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Cafe Istanbul Carterton

91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
+64 6-379 7667
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good54%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Service and restaurant was good. Unfortunately we didn't think much of the food. The meat was dry despite it being cooked fresh on the grill and they use wraps for kebabs not pita bread.

Thank NevaBug
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We went to Cafe Istanbul for a team dinner with the hockey team my husband is coaching. Great cushion seated area that the team (15yr old boys) and normal tables for the parents. Total approx 20 people. I had Turkish Apple tea, gluten free mezze...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Great food at this place, lovely atmosphere and decor. Would recommend taking a second look as you don't realise the delight until you stick your head in the door.

Thank Robyn-Jane
Reviewed June 21, 2017

On a cold evening. we wanted a different evening out, so we ventured in to the attractive yet off the wall kinda looking venue. As we walked in, nice and warm, real cosy and friendly feeling. got a table from friendly local staff. The wines...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed June 4, 2017

We ate here with friends last week - glad we did. Started with breads - we tried both the flatbread with garlic & Parmesan and also the Turkish bread with dips - both excellent. A variety of mains all voted very good.

Thank John S
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Nice friendly spot to enjoy a quick meal or a long and slow meal with friends. Some of the hard mismatched chairs were a bit uncomfortable but the sofas are inviting. The food was lovely. Really nice flavours. I have a falafal dinner with nice...More

Thank MsBesos
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I try to eat here every time I'm in Carterton to visit my dad which is about once a year. I love middle eastern food and having this option in a small country town in NZ is wonderful in contrast to the fast food joints...More

Thank 1960DebDeb
Reviewed May 8, 2017

`Amazing food and service, great atmosphere. Amazing food and also really good takeaway service.....

Thank Maddie R
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

The place is very clean, the atmosphere is very nice and the food was absolutely fantastic! From my other experiences with restaurants around New Zealand I recommend it very highly!

Thank Kay A
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The service was very friendly and inviting. Our meals were brought to us in limited time and we were offered extra water. It was very clean and quiet.

Thank _nutrition_naturally
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
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
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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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