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Sofra Turkish Cafe

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206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
6468687545
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Wollongong, Australia
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173 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place quite by accident and my husband was pleasantly surprised: he never eats Turkish food, but he and I shared a plate and it was delicious. So nice in fact, that we also had dessert: the tiramisu is really very nice there.

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Thank Virginie S
Queen Charlotte
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272 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having traveled extensively in Turkey on several occasions, and having become huge fans of Turkish cuisine, my wife and I were happy to see a highly-rated Turkish restaurant in Gisborne. We enjoyed our meal at Sofra, but were slightly disappointed. First, the good. The owner-chef is from Turkey, and he and his daughter turn out very good and authentic food... More 

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Thank Bima77
Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is usually our take out kebab place, but decided to eat in and have salads etc this time. Very impressed. Spacious with lots of seating down the back, friendly staff, very tasty food . . would go back again for dine in.

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Thank Kiwicyclo
Auckland
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Some tables available on street or in cafe - simple and tasty dishes on menu. Helpful staff with quick turnaround of dishes ordered.

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Thank 158iaing
Gisborne, New Zealand
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Always loved every meal we have ordered. Very clean place, great food, service and friendly hosts. Advise you to try it soon!

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Thank Teresa G
Aust
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

206 Gladstone St This was. Great place to get takeaway Kababs The staff where friendly and the fillings in the kababs was more than enough We had a chicken and a lamb and both where good Highly recommend this place

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Thank Richard C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 enjoyed our dinner take away on the beach while watching a sunset. What a great day to end a lovely summer day. Portions were generous and so yummy delicious! Thanks for making a memory for us.

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Thank Pio M
taranaki
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My daughter and i enjoyed the lamb and the chicken shish meals. Both meats were super tender and delicious and the salads were also delicious. Very friendly courteous staff.

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Thank Ber M
Gisborne, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A group of us had a great fast dinner, before watching Unity Theatre groups play. We all enjoyed our food and left feeling full and ready for rest of our evening.

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Thank A D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Iskender with lovely dips and the right amount of chosen sauces. The staff are always friendly and the facilities are very clean. My choice for Turkish Kai everytime.

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Thank Joelene H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: 6468687545
Description
Family Cafe. BYO. We accept phone orders and bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?