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“Great atmosphere, poor service, poor food.”
Review of Achelya Turkish

Achelya Turkish
Ranked #3,012 of 4,151 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Docklands
Reviewed September 20, 2011

We went for my mums 50th Birthday party.
A few interesting things happened:
Wrong cake brought to my mum
My fancy candles put on someone elses cake (no apology)
Live bugs in salad
Not enough chairs for the 23 people, very cramped seating. The table next to us had too many seats, so I wonder if they got that confused too
Tasteless boring bland food, not worth the $42 a head
Music so loud you literally couldn't hear the person next to you.

No apology, no compensation. They didn't even know where the 23 person booking was seated.
Poor communication between staff. Needs a service makeover, desperately.

The atmosphere however was fantastic, very party-like. Live music was good. Male bellydancer was professional and got people involved in the dancing. Female just vanished for a while and when she was dancing, just swayed her hips. "Meh".

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Reviewed March 13, 2010

We rocked up without booking, the place was very busy already with a hens night by the looks of it. The manager or owner not sure which really put some effort in to get us a table, there were 8 of us. Not only that but we had a person allergic to nuts and a vego. He said don't worry you just sit and I'll look after you! Which he did and it was amazing, we had so much food. Then to top it off they had a female and male belly dancer, it was really good fun and the whole restaurant was up getting into it, a little dancing and clapping. This has been our 6th time at achelya over a period of around 4 or 5 years and we haven't been let down yet. Thanks

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Reviewed July 9, 2009

Last week I was in Achelya Cafe in Dockland, I ordered dips, bread, and mixed grilled. The dips and the hot bread were okay since they are not special. While having the dips as starters I saw people left their mixed girl plate. The waiter took the plate and after moments I was served the same plate!! I and my wife touched the meat, the rice, the veges, they were all COLD!, I knew they were leftovers from previous customer who might over ordered maybe. I called the waiter and told him the meats are cold and I clearly saw the waiter taking the leftover and serving it to me! He took the plate and brought a new one. I am not sure whether we got a new cooked meal or they just heated leftovers again!.
This is totally not accepted to me, meats especially chicken is easily posined.

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Reviewed January 31, 2008

Cheapest dining in NewQuay Docklands, this place serves a great range of healthy Turkish food along with shesh pipes. Wine selection is basic from $22 a bottle, and they often have a couple of guitarists later in the week who get the place rocking. The visiting Belly dancer is attractive too. Good place for large groups, and the breakfasts are great

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Reviewed June 3, 2014
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