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The Fat Camel

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12 Quality Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 438 0831
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always amazing

Super solid and reliable. One of Whanga's best. Pretty good value, they could only really improve the wine and beer list which is pretty average.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super solid and reliable. One of Whanga's best. Pretty good value, they could only really improve the wine and beer list which is pretty average.

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food at a reasonable price. Can be very busy and you may need to wait for a table. There is always the take away option

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Thank Diane C
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice yummy food i love sit at the outside tables. Also very good coffee.it located in a very nice street!the staffs are great!

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Thank kelila c
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't even pronounce the name of the town properly but the food in The Fat Camel was AMAZING! Finding delicious vego food when you're on holidays isn't an easy task so I'm very grateful for the falafel pita bread that I ate slowly, so delicious it was. Superb! Thanks for making my culinary day

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Thank Brissooze
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a range of platters and pita pockets. The Pita pockets were very good value, and very tasty. The platters with dip didn't have enough bread so we had to order extra, and they were expensive for what they were. The mains appeared to be pretty much the same as you would get in the pita pockets, but they... More 

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Thank Lynley J
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been travelling for a week and enjoyed the authenticity of the food at The Fat Camel. I really liked how the pita pocket was thick and toasted and enjoyed discovering the various flavourings and textures, using a fork to scoop out the layers of ingredients. It's a shame I don't drink coffee as I see the barista won... More 

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1 Thank bjandco
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very different to the usual Turkish. Very friendly and a good variety. Good location in the centre of Whangarei.

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Warkworth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there the first day we were in Whangarei and we enjoyed it so much went there again the day after

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Thank Kiwidad57
Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had 2 meals recently and have throughly enjoyed our dinners each time. You feel full but not gross because the meals are so tasty and healthy! A real winner!!

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Thank Smithfamfun
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a favourite. Great food, reasonably priced. Friendly service . nice casual ambience.Always popular with locals Good vegetarian and vegan options.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Quality Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 438 0831

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?