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Istanbul Cafe

156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“kebabs” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviews (80)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four popped in around 7:30pm on a Sunday night after several other options on our list were closed. All and all happy with our choice as it's good Turkish fare and excellent value with their two mains for $30 offer. If you'd...More

Thank JD_SLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our meal on Saturday night. Service was quick, courteous and food was tasty. Was a cool evening so could have done with a bit more heating.

Thank Vickie B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great Turkish food with a good 2 mains for $30 offer and a huge sharing Mesa platter. Well priced wine but also does BYOB. Very nice service and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank DDFA
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I used to go to this place because there was something that reminded me a bit of Turkey. The way the meat was seasoned, the bread, the dips around your dish and even the decor with typical music made this place one of the few...More

Thank MrZegea
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Cuba Street is a bit down at heel these days but still has a funky style feel about it. Wanted to grab a quick meal early before a night visit to Zealandia and this worked well. Generous servings, quick, friendly service and good Turkish dishes.

Thank bhtripadv
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We only went in here because Cuba Dupa was going on outside and this place was almost empty - that should have told us what to expect. The menu was extensive but what we got didn't match any Turkish we had elsewhere, and that includes...More

2  Thank majnz
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came here to celebrate the graduation of my daughter and to welcome my cousins from the US. We had a voucher which made our dinner great value for money. We ordered ordered a lot of food to share. I particularly liked the chicken.

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The food was great. We turned up on a Monday, the cafe was busy which was a good sign. The waitress was lovely and very helpful. We all decided to go for the mixed grill. I was not massive but it was very tasting and...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious and excellent value for money. The staff are all friendly. We all enjoyed our meals very much.

Thank Jossun
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We ordered the 2 for $30 special and got a chicken plate and the spanakopita. The cucumber yogurt was wonderful. The plate comes with salad, and hummus. Depending on the main, it also had bread,cucumber yogurt or tabouli. Each individual dish would not stand out,...More

Thank Gayle H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 385-4998
  • E-mail
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