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Sahara Cafe

39 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“kebab” (9 reviews)
“mixed mezze” (2 reviews)
“hummus” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
39 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food, absolutely authentic. Lovely atmosphere. The food was cooked by the waiters mum from the Middle East- and was literally the best of many Eastern meals we have enjoyed. Decor lovely too

Thank Batesnz
Reviewed August 16, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a quiet lunch at Sahara Cafe while visiting Wellington. We stumbled onto the establishment while wandering around town. The fellow who served us was polite and helpful with our chicken kabobs that were reasonably priced and quite good.

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We really like this place! There's a fast foody Kebab shop at the front and sit down restaurant at the back. It's also a BYO so hit the bottle shop down the street before you come for dinner. All and all, typical Turkish menu with...More

Thank JD_SLC
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is on 'restaurant row' but while every other place was full with a wait time, Sahara was pretty empty. The food was affordable and a good choice of authentic Turkish food. The cracked glass tabletops were a poor start and I think the...More

Thank Camda
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This is a place I come back to again and again as their kebabs are good solid and reliable food for when you are hungry and want to grab something quickly. They are generous in amount and filling. We have been able to get a...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed April 26, 2017

On a Sunday afternoon, looking for a mixed mezze (middle eastern fare) before going to the movies. Sahara is a small intimate cafe but is done up in an authentic middle eastern style. Place is clean and intimate and while there only on other group...More

Thank Henare H
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This cafe is authentic middle eastern cuisine.. Good service and interesting menu. Ignore the fast food facade and go into the back restaurant for great dishes.

Thank Jancrow4
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We were last here just on a year ago and loved the food and the atmosphere. This time, not so much. Okay, we were early diners but that hardly excuses the guy at the front counter ignoring us and the waitress getting our order wrong...More

Thank twokiwis2014
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during a lunchtime walk. Found awesome food. Kebabs were very yummy and good value. Recommended

Thank Clinton S
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Quick friendly service, quirky atmosphere right in the hum of Courtenay Place, and great food. And we had four big, tasty meals, shared starters, drinks, and a bowl of lovely olives for $120, so you can't grumble at the value! Highly recommended.

Thank Traveller5662
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 385-6362
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