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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

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195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the biggest and most tasty falafel I've had! The owners are really friendly and seem to take a lot of pride in their cooking. Go there or be square!

Thank Staffan P
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Falafel Gourmet for a lunch with my friends and was pleasantly surprised with the service provided. Food was delicious, authentic middle eastern, staff was very kind and caring, atmosphere is quite cool with arabian music playing in the backgound and the prices are affordable. Just bigger portions please! :)

Thank rene0408
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This cafe produces fast, fresh middle eastern food. The friendly service makes it ideal for a quick meal and all portions are cooked freshly.

Thank jacaranda360
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I started eating this fellas food when he sold it from a cart in the Nelson market some years back and it is still as good as ever now that it is from his own premises in town. You can't come to Nelson without re-acquainting yourself with your favourite feed. Last week I was watching the goings on in the... More 

Thank Adiie50
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Go to Falafel Gourmet. Quick service, yummy food, and outdoor dining available. (The meals tend to be bigger than what you might expect from the descriptions, though.)

Thank MMN43
Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Best kebabs in town. Can be very very busy sometime but so worth the wait for the most delicious food.

Thank Kate8800
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I have just eaten the best falafel I have had in a long time since traveling in the Mediterranean. I highly recommend the Halal Lamb Falafel. The staff were super friendly and efficient. I will be sure to return when back in Nelson. Thank you!

Thank 382erind
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

There I was bored as bat poo in a clothing store when I thought a kebab would be nice for lunch, a quick trip advisor search led me to this wee gem. Now I'm from the UK and kebab shops are dime a dozen and I've eaten my fair share. This place was a quirky looking little cafe with no... More 

1 Thank Adam M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Hungry and looking for a quick nutritious lunch I walked in hoping the lamb souvlaki would not be one of those carved processed meat "things" that do not resemble meat and rotate on a rod. The lamb here was worlds away from that horror - marinated lamb rump - absolutely delicious- thank you, saved the day. The salad and other... More 

Thank Kathy G
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Every time we go the food is consistently good and the staff and owners are friendly. I love going their for a quick bite. See you soon. Ps the picture is misleading though.

Thank ruakoura

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6220

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