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Fat Camel

12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 0831
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“falafel” (53 reviews)
“pita pocket” (27 reviews)
“lamb pasta” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to come hungry if you order a main dish here. It includes several salads and spreads as well as the main dish. My lamb was delicious and I enjoyed the variety of salads.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fresh, delicious, and authentic. The vibe at Fat Camel is really relaxed and the staff are always a delight to deal with. Prices are reasonable, and serving sizes are spot on. The falafel is delicious!

Thank 154daniellap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Fat Camel is a delicious and interesting insight into Israeli food. It's quite unlike what we usually eat here in NZ and really allows a glimpse into how another culture eats. Vegetables such as beetroot and carrots with hummus and yoghurt dressing...More

1  Thank annaliese2017
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have been here several times and the food is always good. The service is also good. They can get crowded around peak meal times. The location is convenient to the center of town.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped by Fat Camel for dinner and ordered the Shakshuka with feta. SO GOOD and very unique. The coffee was also very good. I’d highly recommend the restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A very hospitable atmosphere and cool pictures of Israel decorating the walls!

2  Thank Abitay8
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The three of us visited for dinner in Whangarei and baam brilliant mediterranean. The falafel and hummus is to die for.

1  Thank Greg R
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We visited fat camels in Whangarei and Kerikeri in the past and love their food but today I had the best chicken shavarma EVER! and the coffee was gret too.😋 Thanks a lot💐🍀

1  Thank Sara S
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Good tasty pita pocket, and patters of food. Limited table room when we stopped in for lunch. It was a but disappoint that there was quite a gap between when each person got there food (there was only 4 of us). We all enjoyed the...More

Thank lost-kiwi-007
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking to extend the kids food experience so chose the Fat Camel. Delicious food with a difference. The beetroot on a number of the dishes was unique and delicious. The owner was welcoming and very attentive.

Thank SteveG4477
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely cafe with very friendly staff. Had two of the pitta pockets with some chips, followed by a piece of ginger slice. Good portions and very tasty. Good value for money and would definitely visit again.

Thank AndyT3242
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 0831
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Casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cafe with off street outdoor seating. Fresh, healthy and tasty Israeli food. Plenty to offer no matter what your dietary requirements, be it meat lover, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free. Friendly atmosphere, counter service during the day and waiter service from 6pm. Park in Vine Street Car-park or on Cameron and walk through to Quality Street.
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