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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 5 July 2022

I have eaten here a couple of times before and enjoyed it, but decided to get an Ubereats and was really disappointed by what turned up. It tasted quite nice but the portion size was pathetic for the money - see photo of lamb and...beef tagines which came with an OKish but quite small portion of rice and a salad that was soggy with oil.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022

We frequently enjoy having a meal at Babaganush and feel it is a real gem in Hamilton. The food is always super delicious and fresh, with plenty of colour and variety. The portion sizes are generous and well-priced. Tonight we had exceptional service from the...young man who greeted us on arrival, seated us (even though we didn't have a booking and the place was busy), provided colouring books for our children, attended to our needs with a smile and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

Friend picked up food for us as we are Covid isolating. Restaurant threw in some sweet treats, didn't have to do that, but awesome to think of others who are unwell. Thanks

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Over rated over priced. Great team, ok wine list. Had Mousakka no traditional salads spreads or dips, mesclun salad lol, diner kebab, boring as, the calamari was the icing on the cake so expensive and tiny, see the photo of one of six rings! If...you like average you would like this place. I will have Turkish in Auckland or Wellington never again in Hamilton.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

yummi lunch of shrimp avocado cocktails each , shared entree of dolmades and a homemade cheesecake with drizzled sauce.spent under $50.00 . What we love about the restaurant is the variety on their menu and lunch specials on offer - our favourite is the chicken...banana & chicken pizza $14 and classic kebabs . This place has a great vibe .reasonably priced the staff are happy & attentive . Tip : phone ahead and book this place is getting busier . Well definetly be returningMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 May 2021

I am so impressed with this place! Everything was good from start to finish: it was warm, the Middle Eastern decor really nice, and the ambiance was great. The food was delicious: between the six of us we had some salads, garlic bread, pizza, iskender,...kebab and shrimp starters. Everything was full of flavour and just...yummy, no other word needed really. The service was super friendly and although the restaurant was full, they were very attentive and always had a smile on their faces. How did I not go to this place sooner, after having lived in the Hamilton area for 5 years! Will definitely go back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

Wide range of food option’s and the customer service was amazing. Lovely environment to eat a meal and have a coffee

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2020

A friend and I tried this place for a casual Saturday lunch catch-up over a glass of wine. Ordered the Sultan Meze Platter & Haloumi Meze to share. Was a pleasant lunch to share and enjoy

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 5 December 2020 via mobile

We were a party of four. All had a really nice meal. I had vegan kebab. Two of us had salmon pizza which apparently was delicious. One had beef moussaka. Service was prompt and staff attentive. Cleared away our table promptly after we had eaten....Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Apart from the helpful and friendly waitress who was superb, the food was pretty average. Wine choice was limited.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Babaganush is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4