My wife and I have been waiting to try Ephesus for a while.
Finally on a lark we decided to dine there on a weeknight around
The interior is nice and so was our seating.
That is the last nice impression we had.
30 minutes into the meal we FINALLY got our appetizer, the
Ephesus plate with smoked eggplant puree, yogurt and hummus. For 9
dollars the portion was VERY small, not a good value at all for
average taste and especially not if on that time table..
We then waited another 30 minutes to get our dinner salad. The
place was not busy at all so we were wondering why the service was
so slow? Our server did not attend to us at all. Finally we cornered
the server to ask what was taking so long? He said nothing but we
did notice that the kitchen was busy preparing to go orders at the
peril of those who are in the restaurant. We noticed a couple that
was in for only 15 minutes got their appetizer/salad at the same
time we did. Finally we asked to speak to the manager/owner, who
declined to speak to us. We had enough, and decided to leave (after
75 minutes of non service). We were charged for the appetizer. On
our way out the owner gestured to us to come here, and then began to
insult me saying this is not like preparing hamburgers! My wife and
I have traveled/dined around the world. Such insults are not the way
to resolve obvious bad service. You can judge a business by the way
it handles problems. We did not get an apology or notice the meal
would take longer. In a word, we got NOTHING and when we finally
asserted ourselves, we were then insulted.
There are PLENTY of other Mediterranean restaurants worthy of your
business in Seattle. Go ahead and skip this one.
5245 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 Phone: (206) 937-3302
Cuisine - Turkish
Smoking - Yes
Hours - Daily 5pm-10:30pm
Payment - American Express Cash MasterCard Travelers Check
Dress Code - Casual
Price Information - ($20 and under)