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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • 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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Reviewed 22 August 2014

only open for two weeks, went here after movies 9pm at night thought to late for dinner no problem, love staff, order entree and two mains meals are huge again wellington value for money and great tasting food .

Thank halligan_family
Reviewed 6 August 2014

great food, nice waitress but a bit slow on the serve up and meals came at different times- could've been better.

Thank Matakanafamily
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We had dinner here on a wet, cold windy Wellington evening and were delighted with the food quality and serving. The atmosphere was just great and we were fortunate to be sitting beside the centre fire. Would go back next time we are in Wellington.

Thank markilee
Reviewed 16 December 2013

terrible from the start, got pushed to the bar whilst our table was set, so close too two other tables so we asked for another with more space as the place was half full, our sever didn't like this, angry bold man, shown only the...More

Thank RayP84
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Delicious food and speedy service. Presentation of food was good although felt the browning lettuce could of been left off the plate. Only downside was the bathrooms, luckily I ate before using the restroom as they were gross! Outdated, small and extremely smelly and the...More

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 21 November 2013

A wonderful meal, at a great price. The place was packed out by 6.30pm on a Tuesday night. I enjoyed all the food and the wine was a good price as well.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Istanbul is a solid restaurant. The food is very good and well priced. It offers a BYO service too with a $3.50 corkage fee. The night we went it was hugely busy but there wasn't too long a wait for food or drinks. The moussaka...More

Thank Glenn I
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We 're not rushing back after our last experience. Slow tired kind of feel to the place. Charged a bYO wine but no ice for the Rose? Bland food served lethargically. Remembering how great it used to be here, now 'average' at best ...maybe not...More

Thank r s
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Surprisingly a big and busy restaurant, very friendly and helpful staff, very prompt service, awesome food ! The belly dance was stunning! We had a really good time with family and friends! Thank you!

Thank Charlotte T
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Cosy and friendly with beautiful food. Great location in Cuba street. Would definitely return on further visits to Wellington!

Thank Julie D
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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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