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Cafe Midnight Express Restaurant

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59 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It had been 2 years since I had been to this restaurant. To be honest, I completely forgot about this place. Mainly because of the recent roadworks blocking out the street view of this restaurant. Well, all I can say that it is a shame that I counted this place out because this place is still as great as it... More 

1 Thank Sohail D
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not want a huge meal and were pleased with our choice of a platter and dessert. The total bill came to $33 for the 3 of us. Excellent value for money.

Thank vomo2i
Christchurch, New Zealand
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256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a light meal here en route to a visit to the casino across the road. Shared a large platter and calamari plus drinks for around $50. Noisy and tables squashed together but atmosphere was generally good humoured, staff very helpful. Why it's named after a prison/druggie movie I have no idea.

Thank Kiwi_rua
Seaview, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to his restaurant after reading the fantastic reviews on TA; I was expecting great things...sadly they did not materialise 😔5 of us ate there, they turned the air conditioning up so high we were shivering, had to ask a couple of times for it to be turned up. The food was mediocre at best...2 of us had the chicken... More 

Thank Michelle3568
Hamilton, New Zealand
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342 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little middle eastern restaurant!! fab food!!! wonderful service great staff!!! very busy!! lots of atmosphere!!!

Thank Brycee10
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a stroll around the streets near our accomodation in Auckland, and found Cafe Midnight Express. My wife is not a big eater, so she ordered an entree, but I had the $25 special, which consisted of an entree and a main. We both had a drink, and we left, very well fed, all for... More 

Thank Peter_Beth
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner last night with my boyfriend and really enjoyed the whole experience. I had the mezze platter as my main which was huge and entirely vegetarian which was great. It was lovely being able to try so many different things this way. My boyfriend had the midnight mix and he was very happy with his meal. As... More 

Thank Ally B
Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the recommendation on TA and the close proximity to my hotel we chose to come here. The food is so tasty! A lot of flavour at affordable prices! It was packed with people but well worth being amongst a crowd of people to taste great food. Will come again if I'm ever in Auckland CBD! Staff are friendly... More 

Thank prinzess26
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277 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My lovely wife and I dropped in for dinner after seeing a show in town this evening and we were very impressed. From the moment we arrived, without a booking, we were treated exceptionally well. The lovely waitress offered water as soon as we were seated, which was continually topped up through the entire meal. We selected lamb shank and... More 

Thank James M
Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this small restaurant while walking across from Sky City. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. We ordered the set menu with a large shared variety starter and two entrees. All of it was great. On Friday and Saturday night there is a belly dancer at 8 pm. The restaurant had several table setups for larger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 303-0312

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