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Akbabas Turkish Kebab House

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130 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8825
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

I work nearby and sometimes get kebabs from this place for lunch / dinner. It's affordable and big enough for two people!

Thank ZeroPingNZ
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

had some food here it was not that nice. it was dry and i did not like it. the place is small and cost heaps. nice guy thoe

Thank germany615
Blenheim, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and balanced food. Perfect combination with fibres, carbohydrates and proteins. I am regular customer.

Thank Juanisio B
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

'Akbabas' is a very good option for a quick but tasty and apparently healthy meal at lunch or dinner. Service is always efficient and you can eat in the restaurant or take away. Visited and eaten here many time and I will return again many more times.

Thank JohnandTracy_L
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A long weekend and it's the Monday and not much is open. This place is also a takeaway but sitting down with your kebab is an option. They are delicious. The staff are very friendly and we enjoyed our meal very much

Thank sala5000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Just got takeaways, made fresh and delicious, it was 2pm and the place was still busy from the lunch. Would return!

Thank 25vickya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Definately recommend the meat on chips!! $15 for a yumm az meal. I asked for cheese on it as well and it was the bomb. Go here, you wont regret it.

Thank Peter H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Interesting kebabs. They have quite a lot of veggies and feel much more healthy than the typical kebab. And theyre quite tasty overall, expect for my major gripe - the meat. They have spits rotating meat but they don't prepare the kebabs with that meat, instead they use meat that was previously roasted and has since sat in a bain... More 

Thank Daniellafella
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Quick, great value and very tasty. Right in the heart of Nelson, easy stop while you stroll along Bridge st. We had the chicken and falafel kebab and liked it very much.

1 Thank TumbleweedNorth
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you want a quick and delicious take out then this is the place. Healthy, tasty and affordable kebabs are always great from Akbabas and you can also eat in if you wish.

Thank JEPhilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 8825

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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?