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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

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195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 545 6220
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 6
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I wish we had never left!

Magnificent food, with the Mediterranean platter a particular favourite. I also adore the falafel pitas and in my prime scoffed large ones easily. These days I settle for the "small" which is any amount. We ate there any Friday we were in Nelson. Since moving to Scotland, visits are on an annual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Ted D
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Magnificent food, with the Mediterranean platter a particular favourite. I also adore the falafel pitas and in my prime scoffed large ones easily. These days I settle for the "small" which is any amount. We ate there any Friday we were in Nelson. Since moving to Scotland, visits are on an annual basis. I am desperate to get there again.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Simply put this is the best Pita I have had. If your in Nelson this a must have for an easy lunch. The flavour are fantastic and price is well worth it. I can recommend the lamb. Well done guys I will be back.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is by far the best place to eat lunch in Nelson, and it is the best deal. Fresh, not frozen, ingredients and a small falafel for $10. What most people don't know is that Yorum also makes the best coffee in town. Our favorite place to eat in Nelson, hands down!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went into to grab a quick takeaway bite to eat and was more or less abused by what appeared to be the owner as it turns out the were close to closing time! Had heard that about this place prior that the service us awful but this was really quite unbelievable! Could quite beleive how I was treated and spoken... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing service, fresh ingredients, super tasty! We eat here regularly for lunch and it has never disappointed! The small kebab is so much food! I would hate to think of eating a large one for lunch. Yum yum yum is all I can say.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

very nice falafel at reasonable prices. The meat plater is also very good. nice stting outside, but unfortunately very little sun

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Senior Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Ordered a platter with lovely hummus , falafel, dips and pita, for two. Delicious and would have been enough got our daughter to share. She ordered a small chicken kebab , which she could not finish, so we took that away. Then she tucked into our platter , she enjoyed sharing it with us. Relaxing cafe, nice people.and the black... More 

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Fort Myers
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I live in Nelson part time and this is the first lunch spot I come to when I'm home. The ingredients are consistently fresh, the sauces well seasoned and the portions generous. It is everything one would want in a Kebab cafe. If you come at peak time, service can be a bit slow. They at least have great reading... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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165 reviews 165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This place deserves all the raves; we had lunch here one day last week. I had the Falafel Kebab - small; huge portion and so very tasty...packed with stuff. Hubby had the Chicken Kebab, again very tasty indeed. Small place, very busy, great staff. Well worth the stop!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had the "antipasto platter" -- really more a mezze -- a combination of many salads, really crisp falafel, and tasty dips. Really good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 545 6220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?