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Sofra Turkish Cafe

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206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 6-868 7545
10:00 - 21:00
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Wollongong, Australia
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173 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We found this place quite by accident and my husband was pleasantly surprised: he never eats Turkish food, but he and I shared a plate and it was delicious. So nice in fact, that we also had dessert: the tiramisu is really very nice there.

Thank Virginie S
Queen Charlotte
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272 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Having traveled extensively in Turkey on several occasions, and having become huge fans of Turkish cuisine, my wife and I were happy to see a highly-rated Turkish restaurant in Gisborne. We enjoyed our meal at Sofra, but were slightly disappointed. First, the good. The owner-chef is from Turkey, and he and his daughter turn out very good and authentic food... More 

Thank Bima77
Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is usually our take out kebab place, but decided to eat in and have salads etc this time. Very impressed. Spacious with lots of seating down the back, friendly staff, very tasty food . . would go back again for dine in.

Thank Kiwicyclo
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Some tables available on street or in cafe - simple and tasty dishes on menu. Helpful staff with quick turnaround of dishes ordered.

Thank 158iaing
Gisborne, New Zealand
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Always loved every meal we have ordered. Very clean place, great food, service and friendly hosts. Advise you to try it soon!

Thank Teresa G
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

206 Gladstone St This was. Great place to get takeaway Kababs The staff where friendly and the fillings in the kababs was more than enough We had a chicken and a lamb and both where good Highly recommend this place

Thank Richard C
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 enjoyed our dinner take away on the beach while watching a sunset. What a great day to end a lovely summer day. Portions were generous and so yummy delicious! Thanks for making a memory for us.

Thank Pio M
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My daughter and i enjoyed the lamb and the chicken shish meals. Both meats were super tender and delicious and the salads were also delicious. Very friendly courteous staff.

Thank Ber M
Gisborne, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A group of us had a great fast dinner, before watching Unity Theatre groups play. We all enjoyed our food and left feeling full and ready for rest of our evening.

Thank A D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Iskender with lovely dips and the right amount of chosen sauces. The staff are always friendly and the facilities are very clean. My choice for Turkish Kai everytime.

Thank Joelene H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 7545
Family Cafe. BYO. We accept phone orders and bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?