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Akbabas Turkish Kebab House

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130 Bridge St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 548 8825
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Best Kebabs

I was leaving Nelson for a holiday, and as I sat on the plane at the airport I pondered that I'd not be having an Akbaba kebab for 3 weeks! How sad is that!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Ruth E
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Nelson, New Zealand
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was leaving Nelson for a holiday, and as I sat on the plane at the airport I pondered that I'd not be having an Akbaba kebab for 3 weeks! How sad is that!!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We love Akbabas! We enjoy the different options and no matter what we decide, it's always a yummy kebab.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

They are the best Kebabs I have ever tasted.. Delicious ... healthy and filling. Friendly efficient service. If you don't want to take away then sit in.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our family has been eating Akbabas for the past 15 odd years and we love it. They are nothing like the kebabs you get served in a Mall that claim to be Turkish and all horrible. Anybody that complains is a muppet! We are soo luck to have Akbabas in Nelson!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On Holiday from Melbourne, Australia. Our second night in NZ, made a reservation for 7pm on a Friday night. It was my Our 28th Wedding Aniverssary. Arrived to find the place packed, and disorganised chaos from ALL staff on duty! We were told that they had NO table available for us, even though a reservation was made the night before.... More 

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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263 reviews 263 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We first turned up here to try dinner. It was a Thursday night and the noise from the clubs/bars next door/over the road was a real turn-off, so we went elsewhere. I was determined to try it though based on the Tripadvisor reviews, so we returned for lunch the next day. The food (mixed and veggie iskender) was excellent and... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Place hasn't changed in 15 years. Warm and friendly. Very good value. Excellent fresh kebabs. Friendly service.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had the chicken iskender and a lamb kebab, good was good, service was super speedy. Shop is small, but was empty when we went. Worth a visit if you like fresh, fast Turkish.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were walking around sightseeing and doing simple shopping and dropped in for a quick bite. The man behind the counter was friendly, informative, and was quite helpful in our selection. It's a great place for a Gyro, but they called them kabobs here. Go for it!!

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

it has been awhile since we had turkish kebab rolls, and we where not disappointed! the portion size and price are very good for what you get! and its a lovely little place. you can sit in as there are a few sits inside, or you can take away.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Bridge St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 548 8825

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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