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Feb 4, 2011 08:59 PM

Ephesus (Mediterranean cuisine), Mtn View

Anyone try Ephesus (mediterranean cuisine) in Mtn View. It's on Castro St, where the closed Thaiphoon used to be.

I grabbed a take-out menu:

lentil $3.95
tripe $4.95
white bean $6

Greek $6.95
Turkish Coban salad $5.95
Spinach $5.95
Ephe Ceaser (sic) Salad $5.95

Cold Appetizers (mezes)
Tzatsiki, hummus, baba-ghanoush $4.95 ea
more I'm not typing..

Hot Appetizers

Lamb & beef gyro plate (doner) $9.95
Falafel plate $8.95, etc
Mousakka $10.95, etc.

Ephe baked pies (pide)
spinach & cheese $7.95-sucuk & cheese $9.95

Vegetarian dishes
Vegetable kebab $7.95
Imam Bayildi $8.95, etc.

Baklava $3.95
Firin Sutlac $3.95
Kunefe $5

Wraps $5.95-7.95

185 Castro St (at Villa)
Mtn View
Ph 650-625-8155

11-10 M-Sat
11-9 Sun

Takeout & catering available

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  1. I was shocked Thaiphoon changed out so fast - anyone know what the story was? I don't really like the Thaiphoon in PA, although I found one dish that's edible.

    Thaiphoon Restaurant
    543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    1. The white bean soup, only available on weekends, is worth a visit all on its own. White beans, a bit of chile and some stewed, melt in your mouth lamb. Just delicious. Get an order, than get another.

      The Imam Bayildi, a baked eggplant with bell peppers, onions and a bit more is nice. The gyro meat is pretty good.

      I'll go here again.

      1. I came here for lunch yesterday; I had a lamb shish plate -- the lamb was perfectly seasoned and grilled, and the sides (rice, vegetables) were pretty fresh. I found the tahini sauce a little garlicky, but the baklava is fantastic -- moist and chewy.

        They kept most of the Thaiphoon interior intact; they changed out the pictures for things a little more Turkish and Mediterranean.

        Thaiphoon Restaurant
        543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

        1. Monday for lunch I had the lentil soup and Adana kebab plate. At first I found the lentil soup watery and bland, but after adding salt and noticing it went well with the excellent complimentary bread I warmed up to it a little, but would have preferred a heartier version.

          The Adana keba (koobideh) was very nicely seasoned and I was happy with it. The salad was plain lettuce.

          I added a places entry but it isn't linkable yet.

          2 Replies
          1. re: charliemyboy

            Adana kebab is supposed to be a bit spicy. Was it?

            1. re: Cicely

              At most it was very slightly spicy.