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Mediterranean, Turkish, Fast food, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! True authentic Turkish kebab. Highly recommended! Probably the best place in town.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Hands down the best kebab & pita pocket we've ever had. Make their own bread fresh every day which you can really taste. Great friendly service & full of flavour meals. Definitely heading back to try the pizza & baked potato options.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Have visited several times and always have great meals and equally great service. I have always known it as Mediterranean Taverna. Perhaps that is an alternate name.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Large group on a Wednesday night and we had a fantastic time. The food was very tasty and the service we received far surpassed our expectations, they were so accommodating of our young children and nothing was too much. Highly recommend and we will definately...be backMore

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Their food has a taste of difference, my grandson enjoyed the wrapped beef with flavours he asked for. And he can be so fussy, Its wonderfully healthy, as he got the choice of what he wanted... GREAT!!!

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Had the mixed kebab on rice with salad and apple tea. Everything was juicy and well seasoned. Massive serving, and the hummus is to die for. The hosts were super friendly and accommodating and the price was worthwhile. Great dinner on the casual side in...Papamoa.More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Great selection of kebabs , salads , felafals , dolmades , stone cooked pizza and baked potatoes which are my favourite !! Great family place and we have always been made to feel very welcome

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Whilst staying in Papamoa for a holiday in August, I was really keen to try the Pasta Night Monday's that I had seen posted on Facebook. It was a cold and slightly wet evening, but we went along. It was not very busy, probably because...it was Monday, and we could not see anything upon entering about the Pasta night, so I asked. The young guy checked with Tony who said yes if we didn't mind waiting, which we didn't. I had the mushroom, and mum had the bacon. Drink options are a bit thin if you don't want fizz, but Tony told us about the Turkish tea, which was hot, and different flavours. We both went for apple. The teas are amazing, and something I had not tried before, so do so especially on those chilly days. The pasta came out without too much of a wait, and they were divine. Well priced and we were thankful to Tony for doing this. It has taken me awhile to get around to doing this review, but people of Papamoa, if you want your local restaurants etc to do well, then support them. Tony does an amazing pasta, at a good price, which would rival any of the restaurants up at Mount Maunganui. If you like pasta get along and support his Pasta Mondays before they disappear!!More

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Last week I had one of the best mixed meat kebabs. Made with home made Pita Bread! I've been to Authentic Turkish (now known as Mediterranean Taverna) before its revamp and the new owner has completely transformed it. The service is amazing every time I...go, and the food is actually a lot nicer. He always looks after the workers around Fashion Island too, which is great business. Totally recommend anyone goes there!More

Reviewed 14 May 2015

We have been to the Authentic Turkish in the past and it was really nice but the new owners have taken this quint little restaurant to a new level. The Mediterranean Taverna was fantastic, the whole family enjoyed the service and food, well done guys...- keep it up, we'll be back for sure!!More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Authentic Turkish is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5