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Perfectly cooked meats, fish and vegetables cooked right in front of the customer on the hot coal barbecue.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal out with friends, 2 couples, quick service, pleasant staff, brilliant food. would go again. Brought surplus food home for snacks, large helpings.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

let’s set the scene….. A warm Sunday evening, 6:30pm and an impromptu evening with good friends. A last minute decision to eat out and having heard good things we decided on Elif. On arriving there was one other group of four, staff and cooks were...chilling. The waiter/manager/owner whoever he was greeted us, friendly enough. We sat at a table of four that was set for three, I wondered how long before a place setting would be set for me…… it will be done once the food arrives. We ordered drinks, asked a few general question’s about some dishes which were kind of answered. One of our party asked what was a good recommendation, to which the answer was ‘I’m not going to tell you because if you don’t like it you might complain’. At this point I started to think something wasn’t right. We asked for more time as we discussed the menu, within a minute he was back, just staring at one particular member of our party, which wasn’t me or my mate!!! more time please. 2 minutes and back…. My wife loves Taziki, when we asked about having some with the mains we were told we didn’t need it as some one would come with the meal, it didn’t and what we got was a small dish with some squirty mayo substitute…. Oh and by the way, still no place setting for me… Food came very very quickly, hot and tasty. Don’t expect Turkish rice as all dishes have Bulga. The flatbread which many Turkish places are renowned for was rubbish and unloved. The lamb was tender and nice, the salads Ok, the three small potatoes were very lonely. A second beer ordered, which, like my place setting sadly never arrived. (Still just us and the other 4 diners in the place) but funnily enough they didn’t forget to add it to the bill! Others have commented on plates being cleared while people still eating, this also happened to us. Table being cleared while two of us still eating, and one of us still being the focus of attention!!!! and yup, it still wasn’t me or my mate! To be honest I couldn’t wait to get out, place was weird and staff just rude, we felt like an inconvenience. There are far far better places such as Jimmys Kitchen for example on West Street in Sheffield. We won’t be back to Elfi!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Shocking experience. Arrived at 9pm, on a Saturday night. There were only 4 people in the restaurant. They left shortly after we arrived. We had just main meals, no starters or desserts. Mixed grill with just 2 meats, chicken in cream sauce, just like chicken...soup. I was still eating when the waiter cleared plates away and brought the bill. £162 for 4 mains, bottle of wine and 4 bottles of beer. On checking the bill, we had been over charged by £30. Good job we checked as the door was locked after we left. Never had an experience like this, we were served and out in time to go back to the pub. Avoid this place at all costMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Staying in Hellaby, saw this at lunch time so we decided to come for dinner. So glad we did, scrumptious meal, we all had different, sorry can't pronounce the names, mine was number 29, lamb chops, bulgar and salad, oh it was fantastic, my daughter,...had something different but lamb, granddaughter had a childs meal, very very good value. It's not cheap but it was well worth it, plenty of staff, all trying to be helpfulMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We’ve been here a few times now. Every time we have been we’ve asked for salmon and they never have it in, (maybe they should take it off the menu). We had king prawns for starter it was very salty! We both had Adana for...mains. The meat was very tender but was also salty. The girl serving us was very nice and friendly. No Turkish tea! The restaurant felt very cold last night.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Walked into the restaurant got seated and the young lady took our drinks order, the drinks arrived straight away, we was then left 25mins for our food order and the only reason it wasn't longer is because we asked them to take our order, in...this 25min we were waiting one of waitresses was sat on her phone on 3 separate occasions which got me quite annoyed, once the order was taken the food didn't take long to come. The quality of the food was mediocre at best, after we finished our meal they cleared the table and within a couple of minutes the bill was brought over to us (id not asked for it) then they were straight over with the card machine (id not asked for that either? We won't be going back there in a rushMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

Still the king! Incredibly consistent, superb beautiful healthy food. Very polite waitresses, I would have took a photo of it but it wasn’t around long.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Absolutely Beautiful!! We had a shared mixed grill and it was to die for. The food was high quality which was cooked to perfection. I cannot wait to go again. Wow.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent service, fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere. Was a bit weary about the recent reviews but the food was brilliant from start to finish.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Beautiful food as always, we’ve been quite a few time and never had an issue but tonight’s meal is the best we’ve ever had. Staff can’t do enough for you and are very friendly and welcoming and the food and atmosphere is just like being...in Turkey. Highly recommend xMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

best turkish restaurant in yorkshire i been there 5 times never disappointed the food and service amazing best mix grill ever

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

We have visited Elif many times and always had a great experience, not sure if the restaurant has new owners but the standard had dropped dramatically, we selected a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc from the wine list at £22 a bottle, we were...served a Spanish sauvignon that you would be disappointed if you paid more than £4 in a supermarket! The food was not up to previous standards and the side salads were very lacking, We were never asked if we would like more drinks and plates were removed whilst people were still eating! our bill then arrived without even asking if we would like desserts! overall very disappointing and a real shame if previous standards cant be met.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

Poor service, poor product knowledge, worst of all arrogance for the ‘owner’. Asked what was the wine, the staff couldn’t tell what the label was. When eventually brought it, it was a Lidl £4 bottle of wine, they sell at £20. Wife’s food was just...warm, when pointed this out , it took Mr Arrogant five minutes to come to our table. He merely shrugged his shoulders and said everybody’s meal was cooked at the same time. He didn’t offer any apology, or offer to warm it up. This apart, the food was good. But, the staff need a shake up.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

Disappointing. Really looked forward to it but it was pretty poor. The lamb skewer was rare which we were never asked about. We ordered a starter but never received it and didn’t realise we weren’t getting it until the main came out. When the bill...came, the starter that we didn’t get was on it as well as a meal we didn’t have. One part of the meal which we didn’t realise wasn’t the one we’d ordered was charged at full price because “we’d eaten it” despite us not knowing it was wrong because as is standard, they’d taken the menus away. Despite this explanation and their error, nothing was offered for the mistake or for the meat spilling blood that I hadn’t asked for nor had I eaten. When we questioned it, it took 4 people having a huddled discussion for nearly ten mins while our taxi waited outside before I had to approach them to let them know I needed to leave. Even after all this time, they still managed to get it wrong but had to pay the full bill so as not to lose a taxi. Nothing offered despite the shocking service. Really sorry to say we won’t be coming back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Came with friends, sat down, wait staff were very polite, was busy aswell so was expecting a bit of a wait for food. Ordered starters and mains, drinks arrived promptly. However 45 minute wait for three plates of Hummus, not enough bread and a plate...of chicken strips? Not only that but a table seated after us, ordered after us and got served their food before us. That's an instant no-no in my book. Food was nice however, if not over priced. Then the mains came soon after, most of them at least. All of us had nearly finished our food before my wife even received hers, said her chicken dish will be out in 2 minutes, 15 minutes later I had to chase. They definitely forgot, so she had to sit there watching her friends eat their meals, then had to eat hers after everyone else had finished. My friends are regulars too so you'd have thought we'd have had better service than this, but all in all, nice food, poor service and over priced. Probably won't be making a trip back here.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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