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Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant, Alpharetta, GA

Cafe Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant

4.6
4.6
101 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

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Mediterranean

  • Alpharetta / Roswell

    Best Food

  • Alpharetta / Roswell

    Best Value

  • Alpharetta / Roswell

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. KF

    KristenF

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have lived in Turkey and LOVED everything about the food, staff and atmosphere at Cafe Efendi.
  2. JK

    JessicaK

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time here!! Would definitely recommend. The food and the service was exceptional. We will be back!!
  4. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent as usual. Updated patio was nice.
  5. EH

    EmadH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and restaurant Tashakorat Best service
  6. t

    toomuchtrouble

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our waiter was only intermittently available. Diners arrived, ate, and departed around us as we waited for him to show up at various points in our meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, and attentive staff. Thank you so much for the great dining experience! We will be back!
  8. h

    hanifenmv

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very pleasant first time experience. We were greeted warmly and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful with food choices. The food is Mediterranean/Turkish cuisine. There were many lamb, beef, chicken and seafood choices. We really enjoyed our dining experience and will be back and would recommend to others.
  9. FJ

    FredericJ

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food is delicious and fresh, and the service is great.
  10. N

    Nicespotfordinner

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visited for first time on Mothers Day. Our Server, Ozlam, was very attentive and on point! Everyone enjoyed their meals, which included Chicken kebab, Salmon, Pita and cheese bread, grilled shrimp, Kofte kebab, and Greek salad. Very enjoyable experience and will return!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time. Great experience.
  12. m

    maxm

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality Med. food at a reasonable price.
  13. MF

    MatthewF

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Do not bring your family here. First transgression is being environment. I feel they should age restrict to 21 and up. It is loud there is hookah smoke being blown everywhere, and the violin techno boom boom music complimented my indigestion in a manner unlike any I've experienced. The food started off terrible with a value club bun offering of the worst factory made hummus I've ever had. This hummus was easily the most mundane factory produced stale fare you will find at a dollar store on special. The meat they serve is quite edible, well seasoned and cooked: however there was a complete lack of anything that tastes fresh or of substantial quality offered with anything they serve. For the money spent and the indigestion and embarrassment of bringing my family to such a establishment: I feel quite ashamed and embarrassed for bringing my family here. For what I spent we could have had a much higher quality level of food, service, and ambiance at a quite a few other establishments. If you are young and looking for a night out on the town: this would probably be good for you. But I feel great shame and embarrassment for bringing my family here.
  14. CS

    CharlieS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    Cafe Efendi has an identity issue. It calls itself a restaurant but it really should label itself a nightclub. In fact they have introduced valet parking which is beyond ridiculous for a suburban restaurant in a strip. I had a 6:45 reservation for dinner and they wanted to seat me in a dark, smoky hallway . I asked if I could be seated in the main restaurant and was informed that it was booked for a private event. They offered the patio which I preferred and was seated there. The music was quite loud but I went with it. The space was big and only 2 other tables were occupied with quiet diners. The speaker was right above our table and they kept changing the music and playing with the volume. I asked our server if they could turn it down as by this point my friend and I had to stop conversing. She obliged and they turned the volume down a little. Then the speaker went in a feedback loop and all of us were completely shocked and startled by the vibration and sound. This happened a few times at which point I decided to walk in to request they turn off the music or keep the volume down low. The gentleman I spoke to agreed and the volume was turned down a bit for about 3 minutes. Then another guy came out looked at our table and the music was turned back up to ear piercing conversation stopping level. By this time we had given up on the evening. Our waitress who was lovely and obliging apologized for being unable to do do anything about it. So if you want to have dinner with conversation this is not the place for you. If you want a classy, elegant club experience this is also not the place for you.
  15. LI

    LovinIt

    Atlanta

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our evening at Cafe Efendi. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the hummus, babagoush, the zucchini pancakes, and tzatziki as appetizers. Our server recommended a wonderful Turkish wine which we had never had. The entrees were equally as delicious. We will definitely be returning.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The atmosphere was just right. The service was beyond exceptional. The food was AMAZING! The hookah was definitely on point. Nothing bad to say at all. Everyone was attentive and catered to our needs. Even provided the full menu for us to explore. Would love to come here on the weekend and check out the vibe! Worth the drive from east Atlanta.
  17. TR

    ThabaR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  18. R

    Rajarani

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I took my wife and my 4 year old daughter there for valentines day and we had no idea that the food menu was pre-set for that day. The price of $100/couple, if the food was enough and tasty, was worth it, but we came home hungry. On top of that, we were charged gratuity on a PARTY OF 3!! Absolutely insane. We are never going back there nor referring our friends to dine in. Cafe Efendi, as most restaurants do, you all need to let Opentable know when you have a pre-set menu so people would be aware and make reservations accordingly.
  19. K

    Karina

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service! The ambiance could be improved upon if they want to increase broader appeal. The music was loud and more geared to a young crowd which was actually inappropriate for the guests present that we observed. We will definitely go back again!
  20. C

    Catherine

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful in every way. High energy and enthusiasm.service with broad smiles.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience all around! Food was wonderful!
  22. s

    sorens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best... superb service as always. love this place.
  23. CB

    ChrisB

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    New Years Eve celebration was more expensive than should have been based on what was provided. Unfortunately we thought we were going to just have dinner, since there was no New Years Eve celebration details mentioned on the website. Once we arrived it was explained that it was a fixed menu that cost $90/person plus drinks, other than the glass of champagne at 12:00am. The total meal with a bottle of wine and an already added 20% tip cost $280. I little pricey for a shared appetizer, two mixed grill entres, desert and a bottle of inexpensive wine. On the bright side, the grilled meats were enjoyable as was the milk custard dessert.
  24. CR

    CajunRick

    Atlanta

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! The food and service at this restaurant were excellent. We started with the appetizer sampler - each and every item on the plate was absolutely delicious. I had the vegetarian moussaka - some of the best moussaka I've every had, vegetarian or otherwise! My husband got the Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) - VERY generous portion and so good. We can't wait to go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The appetizer sampler, fresh bread, chicken saute, and kunafeh dessert were excellent. The rakı was good as well.
  26. JB

    JenniferB

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful yummy Mediterranean food! One of my family's favorites!
  27. EG

    EricG

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were very happy for the availability of a last minute reservation on Christmas Eve for a party of 6. The ambiance was really nice; beautiful restaurant that’s nicely decorated. We were nicely greeted and seated on time at a well-placed table. The bread and appetizers were excellent. The grilled chicken (Kabobs) were also excellent. I had a prepared dish with lamb that was just okay. The service was friendly and quite good. There was live music which was also good and added to the evening. The prices seemed reasonable as well. Overall, a nice dinner particularly if you stick with the grilled chicken kabobs for an entree. I don’t recommend the prepared lamb dishes that lacked flavor or tender lamb. It seems the dish wasn’t prepared with time to cook slowly and prepared by someone who’s not familiar with the required spices. This would be a place I’d highly recommend if they fix this aspect of the food.
  28. MM

    MarkM

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    great food, good service. hookah was good with an excellent selection. great experience overall
  29. AV

    AbyV

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Love the food and ambience but music is too loud to have a conversation.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to take my date to Cafe Efendi based off of ratings & reviews. I saw that this place have a nice menu selection, drinks & hookah with music/DJ. The place was energetic. The food was delicious and the hookah was strong lol. Definitely a place I would come back to.
  31. M

    Mitz

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was okay, but ambiance was great. Fantastic drinks, and hukkah!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here & we had a Great experience great food
  33. R

    Rick

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Very noisy, loud music. Focus is on Hookah, not restaurant.
  34. GK

    GraceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was outstanding, didn’t like the music, it should be more middle eastern…
  35. S

    Stephen

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Good and service are top notch.
  36. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food and service as usual. If you like beef the ribeye kabobs are excellent as is the hummus. Not crazy about the hookah smoke, but tolerable. It would be better to have a separate patio area for hookahs or just focus on being a good restaurant and eliminate the hookah bar aspect until after 10pm.
  37. TM

    TimM

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place for a dinner. Food & service excellent! Will definitely be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Daughter’s birthday
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service !! We will be back
  40. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Turkish cuisine! Excellent hummus and kabobs.....good sized portions. Service was good, patio is nice, and belly dancer was good too! We went for dinner and stayed from around 530pm to about 9pm. It was a nice dinner crowd.....a few hookahs out but not smoky or a lot of partying. I think it becomes a bit more of a bar/hookah destination later on in the evening, but not sure as we did not stay. So at least in the earlier part of the evening it is a restaurant and dinner location as opposed to a bar....which in my opinion is a good thing :). If you like Mediterranean style cuisine, it's definitely worth a visit

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 4.6 stars by 101 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
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

  • 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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