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Fat Camel

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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” (50 reviews)
“pita pocket” (25 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 1 week ago

Great for vegetarians. Their salads are so good, that you don't want to fill up your pita bread with felafel. My recommendation is to get a veg salad pita bread, with a felafel on the side.

Thank Kitty192
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can highly recommend the Mediterranean Salad, super delicious! Falafel are yum as well. Not the greatest atmosphere to stay for a whole evening but the food is very good.

Thank Nina N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Isn’t it strange how a run of excellent reviews can be interrupted by a scathing one? Sometimes it almost seems as if the occasional reviewer had eaten somewhere else. Our experience of this little place was great, with good food, super service and affordable prices...More

1  Thank grey.dave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find in Whangarei serving the very best Israeli/middle eastern food at reasonable prices. It would be hard to find somewhere that could better it. Service was top rate and very friendly right in the middle of town amongst other interesting restaurants

Thank theraros
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way north travelling around NZ we decided to have dinner at this establishment. The food was fresh and authentic, easily comparable to my homeland. The prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank tomranda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here, pita pockets at a good price of $13 each. Good size and quite hearty. My only criticism is that some hot sauce or something on the table would be great for people who like to spice things up. But...More

Thank WriterGirlNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a few days and this is one of the places we tried, we were happy that we did friendly staff and good service. Our two boys just wanted a plate of chips, and they each got a plate with...More

Thank JunkmanNZ
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The Fat Camel came highly recommended by a local... Whangarei must be 'starved' of decent eateries if this was a recommendation! We arrived super hungry and thought the meals must be either 'amazing' and big portions given the rather pricey $$ for a casual cafe...More

Thank Serena K
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth the stop for the great babaganoosh and hummus and tabuleh. Not to mention the fresh home cooked dessert. The locals must have got the message since it was packed at 2:30 pm.

Thank adsinger
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Every time we are in Whangarei we have to stop in at the Fat Camel. They have consistently good coffees and we've tried their shakshuka for breakfast, and their chicken and lamb kebab on rice. So so tasty! Their home made hummus is delicious, as...More

Thank sywatkins
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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