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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
385-4998
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Ranked #204 of 636 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
Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Istanbul is a solid restaurant. The food is very good and well priced. It offers a BYO service too with a $3.50 corkage fee. The night we went it was hugely busy but there wasn't too long a wait for food or drinks. The moussaka is yummy, but I can probably cook a better lamb shank at home.

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NZ
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549 reviews 549 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We 're not rushing back after our last experience. Slow tired kind of feel to the place. Charged a bYO wine but no ice for the Rose? Bland food served lethargically. Remembering how great it used to be here, now 'average' at best ...maybe not quite

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