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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 349 1735
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Ranked #49 of 149 restaurants in Rotorua
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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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
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218 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Rotorua
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have been here three times and i found the food to be greasy and i got a stomach ache I haven't been back since, However i know lots of other locals like it and go there often

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

How long does it take to cook a pizza? we waited an hour and not that good either. Had rest boxed up and taken away.

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Rotorua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Ordered the Ephesus chicken, the portion I got was enough for two people..the mushroom sauce was perfect👍 I would recommend this place for people are beyond hungry and the price is just right.

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Auckland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had dinner here, and while the food was adequate, it was not what one would normally expect at a Turkish cafe. The portion sizes were generous, the service okay, but we left feeling just a bit disappointed.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this restaurant recently - the pizza was very very good - beautifully cooked and a lovely thin base- a great selection of flavour combos on the menu. The service was friendly - the only down side was the wine list - there must have been about 50% of the wines, red and white that were not available. This... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a little gem this place is. Warm and cozy on a wild and wet Rotorua night. We enjoyed our meals, especially the vegetarian pizza and will definitely be going back again. Good value for money.

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