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Ephesus Restaurant

4.5
4.5
83 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-2893

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ozgur Chef

  • Catering

    We cater your events or business lunch

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to make indoor or outdoor events up to 70 people

  • Neighborhood

    West Seattle/Alki

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 83 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
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Seattle

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. m

    ml67

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ate on the Patio. Very roomy and covid-safe feeling. Had lamp chops tasty, but a little overdone, saganaki (excellent) and a terrific Greek Farmers Salad. Everyone was as pleasant and happy as can be.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Teagan served us…when we return we will be asking for him. Really enjoyed our evening.

  3. A

    Anon

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Everything was great except for the belly dancing performance. I was not expecting it and would not have brought my parents-in-law had I known about it

  4. CR

    ColsonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want a nice, simple getaway with a good view, without the crowd and traffic that comes with being close to the water, this is a great place to go.

  5. BL

    BrandyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A dessert case by the entrance, something to anticipate if you eat all your dinner :)

  6. MT

    MTKk

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food great. Served my husband his dinner we had to wait quite a while to get my entree. Never offered a second glass of wine. Everyone very pleasant but just need to work on coordinating service.

  7. F

    Feedme83

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    First time visit. Went for Mother’s Day dinner, so they were busy. Had a reservation but a table was not ready so we had to wait. The staff was nice and very friendly, but extremely slow service (yes I get it, it was Mother’s Day). The waitress recommended a bottle of Malbec that paired well with the family grill platter, which was delicious. Next time I would like to try the dips and a dinner entree. Maybe come earlier, since our dining experience was over 2 hours long without dessert or coffee.

  8. RW

    RyanW

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Pretty solid meal. Upper deck on a sunny evening is awesome. There aren't enough places in West Seattle with outdoor dining options like this. However, this was easily the most expensive meal I've purchased in years. Portions are absolutely huge so consider sharing entrées. Or just do small plates all night. I'll go back, but probably for cocktails and small plates instead of a full blown dinner.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    Music extremely loud. Cocktail service super slow. Servers were great!

  10. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We go several times a week and food and service is always excellent. It's become our favorite restaurant in West Seattle.

  11. MS

    MichaelS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Humus was good. Kabob was not great. The lemon rice soup was horrible.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Was so great! Such good food. Coming back Sunday!

  13. A

    Ashley

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Small plates were amazing, but the entrees lacked a bit and the baklava was unfortunately a miss. Nice server though - just had to wait quite a bit. Will give it another shot though!

  14. FZ

    FrankZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Like there new menu new variety of food. They should keep it up and expand it .

  15. H

    Happy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The wait staff are very efficient, super friendly in a normal manner rather than the forced cheeriness in some places. The food was good, portions generous but not too much. It was full that night so a bit noisy until the large party left. You won't be disappointed and will want to return.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Visit from a special friend

  17. VJ

    VibrantJim

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Awful! That is the best way to describe my Valentines’ Day experience. I was a little surprised to have to pay for 24 hours to park, but I wasn’t going to let that spoil the evening. Having to wait 25 minutes for a table although I had a confirmed reservation was a little frustrating, but it was to be expected given the restaurant wasn’t even checking whether guest had reservations… I feel sore for the lovely couple they turned away, who also had reservations. When they spilt water on my lovely partner’s clothes and boots, we brushed it aside, trying in earnest to have fun. My girl ordered a martini with no vermouth to try to improve the mood, in vain as the first martini had vermouth and the replacement was made with cheap house vodka. And to add insult to injury, all of the food was cold - which I don’t really understand given how busy they were. Suffice to say that I’ll never go back. I love Mediterranean food, but not from here, never, ever again. And the experience wasn’t cheap, with a price tag of over $250… for what? Cold food, cheap drinks and poor service.. no thank you!

  18. p

    pmwsea

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We really enjoyed the restaurant we thought the appetizer, selection of dips and pita, was a little bland but the mains were excellent. Service was excellent despite a busy restaurant.

  19. SH

    ScottH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ephesus recently switched to a Greek menu, and everything was delicious. Service was outstanding and we were well taken care of. We went on Valentines Day so it was very busy, but staff handled everything very well and we were pleasantly surprised with everything.

  20. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service and very clean! Will definitely be back.

  21. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Have eaten at Ephesus multiple times since they changed to Greek focused menu and everything we've tried has been delicious. We're absolutely become regulars and this is one of our go to places in West Seattle.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service. We will be back!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amanda, Justin and the entire staff were very attentive and friendly.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was dining with a group of a friends it was absolutely great thank

  25. DB

    DawnB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been here a couple of times, and most recently they updated their menu with more Greek-focused dishes. The new items were delicious with great flavors and Mediterranean spices. And, they have great signature cocktails. We'll definitely be going back.

  26. KK

    KerryK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I've enjoyed eating at Ephesus several times, usually with friends for special occasions. The food has always been delicious, served in a timely manner and appropriately sized portions. Only once were the vegetables that came with the meal forgotten, but quickly served once this omission was noted to the server. For the price, I think the wine could be poured a bit more generous in the glass. Delicious desserts too. Unfortunately, paid parking in the lot next to the restaurant or free on street.

  27. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful. I had the beef kabob and expected the skewer to arrive on a plate. The presentation was quite different - the skewer was a small sword resting upright in a wood and steel frame! The foursome next to us ordered a sizzling dish. When the server delivered the dish, they torched off the dish and the entire plate erupted with flame as it was served. The presentation has been upgraded. You had the choice of eating inside or there is a covered patio outside.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We enjoyed about half of what we ordered. The mixed grill and beet salad were great. We didn’t enjoy the muhamara and dumplings as much. We’d go again but order differently.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for my anniversary and had an absolutely great experience. Excellent food, amazing service

  30. MW

    MaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Good choice to try during the Seattle Restaurant Week 2021. Will bring more friends to try them out.

  31. MB

    MollyB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous. The food was beautiful and delicious. The service was delightful. Can’t wait to go back.

  32. AP

    APES

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The ambience was lovely and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Although the seafood was a bit of a disappointment, the lamb chops were the STAR of the show! If you eat meat, you have to try them. They are grilled to perfection and pair nicely with a wine. The saffron rice and the cabbage slaw that accompany it are tasty and the rice is so buttery and delicious! We opted for rice over mashed pottos-which was a great decision in our opinion. The sample platter was also nice, the hummus was delicious and the pita was nice and warm. There was great music playing and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Definitely try their gelatos, they are quite lovely. We will definitely be in again for that lamb chop and perhaps some kebabs another specialty of theirs.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    The food is amazing, though there’s been a recent menu change to focus on Greek foods, exclusively. Sadly, some of my favorites didn’t make it. But, it’s a cozy restaurant (converted old home) with indoor/outdoor (covered and open) seating options. It can get pretty noisy indoors, and the covered outdoor seating can be a bit drafty on a bad weather day. But, the food is worth it! I have yet to find something on the menu I didn’t completely love.

  34. Z

    Zora

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. Our server brought us a complimentary hors d'oevre in the honor of our birthday girl. Wonderful experience.

  35. M

    Mark

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around. Lovey experience in the garden room. Excellent service and the food is always special. Generous portions.

  36. BE

    BEMA

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    3 our of the 4 meals were tasty. One wasn't so much - the description was erroneous. It said fresh tomatoes, but it was tomato sauce. Disappointed . Over priced.

  37. D

    Douglas

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good good good

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I sought out a classy and nice Greek restaurant, which is how we found your location. We are from 45 minutes away but I thought the drive would be worth your spot. We were pleasantly surprised with fantastic staff, most of which were knowledgeable about the menu. We were also pretty pleased with the portion size of the appetizer and salads! And the taste of nearly everything was great. I think the desert section is where improvement could be made. Price/portion could be improved. The octopus was good and had a unique taste. I think it was nice to have so much variety on the menu. I understand you guys have specific hours but may be opening a little bit earlier as well could be possible for a future hours? It was my first time trying a Greek wine, and that was delicious.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was good and our food was excellent!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    This is a nice big restaurant with excellent service. Lots of space, great atmosphere and the food was good. I am a long time lover of this restaurant and they have new owners. With the new owners came a change in the food. It’s still called “Mediterranean” but it’s not authentic and nothing like Ephesus 5 years ago. They still have kabobs and the appetizer plates but the secret has gone with the last owners. Sadly, we won’t be returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ephesus Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ephesus Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 420-2893.

Ephesus Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Ephesus Restaurant

5245 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Seattle/Alki

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ozgur Chef

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-2893

  • Catering

    We cater your events or business lunch

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to make indoor or outdoor events up to 70 people

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