves, grilled eggplant, and stuffed eggplant.

There's also two veg soup choices, two salad choices, and two veg sandwiches (a falafel and an eggplant).

Plus, 4 vegetarian entrees (which are $1 more for dinner); consisting of a mixed vegetable stew, a green bean stew, a stuffed grape leave platter, and a Bulgar wheat dish. Entrees come with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and a cabbage salad.

Go and see why The New Times considers this place Numero Uno.

Added by Steve Carlson on Oct 30 04 (last updated Dec 28 09)

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The food here was pretty good...but the reason to come is for the belly dancing! They have live dancers on Friday & Saturday nights and it is quite a fun atmosphere to enjoy dinner and drinks.

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South Tempe


Located at the southwest corner of McClintock and Guadalupe Rd; at the far northwest end of the complex.


Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Turkish


  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11:30am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 9:30pm
11:30am - 10:30pm
noon - 9pm

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