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83 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 15
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  • 10
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good

Stopped by On a Friday night for a quick dinner. Orders were taken quickly and meals came out promptly. Tasty and great value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Noodles23
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tauranga
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A group of us went recently and found it very average compared to a year ago. Mt restaurant is still buzzing however this one seemed to be very ordinary. It used to be a very reasonably priced place to go for a meal, with quick service. We all (10) had an issue with part of our meal & some even... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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200 reviews 200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We called in at midday for lunch. The restaurant was quiet. The fact that the fish special was not available so early in the day should have been a warning. So too should the fact that my arm literally stuck to the sticky table. Nevertheless we persevered. Having persuaded the waitress that taking our order was probably more important than... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The last time we were here in November was for a birthday lunch and it was fabulous! This time however, I noticed a sign indicating a name change to Constantinopoli or pending name change? I think there must also be a new pizza chef as the pizza was no where near the quality of the last one. The menu was... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We would never go back to this restaurant after the appalling service we received. For a start the restaurant was understaffed. Took forever to be even served with a drinks menu. One of our party ordered shish kebabs. These came out on two metal skewers which were extremely hot. We were not warned that the metal was hot and the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped by On a Friday night for a quick dinner. Orders were taken quickly and meals came out promptly. Tasty and great value for money.

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Bargara, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We arrived on a Saturday night without a booking and were greeted like. Long lost friends anod told to select whatever table we liked so we sat where we could be amused by the passing throng. We had had a fair lunch so only ordered a main course each which came quite quickly and were really good. To add to... More 

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Tauranga
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been to Zeytin's scores of times now. Love it! It's good for a romantic night out for two (though not quite the top notch if you Really wanted to impress her!), good for a catch up with friends or can cater for a large group. Lots of nooks and crannies to suit almost any group. Great food. Good variety.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very good Food, location and price, we Been there twice. You cannot miss THE place on the strand. A must stop point for eat in Tauranga for real Food lovers.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

First time i went to Zeytins was for my girlfriends birthday,was very impressed with the food! I organised a cake & dropped it off earlier in the day & that was all ok with them :-) Went again couple of weeks ago & once again the food was great & nothing to complain about re the service!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I went to Zeytins with a group of about 30 people, and was extremely impressed with it. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the meals came quickly which was impressive considering we were such a large group. The food was great and I really enjoyed the whole evening!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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