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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our ‘go to’ restaurants when in Nelson. Always great service from this family run Turkish Restaurant. Fresh and tasty food with delicious meats. Shame they weren’t open on NY’s Day otherwise would have dined here for dinner again. Looking forward to...returning very soon.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Turkish food we've had in New Zealand. Huge servings and great value for money. Service was great and really personal even though they were run off their feet. Can't recommend highly enough!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing! Got the platter which had a really good variety of different meats and side salads. Was more than enough food for two people.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2021

What a treat. Chicken shish is divine which we came back for. Service is spot on too - such a lovely team.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 December 2021

The food is fresh cooked in front of you, staff are nice but the prices are getting very, very expensive and the portions are getting smaller. I won't be eating here anymore as it's totally getting out of my price range.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2021

Yumm.. Yumm.. Yumm.. Nothing else, I can say. Husband and wife team. Always got a warm welcome the moment we entered the restaurant throughout the end. They definitely know how to cook and know what is a good food mean. Food is always fresh, flavourful...and up to standard. Very clean restaurant too. We're full but we always got a room for- the homemade baklava. Delicious! Paasha is one of our top to go to restaurant in Nelson. Well done again, DJ and the team!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Love this place, been going since 2015. The owners are genuine and kind people. The food is absolutely divine. You can expect to leave with a full stomach and smile on your face.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

If you are tired of international salad with hummus and maybe a touch of beetroot salad masquerading as Turkish food, come to Paasha and order their vegetarian mezze platter. Every item has earned its place on the platter in Turkey. I wish I was in...Nelson longer.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 25 September 2021

Dropped in on a Saturday evening during Covid Alert Level 2 and happy to see the restaurant doing a steady trade. We enjoyed the mixed kebabs. Perfectly cooked tender meat with lots of salad, hummus, rice etc. Very good value.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Our favourite go to restaurant for a casual very tasty, quick and reasonably priced feed. Love the share platter and byo wine which is a bonus. One of the nicest parts of a visit is the genuine friendly family running it. Totally recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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13 December 2019|
Response from 161asu | Property representative |
Hi there I'm sorry but on the 25th we aren't open, but we will be open on the 26th. I hope you enjoy your Christmas. Many thanks
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21 October 2018|
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Response from 161asu | Property representative |
Yes we open :)
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Response from Max_O6363 | Reviewed this property |
I have now dined at the Paasha Turkish Restaurant and YES it is in fact licensed. Thanks to those who replied to early Question, appreciated.
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Yes, Paasha offers takeaway services.

Paasha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5