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Cafe Istanbul

91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
+64 6-379 7667
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good53%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“moussaka” (3 reviews)
“breads” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a cold evening. we wanted a different evening out, so we ventured in to the attractive yet off the wall kinda looking venue. As we walked in, nice and warm, real cosy and friendly feeling. got a table from friendly local staff. The wines...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We ate here with friends last week - glad we did. Started with breads - we tried both the flatbread with garlic & Parmesan and also the Turkish bread with dips - both excellent. A variety of mains all voted very good.

Thank John S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Nice friendly spot to enjoy a quick meal or a long and slow meal with friends. Some of the hard mismatched chairs were a bit uncomfortable but the sofas are inviting. The food was lovely. Really nice flavours. I have a falafal dinner with nice...More

Thank MsBesos
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I try to eat here every time I'm in Carterton to visit my dad which is about once a year. I love middle eastern food and having this option in a small country town in NZ is wonderful in contrast to the fast food joints...More

Thank 1960DebDeb
Reviewed 9 May 2017

`Amazing food and service, great atmosphere. Amazing food and also really good takeaway service.....

Thank Maddie R
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The place is very clean, the atmosphere is very nice and the food was absolutely fantastic! From my other experiences with restaurants around New Zealand I recommend it very highly!

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The service was very friendly and inviting. Our meals were brought to us in limited time and we were offered extra water. It was very clean and quiet.

Thank _nutrition_naturally
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a Friday night for takeaways..... certainly won't be rushing back.... food was cold... sauces tasteless.... the "Turkish bread ".... wasn't like any Turkish bread I have ever had & the Sigara boregi.... undercooked and the yoghurt dressing was all lumpy.... all in...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Dropped in for a meal on the way up North. Really impressed with the place. Not sophistication, but friendly service and great food. We ate in, not many tables but well spaced so they are obviously going for comfort for diners rather than get as...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Living local I feel spoilt to have such a lovely place to take visitors and somewhere to grab a bite for take-out

Thank JacqIAm
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 High Street North, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Carterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-379 7667
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We are a small Turkish restaurant in the middle of Carterton. We have a range of options for Children, Adults, Vegetarians, Vegans, Coeliac and many others. We are a big range of non-alchoholic drinks, wines, beers, rtds and hot drinks. Our staff are very friendly and helpful. We have an award winning chocolate cake that just melts in your mouth.
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