Efendi has reopened as Taksim (1030 2nd Ave, bet. 54 &55th, east side of the avenue). One old partner, one new partner and the same chef. The most annoying of the partners/staff seem to have left and it's now a very pleasant experience and features a properly printed menu with properly printed prices. They say they're looking forward to seeing all their old customers again.
They've added a wonderfully rich and thick yogurt with shredded carrots. They're replacing the old pita because "it took up too much space", so they're looking for a good hand-made type replacement.