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Cafe Zeytin

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83 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This used to be my turkish place of choice, but found the prices were getting too expensive. No denying food is nice, but can get much better

Thank Andrea W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Café Zeytin offers a traditional and comfortable environment. Service is friendly and food not only good but affordable - and of that a vast variety.

Thank EveLinn2013
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402 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

this place has very good food i have been here 3 times already and the food is always exceptional visit soon

Thank JJKiwiKid
Leigh, New Zealand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We visited here as a family during a weekend in Tauranga. The restaurant was busy but not packed, yet food still took over an hour to arrive. We had kids with us who were getting pretty hungry and when we asked if the kids meals could come with our entrees, the waitress just wandered off and yelled to the kitchen... More 

Thank Jaime R
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We ate here on a winter Friday night during the school holidays. It's a gorgeous place and the menu is Turkish plus pizzas. Perhaps we came on an off night, as our food took an hour and a half to arrive , which was a great shame. The food when it arrived was good. I didn't order pizza but wished... More 

Thank Liz G
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A group of us went recently and found it very average compared to a year ago. Mt restaurant is still buzzing however this one seemed to be very ordinary. It used to be a very reasonably priced place to go for a meal, with quick service. We all (10) had an issue with part of our meal & some even... More 

1 Thank KJGNZ
Whakatane, New Zealand
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210 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We called in at midday for lunch. The restaurant was quiet. The fact that the fish special was not available so early in the day should have been a warning. So too should the fact that my arm literally stuck to the sticky table. Nevertheless we persevered. Having persuaded the waitress that taking our order was probably more important than... More 

Thank litigate
Whakatane, New Zealand
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144 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The last time we were here in November was for a birthday lunch and it was fabulous! This time however, I noticed a sign indicating a name change to Constantinopoli or pending name change? I think there must also be a new pizza chef as the pizza was no where near the quality of the last one. The menu was... More 

Thank Nix51
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We would never go back to this restaurant after the appalling service we received. For a start the restaurant was understaffed. Took forever to be even served with a drinks menu. One of our party ordered shish kebabs. These came out on two metal skewers which were extremely hot. We were not warned that the metal was hot and the... More 

1 Thank phoebe139
Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stopped by On a Friday night for a quick dinner. Orders were taken quickly and meals came out promptly. Tasty and great value for money.

Thank Noodles23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga

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