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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1735
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“chicken” (18 reviews)
“eat street” (29 reviews)
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Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviews (226)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a meal I had never heard of..it is now a favourite, really good flavour. All our meals were well cooked, tasty and large enough. We would be happy to eat there again.

Thank Glenys R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend! Very friendly, helpful staff and an incredibly delicious meal, at an affordable price.

Thank Haideelady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Eat Street to look for our dinner options while visiting Rotorua. As a vegetarian and having been away from home for a few nights I was looking forward to having more than one choice of what to eat. We enjoy middle eastern food...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a find! In amongst so many cafes/bars/restaurants this was the one place that bothered to engage with us and entice us in. And it was definitely worth it! Fantastic pizza, good beer and really friendly staff. Freshly cooked and with a personal touch. Would...More

Thank Simon c
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A really good choice of meals or pizza. All meals very good and large servings at very competitive prices !!! Thanks again for another lovely evening !!!

Thank Trevor and Rose... N
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Thanks you for another great dinner and letting us bring in a birthday cake - which some places don't allow.

Thank rachnz2015
Reviewed 7 June 2017

While the staff may be predominantly Indian, I still found the service good and the food enjoyable. Meze was nice. Range of food on menu is good. Had Efes pilsner available - now that really took me back to Turkey!

Thank chiefpedant
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The food is not authentic turkish. Meals that have dips do not come with bread . You order as extra . The place is ran by all Indian staff . There are much more better choices .

Thank Nicholas N
Reviewed 14 May 2017

When in Eat Street it can be hard to make a choice as just about every food choice is available. If you like Turkish food your choice is simple, pick Café Ephesus. My guest had a delicious Meze and bread platter but I think my...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Ate here for late lunch on arriving in Rotorua. The staff were nice, the building is a little dated. I had a pizza which was OK, bit overpriced for what it was but tasted OK. I enjoyed the Turkish beer. I think for what we...More

Thank Terran N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 1735
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