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Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant, Alpharetta, GA

Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant

4.5
4.5
142 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Please let us know if you would like to seat Hookah Area or Family Area for better service. Hookah Area sitting is by the Georgia Law has to be 18+ and Smoking age is 21+. No kids allowed in Hookah Area. Please call the restaurant for any questions.

We are a full service restaurant serving Turkish Mediterranean Cuisine. Our food is prepared daily with fresh ingredients, steeped in authenticity. We strive to provide something for everyone’s taste. Our menu has savory options for the carnivore, vegetarian and other special diets.
Our warm friendly environment is suitable for families, groups and individuals to come and enjoy. On weekends we have live entertainment with a musician and belly dance shows. The entertainment continues into the night with music and dancing.
We also have a bar area for those who would like to have drinks. We have many selections of beer, wine and liquor to choose from.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (770) 360-8014
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering is available in our restaurant,we do delivery also
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant has belly dance show every friday and saturday between 7pm-10 pm,also we have every friday and saturday Live Music between 7pm-2am.
  • Neighborhood
    Alpharetta
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Menu

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    new

Offers

  • Weekdays Hookah

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Wed - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    We are offering 11:00 am thru 5:00 pm 30% off on Hookah. Over 50 different Flavors choice. Hookah Smokers has to be age of 21 and older by the law.

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    Healthy

  • Fulton

    Healthy

142 Reviews
  1. TEREKAM

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were both wonderful. At times the music was too loud. They helped me tackle the bones in my whole fish so that I could dive right in and enjoy. Delish!

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  2. bigb01

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The atmosphere of this restaurant is kind of hard to describe – part fine dining, part night club. We went on a Friday night, and there was a live DJ and belly dancer, which we didn’t expect, but which was really entertaining. The atmosphere is pretty loud, so if you’re looking for a quiet, intimate dinner, this probably isn’t the right place. However, there was a wide variety of patrons there, ranging from families with young children, all the way up to groups of senior citizens enjoying a night out.  The food and service were both very good. Authentic Turkish cuisine, fairly priced. I highly recommend getting the appetizer sampler. Probably the best baba ghanoush I’ve ever had. We will certainly be coming back. I recommend people check this place out - it’s a unique find in Alpharetta. 

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  3. Jimmy

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, but our service was lackluster. Our waitress regularly disappeared for long periods of time, and twice we had to flag someone down to get drink refills and we waited over 20 minutes before having to flag someone else down for our check.

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  4. Jydemash

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as usual. Loved the atmosphere. Will be back.

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  5. Ramo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservation was scheduled for 7:30. At 7:30 I received a text saying due to weather they can not accommodate my reservation which was for my anniversary. A heads up would have been appreciated rather than casually texting me that the reservation is cancelled.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Planned a birthday dinner. Customer service was exceptional. Thank you for helping me make a last min event grand and most memorable.

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  7. KemalP

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Turkish food, great service and value! Highly recommended!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    My only complaint is that the place could use some updating. The carport/outside dining area reminded me of one those garages, turned living areas that someone’s uncle just walled in. I went specifically for the hookah and it was ok. Food was amazing though!

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  9. cheryla

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were excellent. Ambience was relaxing. Service was very good.

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  10. Adel

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very Friendly waiters , willing to explain and warm welcome service. Food was Good . Will definitely come back to try other course .

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  11. Lodges

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Much better options in Alpharetta. The quality vs price just isn’t there.

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  12. FaiyazS

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service. The ambience should be a bit brighter, but still was very nicer hookah bar is also great.

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  13. BLZN

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Turkish food! The whole family enjoyed it.

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  14. SHANTANUK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great food and service. Reasonable prices

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  15. MikeK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Restaurant is beautiful.Service was great.The falafel wasn’t good at all.The kofta kbab was hard as a rock and very dry.Not for my taste maybe for someone else.Sorry,I am not planning on coming back.

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  16. Kyle

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great and the food flavor was fantastic

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gino the waiter excellent service and the food is so delicious! Great Date night!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service was very slow with barley anyone jn the restaurant

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great food. Wonderful ambience with live belly dancing

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  20. SueZ

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Authentic Turkish dinner. I would definitely go back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and fresh ingredients! Large portions with friendly staff. Excellent foods with good prices!

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  22. HALT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and hot. Servers were very friendly.

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  23. Chelsea

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with a small group of friends for my husband’s birthday— The afternoon of the reservation they called to ask if we’d just be dining or if we planned to partake in hookah (we were just dining) so they could be sure to sit us in the appropriate area. It was a little loud as there were several large parties there) and sometimes difficult to hear the server to order, but outside of that it was a fantastic evening. There was a belly dancer, DJ, and a sparkler on my husband’s dessert. I had ordered a salad with falafel as my entree and it came out a little early because the kitchen was backed up. Our server noticed, took it back to the kitchen and got fresh falafel so it would come out with everyone’s else’s meals. I didn’t ask him to do this, he was just thoughtful. This experience far exceeded our expectations of going out for the evening with friends. I would definitely recommend.

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  24. Bump

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Had to send Ribeye back because it was chewy. Our server was awesome. Chairs very uncomfortable.

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  25. chrisuga01

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Husband and I loved this Resturant. Highly recommend.

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  26. SallieB

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed the food - kids and adults. The calimari and appetizer sampler were our favorite starters. Chicken kabob, shrimp kabob, adonner were also excellent. We will be back!

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  27. SYLVIAB

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening celebrating a special birthday dinner, great service, the food was outstanding and we left feeling such joy for a lovely evening!!!

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  28. AbyV

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Love the food and service! The music and dancing is loud and awkward. Perhaps one section of the restaurant could be without the loud music and dance for those that want to enjoy the food and talk!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Our waiter delivered salad and appetizer, then disappeared for 45 minutes. Another waiter noticed and came to save our Valentine’s meal. Very disappointing whenninsawe 18% gratuity was included. I normally tip 25-40%, but didn’t want to leave the original waiter, who showed up to deliver the check. I cash tipped the one who helped me and let the included 18% for the slouch. We will not come back or recommend!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for a dinner with the girls. The food was amazing and the martinis were great! Definitely would eat here again.

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  31. JamesC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter( unfortunately we do not remember his name) was excellent. Attentive and a great sense of humor.

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  32. LisaB

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambiance and food were all superb. This restaurant is a little off the main busy area and you can tell from the many Turkish patrons that the cuisine is authentic. We will be returning!

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  33. F1Fan

    Atlanta Metro

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than Rumi’s We have been going to Rumi’s at Avalon. Since it opened. It is a great restaurant but is always crowded and parking is a mess. The food and drinks are as good at The Cafe and no problems at present with crowds and parking is plentiful. They have Turkish wine that us very flood and at bargain prices. We enjoyed the Labne and bread, soups, lamb and eggplant. My wife thinks they have the best bread. We loved our first visit and will be back soon

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  34. KristenF

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having lived in Turkey, the food was authentic and fantastic. Wonderful staff as well! Extremely welcoming!

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  35. KateT

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    My friend and I split calamari and moussaka. Neither were very good and we were disappointed. Our expectations were that the calamari would be crispy but instead it was limp and not fried well at all. The moussaka was pretty tasteless, needed more spice and was just lukewarm. This was my first time there and I knew it was a long standing restaurant in Alpharetta. If you want Mediterranean food Rumi’s is much better.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve

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  37. PollyannaNoir

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and drinks. staff very polite and professional. belly dancer was amazing

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  38. JeffL

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Also, enjoyed the belly dancing entertainment. She was talented, fun and very beautiful.

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  39. NormaS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my family’s first time dining at Efendi and we were very happy with our food. We will definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 360-8014.

Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant

488 N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Alpharetta
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (770) 360-8014
  • Catering
    Catering is available in our restaurant,we do delivery also
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant has belly dance show every friday and saturday between 7pm-10 pm,also we have every friday and saturday Live Music between 7pm-2am.
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