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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1735
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Cafe Ephesus on New Years Eve - the food was good - the service was good - the atmosphere was good - the wine was good - a very nice evening. Thanks Cafe Ephesus.

Thank Trevor and Rose... N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on a last minute decision on New Year's Eve. Initially we were turned away when asked to have a table and when we came back we were told it was ok. It took about 5-10 minutes to receive a menu and even...More

Thank Shendi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Ephesus was to be a nice lunch, a thank you gesture to family who I had been staying with. It looked about half full so suited us well. We were seated quickly. As we waited we carefully read the menu whilst table water was...More

Thank Intrepidtravella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely appalling service. Staff made us feel like they were doing us a favour. Breads and dips OK but presentation poor. Had to ask for plates, cutlery and serviettes. They were just dumped on the table and we had to sort for ourselves. Pizzas: stingy...More

Thank mlgjs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few less packed Cafés on Eat Street, but tge food was absolutely delicious. We ordered a house special Ephesus Goulash & a Cajun Chicken Pizza, yummy. Glad we got in early as it filled up fast and then the orders were taking...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Kind of disappointing. Small pizzas, a bit burnt in places but that is due to the authentic wood-fired pizza oven.Just seemed very little love and care taken in food presentation with the 6 small pieces of banana over one side of the pizza and same...More

Thank Ingrid S
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The worst meal I have had since arriving in NZ was at Cafe Ephesus. We were greeted by the service staff saying they were busy when in fact only half their tables were being used. Wasn't a warm welcome. My daughter was severed raw chicken....More

Thank Helena P
Reviewed 21 November 2017

had the blt with fries but dont expect a sandwich, i think they have a cehf trying to be more, my advice make it like a sandwich not 2 clices of bread.

Thank Glyder69
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Tried most places in Rotorua. This was the first time here. We ordered mixed grill, Ephesus Chicken and Maghrib Chicken. All meals a good portion size. Nice quality meat and good flavours. Subtly different style of food from other Turkish menus in other cities and...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived here expecting great things but were very disappointed and should have read previous reviews first. The man who served us must have had a bad day or life..however for a Saturday night we were expecting better. We ordered what was supposed to be moussaka...More

Thank stephenf71
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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