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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1735
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“chicken” (19 reviews)
“fish” (5 reviews)
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The food was OK not at all great. The service was mixed. One girl was nice and friendly but the other looked miserable and ignored us for most of the time. Service was generally slow, even though the restaurant was not busy. There are plenty...More

Thank Y1152PRhelenm
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I ordered a meal I had never heard of..it is now a favourite, really good flavour. All our meals were well cooked, tasty and large enough. We would be happy to eat there again.

Thank Glenys R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend! Very friendly, helpful staff and an incredibly delicious meal, at an affordable price.

Thank Haideelady
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We chose Eat Street to look for our dinner options while visiting Rotorua. As a vegetarian and having been away from home for a few nights I was looking forward to having more than one choice of what to eat. We enjoy middle eastern food...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a find! In amongst so many cafes/bars/restaurants this was the one place that bothered to engage with us and entice us in. And it was definitely worth it! Fantastic pizza, good beer and really friendly staff. Freshly cooked and with a personal touch. Would...More

Thank Simon c
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A really good choice of meals or pizza. All meals very good and large servings at very competitive prices !!! Thanks again for another lovely evening !!!

Thank Trevor and Rose... N
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Thanks you for another great dinner and letting us bring in a birthday cake - which some places don't allow.

Thank rachnz2015
Reviewed 7 June 2017

While the staff may be predominantly Indian, I still found the service good and the food enjoyable. Meze was nice. Range of food on menu is good. Had Efes pilsner available - now that really took me back to Turkey!

Thank chiefpedant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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