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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“turkish bread” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great meal with their 2 for $30 lunch deal but the amount of time we waited for someone to come to the counter to serve us was a little bit ridiculous. We also got our meals before two other...More

Thank emmapK7973KL
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Four of us fronted up to the restaurant at peak time, the young lady who served us made us very welcome, sat us at a reserved table until there was one that came available. Superb food, brilliant service and lovely Atmosphere. We will be back.

Thank Shonachris
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I used to love Istanbul when it was up the top of Cuba Street. I visited here on the weekend for the first time since it had moved/re-opened. Was bit disappointed with my meal. The chicken was.. chewy/rubbery. Salad was nothing special. Feel it has...More

Thank Racheenz
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Food was okay the salad was sad looking. Very friendly and helpful staff. Probably wouldn't visit again

Thank Hanna C
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Went down for lunch a couple of days ago and my simple advice is.....Please stay far far away from this restaurant as the food is really SaaaaaaD!!!!!

Thank arby235
Reviewed 26 September 2015

The food here was fantastic - a solid plateful of bread, salad and stew. I'd definitely recommend the 2 for 1 weekly daily deals where you can get two mains for $30 from a selected list of courses. Really filling and very tasty - and...More

1  Thank CJay47
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Was really excited to eat here and our group packed the café to the max. The entrees arrived platter style and were tasty but was disappointed with my lamb main. It was dry

Thank whaeapaki
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner arrived and were seated towards the back. Ordered and watched the seats next to us pile up, soon our conversation devolved into 8 people speak. Meals arrived and what i expected of a halloumi dish was drowning in tabouleh sauce and my...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Was here for my birthday dinner, ordered the seafood platter, when it arrived there were four things missing off the platter, no king prawns, no smoked salmon, no smoked mussels and the calamari was just squid rings that you can get at the supermarket. If...More

Thank Zippygirl61
Reviewed 24 March 2015

First time eating out at a Turkish Restaurant. Heard heaps of good things about this place and was super excited when my flatmate decided to celebrate his birthday dinner here. We went on a "2 for 1 mains" night which was awesome! Got to try...More

Thank BirdDovahkiin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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