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The Swinging Sultan - CLOSED

172 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
14 Dec 2016
“New owners poor service and meal”
6 May 2016
“Disappointed ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Fast food, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
172 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went in expecting the Swinging Sultan, have always enjoyed this place.. but it has been taken over by a new owner who is doing Chinese meals.. A 'different kind of Chinese" he told me (than the long-established Chinese restaurant next door). I'll be honest, I'm...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I love kebabs. If it were up to me they would be their own food group. The staff here is lovely, the ladies are friendly and as helpful as they can be. Unfortunately they haven't yet gotten the knack for kebabs. My partner got the...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Staff were very nice but kebabs weren't, we had a mixed kebab. The chicken was dry and the beef was like an off mince that tasted like it had been sitting around for days. Completely unsatisfied with the amount of sauce and the sauces dripped...More

Thank Courtsjazzy
Reviewed 1 February 2016

very welcoming and friendly place, friendly staff, exceptionally good coffee and falafel, thank you! ................................................................................................

Thank tfr303
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

A local recommended this great dinner at this little restaurant to us. Large portions, very flavorful and the chicken+falafel were both cooked perfectly. Not dry, nice and moist. There are three tables with 2 seats each so it's not strictly take away. Also worth mentioning...More

Thank Terry L
Electra455, Manager at The Swinging Sultan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

Thank you very much for the review, we are very happy you enjoyed your kebab and for taking the time to post some love, I hope you are enjoying your time in NZ

Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Kebabs had tiny dried lamb with miserable amount of sauce..tiny wilted sad salad..very poorly wrapped .. Worse kebab ever tried here and overseas..would never go back.

2  Thank Janmarie F
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Beef kebab had almost no beef. Most of it was not very tasty vegetables. Sauce was almost nonexistent.

1  Thank MilanSatala
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Ordered a chicken and falafel iskender. choice of sauces..I chose tahini and yoghurt and garlic. got home to open the lid and see my food covered in tomato sauce (the carnival hot dog on a stick kind)..I went back and said I was sorry but...More

3  Thank Boppyanddaz
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Note: New Ownership - older reviews may no longer be applicable. In my opinion, this eatery and its new owners deserve five Trip Advisor stars! We were just passing-through Moteuka and had a craving for kebabs. Well, we found some of the most-delicious kebabs we...More

2  Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 17 January 2014

New owners, I hadn't tried them before but had one tonight falafal and feta. Really delicious and just tasted so fresh and healthy.

1  Thank Paula C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: 0275104049
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