"Efesos" advertises itself as a Turkish-Norwegian restaurant, with a Greek styled name and façade. But as soon as you enter the restaurant, it's very clear it is actually furnished in an eastern-asian style rather than any of the above. The ambience is filled with panflute-covers of older pop songs (Bryan Adams' "Heaven", ABBA's "The Winner Takes it All" to mention a few), again in a clear eastern-asian style. Bamboo and lanterns decorate the interior surrounding the tables, and overall, this collectively creates a soothing atmosphere that's enjoyable to dine in.
The food was great! I had a platter of tzatsiki for starters, and a nr. 6, which name I won't even try to remember, as my main course. It was beef with chips, bulgur and a fine peppersauce, of course it was going to taste delicious. The beef was medium well done, and though I prefer it on the raw side, it tasted grate with the other ingredients. The portion was large, and I struggled to finish, but in the end, I managed to devour the entire beast of a plate. The drink selection is also fine, not the highest standard, but well above par.
SERVICE AND EASE
The service was great, though we were the first visitors of the day. It might be different later, and during rush hour, but I had a great experience. The menus are easy to read and understand, no problems figuring out what you wanted or what you were getting. The only real issue was some wrong info in the ingredientlist for the dishes, as we all got bulgur even though the menu said rice. I know this isn't a big problem, but at the same time, I was really up for some god damn rice.
Good food, failing image. My recommendation to this restaurant would be to go all in on the eastern-asian theme, and let go of this "Greek-Turk-Norwegian" image. Also, god damn rice, man.
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