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“Decent food, deceiving looks.”
Review of Efesos ANS

Efesos ANS
Ranked #7 of 17 Restaurants in Askim
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
"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
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.

OVERALL
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.

Thank FVOUTRUN
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

here they hava tasty food, taste different than anywhere else in this city. I used to take my family here aften to dine.. But once i had actually what is on the photo here... and the meat was raw( with blood) inside, i complained to the owner, and he took my food away¨, i was waiting to have a new one as the others was eating but didnt come. the other in the family eat good, and i still asked for my food.. but in the end we was served the bill... whit my meal Which I didnt eat.. 300kr. After this... I didnt go back. I would like my food not raw... :-) but as I said.. we use to go here often to have nice food before.. maybe before change of ower.. I dont know!

Thank Jugrand
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Normally I manage to find something positive to write or say.
In this case, I failed totally:
We ordered inner filet for two. We got a dry peace of meat, filled with feta cheese (!).

We returned it, telling the waiter that it was not worth any money — NOK 195 or €25 each.
He asked if we would accept to pay only half the price, which we did not. We payed only for the bottle of wine.

Totally speaking, it was not even worth a visit.

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4  Thank watergeorg
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile
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