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Efendy

9/10
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79 Elliott Street, 2041 Balmain (NSW)See map

Average price $65

Standard (Group) Booking – Efendy Feast Menu 75AUD

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MENU Standard (Group) Booking – Efendy Feast Menu 75AUD

Terms & Conditions: This menu is available for bookings of 2 or more guests and required for groups of 12 or more guests. Our Efendy Feast Menu is designed to share. You can view our latest menus on our website. All dinner reservations are for a seating time of 90min. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease, you cancel or change the date without at least 24 hours’ notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $30 per person. If you wish to make any changes or are running late for your reservation, please call us on (02) 9810 5466. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 10 or more. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimise contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU Standard Booking (price is estimated average cost per person) 65AUD

Terms & Conditions: All dinner reservations are for a seating time of 90min. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease, you cancel or change the date without at least 24 hours’ notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $30 per person. If you wish to make any changes or are running late for your reservation, please call us on (02) 9810 5466. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 10 or more. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimise contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU Standard (Group) Booking – Efendy Feast Menu 75AUD

Terms & Conditions: This menu is available for bookings of 2 or more guests and required for groups of 8 or more guests. Our Efendy Feast Menu is designed to share. You can view our latest menus on our website. All dinner reservations are for a seating time of 90min. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease, you cancel or change the date without at least 24 hours’ notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $30 per person. If you wish to make any changes or are running late for your reservation, please call us on (02) 9810 5466. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 10 or more. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimise contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU Standard Booking (price is estimated average cost per person) 65AUD

Terms & Conditions: All dinner reservations are for a seating time of 90min. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease, you cancel or change the date without at least 24 hours’ notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $30 per person. If you wish to make any changes or are running late for your reservation, please call us on (02) 9810 5466. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 10 or more. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimise contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU Standard Booking – Mangal Lunch Menu 55AUD

In a true kebap house style, we offer a serpme (spread) lunch from our courtyard or kitchen mangal (barbecue) on Saturdays & Sundays with many small plates to share for the whole table. The menu changes weekly however please visit our website for a sneak peek of some staples that are always included. Terms & Conditions: All lunch reservations are for a seating time of 120min. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease, you cancel or change the date without at least 24 hours’ notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $30 per person. If you wish to make any changes or are running late for your reservation, please call us on (02) 9810 5466. We may not be able to keep your table for more than 15mins after your booking time. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 10 or more. All card payments incur a surcharge. Please note that for the time being we are taking a maximum of 2 equal payments per bill in order to minimise contact at the table. Please ask your guests to be prepared to transfer funds within your group if necessary. Our menu is extensive and regrettably cannot list every ingredient in each dish. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to placing your order however all dishes may contain traces of nuts, gluten and dairy. Any special requests made will be catered for by the venue as best as possible. Please contact the venue directly if you require confirmation of your dietary request (min 48hrs notice before intended booking time). Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

Chef Somer Sivrioglu
  • Average price $65
    Special request
  • American express Welcome
Traditional Turkish bread
$8
Mixed house pickles
$7
LAHMACUN
$10
Traditional thin pide, ground lamb from leg, onion, tomato, peppers
Standard Booking (price is estimated average cost per person) 65AUD

Dietary options

, Gluten free, Halal,

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 717 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Evan R.
    Evan R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The venue had great atmosphere, ambiance and excellent service. Very authentic food and flavours. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in recommending a variety of dishes to explore the menu.

  2. David L.
    David L.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We got a quiet table, just like we asked; service was lovely, quick and attentive. Food was fresh and yummy and we didn’t have to wait for it too long. Food and drinks were delightful .

  3. Emma R.
    Emma R.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Second time for dinner with even more friends! Great food and great service. Our booking was a bit late but they gave us a spot in the bar and kept updating us! Will be back!

  4. Jane N.
    Jane N.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    We had a lunch booking, which meant we HAD to take the set menu as a la carte is only available for dinner (even though we called to confirm if a la carte was OK for lunch but was told otherwise upon arrival). There was too much food left over, but we were able to get take away large containers (4 of them)! But it didn't taste as nice the next day.

  5. Ann E.
    Ann E.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Service was quick, and everyone that served us was super friendly. Food is amazing - we ordered the chicken thighs, lamb loin and the 3 cheese pide. We got the turkish tea was served with a side of turkish delight. Will definitely dine again and recommend to friends. Thank you efendy for an amazing dinner

  6. Sinh L.
    Sinh L.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was one of the best experience with Turkish food to be honest. Staffs ran down the details for us with all the suggestions for 2 people. Wine list was amazing. We had a good really good time. Big thanks to Tash, Pricila, Berke and Iso. They truly shown a good hospitality enviroment!

  7. Naty G.
    Naty G.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was amazing! And the set menu for lunch had a lot of food. Very satisfied.

  8. Anita L.
    Anita L.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Turkish bread was delicious and fresh. Needed more crisp to it though.

  9. Fiona B.
    Fiona B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous food and the ambience of the restaurant full of character. Highly recommend.

  10. Danilo C.
    Danilo C.
    • one review
    10/10

    GREAT service, staff were all on point, helpful and very welcoming, food was unforgettably WONDERFUL. The atmosphere was inviting and vibrant. Thanks heaps for the memorable evening to all the staff. We'll be back soon.

  11. Camille R.
    Camille R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was delicious, lots of vegetarian options!! The ambience was just perfect, we felt like in Turkey for an instance. Service was really good, the staff was very attentive and professional. The made our night very special. We will definitely be back.

  12. Harry S.
    Harry S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding. Food, service & ambiance all were spot on. They have also very interesting drinks list. I can highly recommend to everyone. We will be back.

  13. Asia M.
    Asia M.
    • one review
    10/10

    I'm not very fimiliar with turkish food but everything we ordered was amazing. Honestly one of the best hummus I ever had! Would definetly go back, service also very good and staff was friendly

  14. Peter W.
    Peter W.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a birthday celebration on table and everyone loved the food and service. Cosy and warm. Excellent service and Turkish wine succestion by our server. Will difinitely be back.

  15. Robyn S.
    Robyn S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding as always.

  16. Giselle C.
    Giselle C.
    • 20 reviews
    8/10

    Lovely courtyard and nice variety of small dishes

  17. Maneesha D.
    Maneesha D.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Food was great, our waiter was really good too, but there were a few mix ups with our orders.

  18. Taijel P.
    Taijel P.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Had a lovely table outside with heaters. Everything was delicious - especially the Turkish bread and dips

  19. Oliver K.
    Oliver K.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    We've walked past on many occasion's and the smell coming from the kitchen has always made us want to try it. We finally managed to find a time to head out and sample the food and we were blown away at the dishes. Highly recommend the lamb loin! We'll be bringing some friends along for the Saturday mangal lunch soon.

  20. Jason W.
    Jason W.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    This is a real find. Fabulous food, very friendly attentive service, and a really charming ambience. Would highly recommend for a enjoyable night out.

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More information

Opening time

Mon & Tue: Closed

Wed - Fri: 5pm-10pm

Sat & Sun: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-10pm

How to get to the restaurant

79 Elliott Street, 2041, Balmain (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Corner of Darling Street

Street Parking

Balmain, Sydney Inner West

About the restaurant

Young Turks Efendy may mean “gentleman” in old Turkish but there’s nothing old-fashioned about this Balmain stalwart run by chef Somer Sivrioglu, with wife Asli and brother-in-law Fatih Kulle running front-of-house. Fitting then that the broader definition, according to the website, is someone ‘with a traditional upbringing who adopts modern views’. That’s the approach Sivrioglu brings to both the menu which showcases five centuries of regional Turkish recipes to which he has added his personal, contemporary touch, while making the most of the finest local produce. Efendy’s seasonal menu is designed to share, or you can choose to go for their signature Anatolian Feast which features some of the restaurant’s more popular dishes including charcoal- smoked eggplant babaganush and lamb testicles with pistachio chilli and almond tarator. Sivrioglu makes frequent trips back to Turkey to keep up to date with what’s happening in the mother country, and has even published his own cookbook – ‘Anatolia’ – if you want to try out any of these delicacies at home. Efendy’s breakfast was voted the city’s best in the 2014 SMH Good Food Guide, and no wonder: their ‘Van’ style breakfast menu includes freshly-baked pide, an array of cheeses, jams such as cherry, rose and fig, along with hot dishes such as Menemen eggs, sujuk spicy sausages, cigar borek and pachanga borek. Their drinks menu also hits the spot with options such as homemade lemonade with muddled pomegranate or mint, or for the more adventurous, Ayran, a salty yoghurt drink. If you’re after something a little more alcoholic to accompany breakfast, lunch or dinner, why not try a Narosa – sparkling wine, pomegranate and Pama pomegranate liqueur or a Vishnosa – Sparkling wine, vodka marinated sour cherries and cherry juice. As they say in Turkey – Afiyet olsun (Enjoy your meal)! Best dish: kaygana-melted kashar cheese with carob molasses and walnuts

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