EFENDI KEBAB on 14th street just southwest of 8th avenue re-opened today(yes!) as ISTANBUL GRILL. new owners are nice guys and you won't believe what they did with the space--they have sit down tables!
doner sandwich is not as good as before. it's on plain pita, the chicken was bland and the hot sauce weak ($4.00). taboule is very fresh but was also bland, maybe needs a squirt of lemon? the menu is expanded to include all your middle eastern turkish favs. skewer kebabs (chicken, kofte, adana & shish) look tasty. they have several salads and cigar borek (fried pastry w/ feta cheese & parsley)too.
give them a try. i wish them good luck.