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Akbabas Turkish Kebab House

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130 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 8825
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
10 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
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite take away dinner choices........you know you've just finished work for the week and you just can't be bothered cooking well go here cos uou won't regret it. Very tasty and great value we have enjoyed akbabas for years.

Thank chickenleggs
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to get my food here for years ...i highly recommend the askenders....the staff are very good to the point they see me now and its ready before i walk in the door and always happy and willing to help...its like a family...great work guys

Thank Rosey C
Waimate, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for an easy lunch and are not really into cafes and coffee or maccas and the like. I also get disappointed if I go somewhere only to find I could have had something nicer at home. So you could say I'm not easily satisfied plus I'm cash conscious. So picking a place to eat is never easy.... More 

Thank Buelland
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

We know very little about Turkish food so we weren't expecting much, but the food was really good! Not just for Turkish food fans!

1 Thank CandaceLee52
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

The best in Nelson ..... super friendly, super efficient, lovely to eat ...... super service, Great atmosphere..... plenty of food and beverages ...... nice authentic sweets,

Thank kiwirex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: (03) 548 8825

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?