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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“turkish bread” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty average Turkish food. Portions were small to medium I had Chicken Koko that had 5 small chunks of chicken in a pot with tomato sauce, rice and scrappy salad, not worth $22. My partner had chicken boregi which was better and had more taste...More

Thank SuenAndy1983
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I had take-out of beef korta with pilaf, hummus, salad and Turkish bread. The beef was a bit dry and crumbling off the skewers, but with a good taste. Hummus and bread were excellent. It was all presented in a convenient take-out pack with separate...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Kids meals were far too big, wasted 3/4 of meal. Prawns over cooked but breads and rest of meal had plenty of flavour. Alcohol choices seemed limited on availability

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our family enjoyed our meal ... the portions were generous, the food was tasty, and the waitress was lovely. We will be back!

Thank harbar1
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had skipped our lunch that particular rainy day and were looking for a nice coffee shop but unfortunately all coffee shops in Wellington seem to close by 5 PM! Then around 5.30 PM we found this wonderful restaurant and decided to have an early...More

Thank Kalindi D
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Istanbul Cafe after dining at their old premise for many years. Food was half decent but we were told on a Friday night they had no lamb. Strange for a Turkish restaurant. The food was equivalent to a takeaway not close to the $25...More

Thank GrimoireNZ
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Our party of four popped in around 7:30pm on a Sunday night after several other options on our list were closed. All and all happy with our choice as it's good Turkish fare and excellent value with their two mains for $30 offer. If you'd...More

Thank JD_SLC
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Really enjoyed our meal on Saturday night. Service was quick, courteous and food was tasty. Was a cool evening so could have done with a bit more heating.

Thank Vickie B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great Turkish food with a good 2 mains for $30 offer and a huge sharing Mesa platter. Well priced wine but also does BYOB. Very nice service and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank DDFA
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I used to go to this place because there was something that reminded me a bit of Turkey. The way the meat was seasoned, the bread, the dips around your dish and even the decor with typical music made this place one of the few...More

Thank MrZegea
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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 385-4998
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