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91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
+64 6-379 7667
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been to this restaurant many times over the last two years. Love their food-every time It's fresh, flavorsome and consistently great. The only regret is that they do not do karniyarik or moussaka as I'm sure it would be fantastic. Will return again and again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited for my daughter's 15th birthday. Sat at a low table on cushions. They have a children's menu with smaller versions of the adult food. We shared the dips and breads for an entree and had different meals for our mains. We were all well impressed with our meals and also with the drink selections. The service was great and... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lovely family run place, with beautifully prepared , well flavoured meals. Atmosphere is definitely small town, yet that is a plus.

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Thank BevanjP
Carterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Will definitely visit here again & again also look forward to taking visitors. They also have a takeaway service which is also excellent.

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Thank 622beverleyj
Carterton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

enjoyed a meal with a large party some months back, lovely meals we all enjoyed the atmosphere.. they had our large table reserved for us. great staff.

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Thank neich2014
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Had a superb meal on Sunday here. Great range of beers and wines and the best Falafel burger I evr had. Really nice vibe and cool staff. Great to find it and we'll be back. Thanks Bob and Monika

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Carterton, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

I haven't dined here often but do takeaways frequently from this place. It's really fun to dine out there with a group of friends or family who are young enough to sit cross-legged in a raised seating area with lots of pillows! The place has evolved over the years and now is licensed and has local wines and beers -... More 

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Thank Cheryl J
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Small cafe, can either eat in or takeaway, prices are good and food was nice. There are only a few tables to eat at, so would probably have a late lunch, nice variety of food

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Thank darlynsam
Perth, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Great Turkish food in a small country town. Completely unexpected. I now go here every time I go to Carterton which is about every six months.

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Thank 1960DebDeb
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

Nice lunch at Istanbul- fresh salads, good hummus, nice sauces, lots of options and combinations on the menu. Will definitely return..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $17
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, European, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Carterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-379 7667
Description
We are a small Turkish restaurant in the middle of Carterton. We have a range of options for Children, Adults, Vegetarians, Vegans, Coeliac and many others. We are a big range of non-alchoholic drinks, wines, beers, rtds and hot drinks. Our staff are very friendly and helpful. We have an award winning chocolate cake that just melts in your mouth.

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