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The Fat Camel

12 Quality Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 438 0831
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Ranked #2 of 83 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food here is quite different from normal dining, but different is good. The entrées were huge displayed very nicely and tasty. My main was all the different ethnic food and simply lovely even left overs for lunch next day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Feel like home ! After 4 mounts in New Zealand, it was fun to eat food that taste like home The manager is a real Israeli guy, and really nice Totally recommend !

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Whangarei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Fat Camel is located on a really nice through lane in central Whangarei. It is Israeli owned and its cuisine is Middle-Eastern. The food generally needs one or both hands and can drip on one, but it is really great food and well worth the visit. The Cafe is fairly small but a great atmosphere and it is good... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We love coming here for a cheap flavoursome lunch! I always get the Chicken swarma pita $9.50 and its Devine! the atomic Israeli spices can be smelt as soon as you enter. The staff are also very friendly and helpful and they have great coffees! Lamb on rice with salad meal is also amazing but more pricy maybe for dinner.

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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The coffee is good, the food is excellent, the café is situated is a good spot for a break from shopping. The mixed platter of salads is very much my favourite for lunch, as are the baklava. As we do not go into the city very often in the evenings we have only been to this café for lunch or... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Staff were so friendly and food was really tasty, plus portion size was very generous. A good little spot for coffee too!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, happy friendly staff, good atmosphere. All the diners were also having a good time. Everyone had a smile and there was lots of talking. Is a bit hard to find but well worth the effort. Just look for Hardys Health Food shop and the Fat Camel is in the same arcade. Enjoy.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed our meal there with friends very much, good service, tasty food, fun atmosphere. Out of the main thoroughfare (down a lane) but worth finding.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A very good experience for firs time experience, food service and staff very friendly. Having both dine in and take away service.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Love the food, this was our 4th visit and this time we took friends. The closest thing I've found to authentic Israeli food. A casual cafe, seats inside and out, with a great range of tasty meals. Coffee and halva to finish :-) metzuyan!

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

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