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Turo-Turo Philippine Cafe

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26a Mayfair Place | Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
+64 9-528 6050
11:30 - 21:00
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food is so-so. If you're into the "carenderia" (ask a Filipino what that is) vibe. I mean its not bad, its just not good. The servers are nice to your face but they can be pretty unprofessional as soon as their back is turned. They would be yelling to each other and laughing even in front of customers. Not good... More 

Thank TheLimstersNZ
Quezon City, Philippines
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Not only is it out of everyone's way, the service is hideous, the overall look and feel is cheap and it just looked like a battlefield where a major war had just concluded. The only plant in the place welcomes you with sadness: droopy, drying leaves. The decor is redolent of slum areas in Manila. Then the food. We ordered... More 

Thank Leslie C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Read some good reviews, was a Metro winner for cheap eats but its not worth it. Save your money and don't bother

Thank Travel S
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

This place had some good reviews so gave it a go. Nothing special about this place food is average and dark and dingy store.

Thank Az Z
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

I am an Indonesian who lives in Bali and not really familiar with the Philippine's food. I come and visit New Zealand almost every year and once I tried their joyful chicken, every time I come and visit NZ, I have to come and taste that simply delicious chicken. I just found out on my last trip in March this... More 

Thank Yos M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

I have eaten here at least 20 times and have never had bad food or service. Standouts include the Joyful Chicken and the Sisig; if you're eating at the restaurant, order it sizzling. The clear bean thread noodle dishes are also excellent, and most food is NOT SPICY (though the Sisig definitely is). Beautiful, friendly, wonderful people and solid, reliable,... More 

Thank Jamie B
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We drove down to Turo Turo from the city and were not disappointed. Over 4 years my cousin and I have been trying a different restaurant every month, trying as many different nationalities as we can. This was a first for Filipino food for the both of us. Hot tasty and so different to any thing else we have tried.Want... More 

Thank TravLynnC
Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

I was a regular at that cafe. I went to that place with my sister after few months. We placed the order, the food arrived after half an hour and the rice were cold and I was so hungry that just made me not come Back to that place again.

Thank Foodynz
Rew S, Owner at Turo-Turo Philippine Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, and please accept my apologies for this poor service. This is not how we expect our customers to be served and the issue will be looked into urgently. In the meantime, please make contact with me at admin@turoturo.co.nz and I will arrange to refund your money or provide you with a voucher for a replacement... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 13
Philippine, Asian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26a Mayfair Place | Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-528 6050
Turo-Turo is a Filipino cafe/restaurant offering authentic dishes from the Philippines.Pricing is modest (most dishes $10-$15) with a wide variety of mains and some outstanding Filipino desserts.

Let's Eat!

The generous culture of the Filipino

If you encounter a Filipino eating, that's the invitation you'll get:

"Let's eat!"

In the Filipino language, it's "kain tayo" (ka-in ta-yo,) and it's an invitation for you to share the food in front of them, even if it's only good for one.

Visit a Filipino in their home and you'll immediately be asked, "have you eaten?" The polite answer is 'yes,' because they will otherwise prepare a meal for you. And insist that you eat it.

At the heart of these greetings is a deep culture of community, of looking after each other. It's the reason Filipinos have a reputation for being so friendly and hospitible, and so generous. They have a genuine concern for the welfare of others and an unquestioning willingness to share.

That's why Turo-Turo Philippine Cafe uses the phrase "let's eat!" In a lot of its advertising! An invitation for you to come and share in that Filipino warmth, hospitality, and food!

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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?