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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
385-4998
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Ranked #185 of 645 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Amazing value, well prepared, fresh salads, large servings, excellent service from two beautiful French girls, good decor and the inevitable Turkish soundtrack is unobtrusive

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Apparently only open for a couple of months, and just recently with a bar license, the Istanbul provided us with a very good, tasty meal and bottle of wine for a very good price, in comparison to other restaurants in the Cuba St. area. The menu had a good variety of dishes, and the chicken dishes we ordered were excellent.... More

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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This isn't a vegetarian restaurant but has excellent choices for vegetarians. In particular, the vegetarian moussaka is probably the best I've ever eaten - not just a thoughtless compromise dish made by simply removing the meat from the regular moussaka, which one encounters so often, but thought out from scratch - and it was delicious. The serves, both appetisers and... More

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Dapto, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great staff great location great food and very good pricing with generous servings I think it will have a good future

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

only open for two weeks, went here after movies 9pm at night thought to late for dinner no problem, love staff, order entree and two mains meals are huge again wellington value for money and great tasting food .

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Matakana, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

great food, nice waitress but a bit slow on the serve up and meals came at different times- could've been better.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had dinner here on a wet, cold windy Wellington evening and were delighted with the food quality and serving. The atmosphere was just great and we were fortunate to be sitting beside the centre fire. Would go back next time we are in Wellington.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

terrible from the start, got pushed to the bar whilst our table was set, so close too two other tables so we asked for another with more space as the place was half full, our sever didn't like this, angry bold man, shown only the two for one menu with limited choice. (where is the other menu options ? sides?desserts?drinks?... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food and speedy service. Presentation of food was good although felt the browning lettuce could of been left off the plate. Only downside was the bathrooms, luckily I ate before using the restroom as they were gross! Outdated, small and extremely smelly and the hot tap was so hot I scaled my hand. But overall good night :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A wonderful meal, at a great price. The place was packed out by 6.30pm on a Tuesday night. I enjoyed all the food and the wine was a good price as well.

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Additional Information about Istanbul Cafe

Address: 156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 385-4998
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Cuisine: Turkish

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