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482 New North Road | Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-815 8652
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried to Petra Shawarma 3 times.It is overpriced - we had  entrees and 2 mains and paid $90! ( no drinks).We ordered chicken shawarma and lamb shawarma.It is served on a large plate, the meat portion is tiny, and 90% of the plate is full of boring green salad (that neither of us ate). What a disappointment!

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Thank r0yadams
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super slow service- hour and a half wait for meals. Ordered tea to cover our wait and cardamon tea was $15, extra milk $5!!!!! What a joke! whole meal for two small eaters $95. Yes the food was tasty..when it arrived! But the drawbacks outweigh the positives by far!

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Thank DeeCooper2211
Auckland
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233 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight for dinner, and the place was severely understaffed with ONE wait staff that was trying her level best but simply not coping. Food was actually pretty good, but a 40 minute wait for food is very off putting. Unfortunately we won't return as we don't want the crap service as there are plenty of other similar places around... More 

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1 Thank Aklguy
Auckland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We went with high expectations because Perta Shawarma was one of Metro Magazine's Top Ten Cheap Eats in 2016. The decor is shabby. The system of ordering is idiosyncratic (you tick the items you want on a laminated menu and the waitress eventually comes back and asks which flavored drink you actually want). Someone obviously goes to Jordan on a... More 

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Thank 22007
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The hardest thing for me was deciding what to get because everything sounded delicious! I decided on the Falafel Platter, which had 4 or 5 delicious crispy falafel balls, a generous serving of homemade hummus, a large fresh salad, and pita bread toasted with halloumi and tomato in it- delicious!! Fresh, not to heavy, and full of flavour; I was... More 

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Thank Danielle1363
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been a great fan of Pedra Shwarma for almost two years now. I was first drawn in by the quirky interior and the peculiar drawings on the menu. I've kept coming back for the incredible food and the warm smiles of Dalal and her sisters, and have been made to feel as a friend. It has recently had... More 

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Thank svradi
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Was slightly concerned after reading reviews, and I have to agree, if you're looking for somewhere to get a quick meal, this is not the place. If you're looking for good food and a place to catch up with friends over an amazing meal, then this is the place! The service was good, and the delay was due to everything... More 

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1 Thank Jessica M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

One word: terrible. There were no other customers beside us two in the restaurant. It took 40 mins for the foods to arrive. Customer service was bad. One set of cutlery for two people, we finished half of the first dish when they finally brought out the second set of cutlery. The food was low-par, mediocre at best. The potion... More 

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Thank Kyothu D
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a wonderful find, the food is fabulous and the service is friendly and helpful. The food is made from scratch, no pre-made dishes here, which may mean that you have a little wait - but it is so worth it. It has become my new favourite mid week eating place.

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Thank Barbara U
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We really wanted to enjoy this, as we all love middle eastern food! Not sure what else to say aside from we waited for a ridiculous amount of time for our food - we were there for two hours. When we got it it was completely covered in spice to the point where it was overpowering. No compensation was offered.... More 

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Thank Lily P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 482 New North Road | Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-815 8652

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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?