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Sofra Turkish Cafe

206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 7545
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“iskender” (7 reviews)
“kebab” (18 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food. Reasonably priced. Had the mixed meat Iskender and it was delicious. Highly recommend eating in or takeaway. Great service

Thank ThelmaNZ
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! Sofra was a delightfully delicious experience. We ordered lamb Iskender and kebabs. Taste, texture, quantity, satisfaction- we give Sofra 10/10 in every category.

Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this eating place by a local Airbnb host. The food was very reasonably priced, quick service and staff engaged with us advising new alternatives to try other than the usual lamb, beef and chicken. Nice and friendly and the food more than...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I like a good kebab , and that's not exactly what I got here. What I got was so much more and I'll be struggling to find anything in Wellington that can compete with a kebab from Sofra. I've only seen one as big as...More

Thank 649skyh
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were visiting Gisborne and wanted an inexpensive place for an early evening meal. They could not give my husband the lamb dish he wanted -- a middle eastern place out of lamb?? My vegetarian platter was very nice. We brought wine with us (being...More

Thank Marla H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Very good middle eastern. Ate there twice in one week. Excellent appetizers and a great lamb salad. Felafel above par for vegetarians. Substantial variety of all. Excellent baklava.

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is one of the best Turkish cafes I've been to. Everything is made fresh in the back kitchen, I've been there multiple times and it is very consistent with the taste. If you come to Gisborne be sure to visit you will not be...More

Thank patrickcK7612QN
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

All we wanted was something light, healthy, inexpensive and tasty, and Sofra met our needs. All our meals were a good size, well presented and enjoyable - and we didn’t have to wait too long. Even though it was quite late in the evening the...More

Thank DavidGSI
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent friendly service from the young ladies and great tasting food with plenty of filling in our Kebabs.

Thank darinbignell
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had the haloumi salad and the chicken sheesh. Really tasty and well presented. Service was good. Would definitely go back.

Thank Shaleen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 7545
Family Cafe. BYO. We accept phone orders and bookings.
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