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1107 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 349 1735
Friday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great value!

Went for lunch, huge portions, really yummy pizza, arrived to our table promptly very good value, would go again. Staff were also very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Nicola B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch, huge portions, really yummy pizza, arrived to our table promptly very good value, would go again. Staff were also very friendly.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The staff and food were lovely and the woodfire pizza are beautiful! would recommend to anyone looking for something a little different for dinner

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A great menu with a good selection of Mediterranean and Greek food. Good sized portions of well presented food. The experience was let down by poor service. Almost a disinterest once they had got you inside. A staff member was out front handing out menus to prospective customers but not supported by other staff who just stood around. Food delivered... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Ordered falafels and Maghreb chicken which were simple and very tasty. The waitress was very attentive and made sure the food was GF for a member of the group. Will definitely return.

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Auckland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Was busy in the area and we had tried a few places for pizza but ended up here. Staff were upfront about delays but sorted us out (after some prompting) to get a platter to keep the kids from getting too hungry. Platter was decent. Pizza was ok. Salad wasn't great - pretty much meat on lettuce. Big old bowl... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food is just so yummy and good portion sizes so go hungry. We have always enjoyed eating here. .

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Service was good but food lacked flavour. Turkish food has great lemon and garlic flavour. Sadly this was lacking. Food was bland but acceptable.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The food here is really good but the manager does not seem to possess basic customer interaction skills. Very non communicative. A real shame as the wait staff and chefs do such a great job. Would rate as excellent but for this guy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We came for dinner. Meal was nice and the female waitress nice but not good at listening. The male waiter who at one point came and literally threw cutlery haphazardly on the table was very rude. He also manned the till and was rude and unprofessional. I have never had someone as unprofessional serve me at a restaurant! They let... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Good food, good service, pleasant decor. Clean and tidy. We were looking for something fairly light and while the food is certainly prepared with a light touch the portion size was huge - luckily we were both hungrier than we thought and it meant we only needed a sandwich in the evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1107 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: (07) 349 1735

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?