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185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
+1 650-625-8155
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beyti” (10 reviews)
“moussaka” (8 reviews)
“kunefe” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Arrived here around 5:15 p.m. on a Wednesday evening in August. We chose to sit outside, which is a bit noisy, as there is a lot of foot traffic, as well as car traffic during rush hour. It was also a bit breezy. But, if...More

Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Most of the dishes have similar taste to what you would have from a restaurant in Turkey. Lahmacun is awesome.

Thank Cihat Göktuğ G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I was very hungry for a gyro sandwich and Avgolemono (Greek lemon) soup. For some reason the soup was not available as an aside with the gyro. The gyro was served as a wrap and not in pita bread. And feta cheese was $1 extra!...More

Thank CalifTravelerOne
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Ephesus has a nice ambiance. Our group really enjoyed sharing dishes. The moussaka and lamb beyti were excellent, but we honestly enjoyed everything we tried. We had a helpful waiter that answered all of our questions.

Thank Mechelle T
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I had chicken souvlaki, my friends - a Turkish stew which name, unfortunately, I can’t remember. Service was friendly and accommodating. Turkish tea was perfect on a cold evening. We shared a khaffeh for desert. It was delicious, sweet but not overwhelmingly so like in...More

Thank dbsubscribe777
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Ephesus is an excellent Mediterranean restaurant in Mountain View that offers an extensive menu, freshly prepared food, and excellent service. Service was extremely friendly and noise level was perfect to conduct a business meeting over lunch.

Thank RoadWarrior_LG
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Fantastic food, on multiple occasions. Manti and Iskender we were already familiar with, and they tasted great. The lamb Beyti was a revelation; definitely something to look for from now on, as is Kunefe – such a lovely dessert! Great service as well. Highly recommended.

Thank rnout
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have tried many of the menu items at Ephesus and never been disappointed. Food is well prepared and flavorful, with some out of the ordinary treats on offer. Going early or sitting outside will help keep the noise level down because it can be...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Recently our party of 7 ate dinner at Ephesus. The food is fine, however, I would not return as the noise level makes it impossible to hear anyone speaking. Location is good though--right on Castro Street, but with so many choices, this wouldn't be one...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I just ate one of the best soups of my life. Listed as white bean and lamb soup, it was rich and flavorable without being the least bit fatty. I was able to dip the delicious complimentary bead into the soup for added enjoyment. I...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-625-8155
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