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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 349 1735
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Ranked #49 of 148 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
Rotorua
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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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Singapore, null, Singapore
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had one of their lunch specials. Which was the grilled rump steak served on wood fire oven bread with green salad, humus and chips. It was well priced at $14.50 and quite filling. Ask for a medium rare steak, which turned out a little closer to medium. Steak was surprisingly tender but overly salty (probably meaning that they salted it... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The lamb was so good that I had to order the same dish twice for lunch! Yummy! Service was quick. Wife had the chicken pasta and she found it good as well.

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Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Absolutely loved this restaurant. We went here for an evening meal and it was gorgeous. Really busy so great vibe, staff were friendly and the food was amazing. Highly recommend the pizza and their hummus was divine.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The service was very prompt. Nice atmosphere. Food came very promply. A very excellent menu with plenty of choices.

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