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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“hummus” (5 reviews)
“kebabs” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious and excellent value for money. The staff are all friendly. We all enjoyed our meals very much.

Thank Jossun
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We ordered the 2 for $30 special and got a chicken plate and the spanakopita. The cucumber yogurt was wonderful. The plate comes with salad, and hummus. Depending on the main, it also had bread,cucumber yogurt or tabouli. Each individual dish would not stand out,...More

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed December 31, 2016

If you love Turkish food this is the place to go. You need to book as it's obviously very popular. Our meals were most delicious and the waitress charming. Right on Cuba street.

Thank traceyz22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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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