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All 154 Rotorua Restaurants

Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 349 1735
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Ranked #55 of 154 Restaurants in Rotorua
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Tauranga
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband & I eat here whenever in Rotorua for lunch & both get the pasta, one lamb & one chicken. They are both great, large portions (ask for takeaway for the leaftovers if like me you can't eat it all). Friendly staff mostly, very good value for money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the WORST DINING EXPERIENCE we ever had at Eat Street in Rotorua. We are walk in guests, we asked for table inside the restaurant as we have our elderly mother with us and she doesn't want to sit outside. At first the wait staff is trying to encourage us to sit outside then after we told him we... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Probably the least expensive place to eat on Eat Streat but wonderful atmosphere, quick service. Feel like you have left Rotorua for a faraway place.

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After waiting in the cold for a table to be ready, the manager was rude towards us, slow to serve us, did not take our order correctly, and proceeded to question (multiple times) the necessity of my celiac friend's order of a gluten-free pizza base due to the effort required to clean prep surfaces etc. The calamari salad was bland... More 

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Kaitaia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We tried this cafe on our recent visit to Rotorua. I ordered the Ephesus Chicken dish. Loved it, one of the best chicken dishes I've ever had. The portion was so generous I would hve left some except it was too tasty to pass up. Good value for money. Pleasant warm establishment on a cool winter evening. Waiting service was... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place offers nice Turkish dishes. We love the pizza here. Service is very good. Staff and owner always greet us as regulars to this cafe. Nicely themed. Consistent good food and service.

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This place advertises $16 pizzas on their board menu outside, but on the handout menu, price is $20+. When asked him about it, told me I was wrong & walked away. We left!!! I wasn't wrong, but was so floored by his rudeness, couldnt be bothered arguing. Shame Rotorua, great place otherwise.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
475 reviews 475 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My daughter and I ate here last week. We've only been here once before several years ago. Not a large restaurant, but warm and welcoming on a cold winters night. I had a chicken dish with rice and mushrooms, it was great. And what a huge plate of food, that also came with a very nice fresh salad. My daughter... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's not a Greek restaurant but has some regional specialities. Wife had the meze platter which was just OK. I had the Guvec which was magnificent.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal last night with friends had the Mezze which was very flavoursome, service was good and was nice and warm on a very cold night

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Additional Information about Cafe Ephesus

Address: 1107 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 349 1735
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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