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Sofra Turkish Cafe

206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 6-868 7545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“kebab” (15 reviews)
“iskender” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the haloumi salad and the chicken sheesh. Really tasty and well presented. Service was good. Would definitely go back.

Thank Shaleen S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Best chicken burger in town love it.... Sitting out side good staff and would definitely come back.. Better if there was some music

Thank marce280
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can't go wrong with either a sit down meal or a takeaway meal from Sofra's. Dam good and tasty , very reasonably priced and easy to find in central city Gisborne. They use only locally sourced beef and lamb and chicken.

Thank tjrollinsonngunguru
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is one of the few places that tell you where the meat comes from. High quality meat, good bread, the ability to make the necessary changes. (They designed a special burger for Hans just as he described it.) I prefer the mezze platter that...More

Thank TheGreatBumble
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The kebabs here are huge, extremely tasty, and well worth the price. Why pay the same (or more) for a burger, chips and drink when Sofra gives a fantastic, healthier option that is extremely filling?

Thank rawmince
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I just tried the kebabs here. The lamb ones are particularly nice. They boast about their lamb and it didn't disappoint. It's a bit of a bland cafe but I will go back and try their main dishes at some point. Wash it all down...More

Thank furb71
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Friday night in Gisborne, so we made a reservation by phone. Hardly necessary as we found out on arrival. The food was fine, as expected for a Turkish café, but it was so cold inside. Only one other couple eating in, the rest of the...More

Thank PatriciaJoy
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We found this place quite by accident and my husband was pleasantly surprised: he never eats Turkish food, but he and I shared a plate and it was delicious. So nice in fact, that we also had dessert: the tiramisu is really very nice there.

Thank Virginie S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Having traveled extensively in Turkey on several occasions, and having become huge fans of Turkish cuisine, my wife and I were happy to see a highly-rated Turkish restaurant in Gisborne. We enjoyed our meal at Sofra, but were slightly disappointed. First, the good. The owner-chef...More

Thank Bima77
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is usually our take out kebab place, but decided to eat in and have salads etc this time. Very impressed. Spacious with lots of seating down the back, friendly staff, very tasty food . . would go back again for dine in.

Thank Kiwicyclo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 7545
Family Cafe. BYO. We accept phone orders and bookings.
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