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Ephesus Restaurant

5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136-1209
+1 206-937-3302
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pita bread” (3 reviews)
“kebab” (5 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136-1209
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I have only found one other Turkish restaurant in Seattle. Turkish cuisine appears to be very underrepresented in the Emerald City so I was happy to find this place. My initial impression was very positive as I entered the establishment--it's a very pleasant room, with...More

Thank SteveLikes_3_Stars
Reviewed 3 December 2017

If you want a delicious, Turkish dinner in a restaurant that is quiet enough to really visit with friends and with a warm and cozy decor this is your restaurant. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.

Thank NCSue67
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We found this Jem on our first trip to Seattle. Food is really good and even if the prices are a bit on the high side it's still well worth the money. We have never had to wait to be seated and the food came...More

Thank johnp36942
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Wonderful dining experience in a vintage home in West Seattle. The seating was very special and had a grand feel.. We enjoyed traditional Turkish dishes including Toprak Guvec, which is an oven baked casserole with salmon, scallops and shrimp, cooked with potatoes, tomatoes and other...More

Thank Beacon411
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Had the Adana Kebab and a chicken dish with spinach. Fresh and full of flavor. Friendly staff and attentive service.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 August 2017 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 28 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 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
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
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...More

Thank Old P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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