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Cafe Zeytin

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83 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Note: this location is no longer Zeytin (which was great) and is now a new restaurant under a new name ("Kai"?). My wife and I went there for tiramisu only as a birthday treat. No problem! They greeted us with smiles and were very helpful. This is in comparison to two other restaurants in the area that refused to serve... More 

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Thank EatsRootsLeaves
Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Taste- awesome Salad- very fresh & tasty, Time- considerably long though it was a fresh cooking of only salmon cake as the roasted vegetable were ready in the display cabinet. for the price- only 1 salmon cake & lots of salad & second dish- NO feta and small bowl of roasted vegetables with loads of salad.

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Thank Kiwindian-be-here
Tauranga, New Zealand
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

A very good variety of meals. Good size meals. Get value for money. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Nice coffees. Great choice of dessert. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank spinx1973
Papamoa, New Zealand
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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 bubbles 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.

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Thank EveLinn2013
Tauranga
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433 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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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 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jaime R
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Liz G
Tauranga
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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212 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?