Turkish Cafe Ponsonby

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294 Ponsonby Road,
Ponsonby,
Ponsonby
Auckland,
1011

(09) 360 0468

Turkish Cafe Ponsonby Information

The Turkish Café in Ponsonby, Auckalnd, has been one of the mainstays of the Three Lamps area since the mid 1980's and is a hugely popular dining spot for locals and visitors alike.

Serving delicious Turkish and Mediterranean food, fully licensed.

Fresh wholesome food, made on the premises
Menu inspired by Turkish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine
Groups welcome
Belly dancer available on request, only $45

Opening Hours
Mon: 11am - 8.30pm Tues - Sat: 11am - late Sun: 4pm to 9pm
Cuisine
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
Take Away Service
Kids
Children welcome

Kids Menu
Outdoor Area
Street-side
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Reviewer sanna
18/03/2015
This was my go-to place when I lived in Auckland. The staff is very friendly, especially the chefs who will make your meal just the way you want it. No request is too weird for them, which was good news to me because I tend to be picky. Every single dish I tried here was delicious, but my favourite was the falafels. They make by far the BEST falafels I've ever had, and I've tried quite a few. Their home-made hummus and grilled shish kebab-skewers are also very tasty. The daily lunch special (12$) is very good value for your money if you're a student or just try to stay on the budget. Definitely recommend this place!
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Reviewer Smudge1
6/04/2012
Lovely waitress but truly the worst food I have ever had the misfortune to eat.. My moussaka tasted like it had come from the freezer and microwaved to death..it was dry and chewy! Definitely won't be returning to Turkish Cafe.
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Reviewer musicmadoldie
27/09/2011
I tried this venue this week and was happy enough, I quite like Turkish style food and they didn't dissapoint. I enjoyed sitting outside and watching the world go by for a while. Staff pleasant enough, thenks Turkish Cafe.
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Reviewer Sarah Taylor
24/03/2006
My partner and I are both vegetarians. My meal at the Turkish Cafe in Ponsonby came out as ordered, but my partner's meal was a Mousaka that actually had meat in it! We only realised after we had eaten a bit and thought it tasted funny.


The waiter argued with us and told us that it could not possibly be meat - but then could not tell us what was supposed to be in the vege mousaka! Anyway after a long wait, another one came out to replace it - this time with vegetables in it!


We were offered a free orange juice for the ordeal. At the end, we requested to see the manager and asked that the meal be taken off the bill. We stated that we would get sick off the meal (I have not eaten meat for seven years). The manager offered no sympathy and glared at us. He stated that a free orange juice was enough.


After more pushing, he agreed to take 40% off (we thought off the bill). He actually increased the price of the mousaka - which we noticed, and also added on the 'free' orange juice to the bill! And ... to top it off, he'd only taken 40% off the mousaka itself. I would seriously recommend no vegetarians go here as you can guarantee to be served up meat!
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