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Cafe Midnight Express Restaurant

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59 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
303-0312
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Never ate fantastic Turkish food like this before, a lot of vegetarian options, everything is fresh and nice served. The wait staff is amazing, always friendly and funny. Absolutely recommended.

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Thank adelina97
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had the mixed grills along with hummus for starter, the food was really good across the board. The prices are really reasonable, service is pretty good and the decor is basic but nice. So far one of the best restaurants we've eaten at in Auckland.

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Thank Alan H
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and attentive service. Options for the whole family, including picky teenagers. Vibrant atmosphere.

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Thank AndrewsDog
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4 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wanted to have an early dinner at 4pm but unfortunately, the place is closed between 3pm-5pm despite what is stated on the tripadvisor site. Had to come back again. Price was affordable due to the promotion but not sure if the portion of the food is reduced as well. The food was ok but nothing to write home about.

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Thank Sebastian W
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Our travel weary party of 5 had dinner @ CME after making our way from the US and Shanghai without much sleep. The dips appetizer came with beet, carrot, hummus, lavash and smoky eggplant with garlic and plain breads. Mains were tender lamb shank, mixed grill of lamb chunks, chicken and kofta, falafel, and grilled chicken/Karan's. Flavors were bold and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I had the falafel and it was amazing. There was a belly dancer who talked to us which was a bit weird but the food was great!

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Thank laurhf13
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We didn't have any expectations walking into the place, but the food was great. We enjoyed the meat, it's preparation, and delightful service. The portions were sizable and the quality was very good. An unusual mix, but highly recommended. The wine selection was a bit too sweet, but otherwise fantastic.

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Thank seanchitt
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner on a Tuesday night.. main & dessert for only $25. The moussaka was delicious and the service was friendly. Definitely recommend & would go again.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Midnight Express Cafe (Turkish cuisine) is one of the best restaurants we have been to in a long time. The staff were exceptionally attentive, polite and amenable. The food was delicious and our only regret is that we only visited this restaurant on our last night in town! We will definitively be dining here again next time we're in Auckland.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Made two visits in one week and was impressed on both occasions. From the moment you step through the door you are greeted by the smiling friendly staff, with the friendly manner continuing through to the end of your dining experience. The food is colourful and flavoursome, with the mild Turkish herbs and spices. I can definitely recommend the Kofte... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?