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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“turkish bread” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We had skipped our lunch that particular rainy day and were looking for a nice coffee shop but unfortunately all coffee shops in Wellington seem to close by 5 PM! Then around 5.30 PM we found this wonderful restaurant and decided to have an early...More

Thank Kalindi D
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited Istanbul Cafe after dining at their old premise for many years. Food was half decent but we were told on a Friday night they had no lamb. Strange for a Turkish restaurant. The food was equivalent to a takeaway not close to the $25...More

Thank GrimoireNZ
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Our party of four popped in around 7:30pm on a Sunday night after several other options on our list were closed. All and all happy with our choice as it's good Turkish fare and excellent value with their two mains for $30 offer. If you'd...More

Thank JD_SLC
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal on Saturday night. Service was quick, courteous and food was tasty. Was a cool evening so could have done with a bit more heating.

Thank Vickie B
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Great Turkish food with a good 2 mains for $30 offer and a huge sharing Mesa platter. Well priced wine but also does BYOB. Very nice service and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank DDFA
Reviewed April 23, 2017

I used to go to this place because there was something that reminded me a bit of Turkey. The way the meat was seasoned, the bread, the dips around your dish and even the decor with typical music made this place one of the few...More

Thank MrZegea
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Cuba Street is a bit down at heel these days but still has a funky style feel about it. Wanted to grab a quick meal early before a night visit to Zealandia and this worked well. Generous servings, quick, friendly service and good Turkish dishes.

Thank bhtripadv
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We only went in here because Cuba Dupa was going on outside and this place was almost empty - that should have told us what to expect. The menu was extensive but what we got didn't match any Turkish we had elsewhere, and that includes...More

2  Thank majnz
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We came here to celebrate the graduation of my daughter and to welcome my cousins from the US. We had a voucher which made our dinner great value for money. We ordered ordered a lot of food to share. I particularly liked the chicken.

Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The food was great. We turned up on a Monday, the cafe was busy which was a good sign. The waitress was lovely and very helpful. We all decided to go for the mixed grill. I was not massive but it was very tasting and...More

Thank Kate D
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 385-4998
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