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Istanbul Istanbul

91 High St, Carterton 5951, New Zealand
06 379 7667
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Ranked #6 of 10 restaurants in Carterton
Cuisines: Turkish
Most recent review
- Dec 15, 2013
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8 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was a good Turkish meal, but perhaps a little Istanbul via London - where our host/chef came from? He was good, but there was certainly a touch of London in these Turkish meals. Nice experience and good for a drop in at lunch time.

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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lovely Turkish feel to the restaurant and very good value and excellent food. Whether you want a sit down meal or a quick takeaway they can provide both.

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Carterton, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Seems hard to believe there is a Turkish Restaurant in Carterton, but the Istanbul is the place to go. Ethnic food, good selection, good quantities and a mixture of flavours. There is an area set aside if you want to do it the traditional way and sit on a cushion. Well worth a visit. (Our grandchildren love it)

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New Zealander
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very nicely prepared meals filled the needs and diverse tastes of 4 young adults recently. We've eaten here a few times over the years and never been disappointed. The Baklava must be the best value - price for size - in the whole of New Zealand ! Love the Turkish cushions and seating arrangements. Will return!

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were hungry and we decided to stop. It is a pleasant cafe covering what would have been two separate shops. You can order takeaway or eat there. We choose the latter and thought it was nice. Various of the things on display around the walls are for sale. We had the grilled marinaded beef and chicken dishes which were... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had takeaway meals (I had the delicious vegetarian moussaka) but I wish we had eaten there because the restaurant looks great! There was a raised platform where a large group could sit cross legged to eat, and there was also a selection of jewellery and accessories to look at purchasing - it wasn't overbearing though but added to the... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Pleasant service, licensed, ample sized meals were well cooked and presented; worth considering the blackboard specials and well worth a stop when passing. Will go back again.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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156 reviews 156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The two of us had a very nice meal here. The range on offer was pretty standard to what we are used to but it was well cooked the evening was nice and warm and the restaurant homely.

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