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Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

I ordered the falafal on rice and explained I needed it to be gulten free and dairy free. I paid another dollar to have beetroot dip. After I paid for it, another staff member told me the falafels have breadcrumbs in them now so are...no longer gluten free. Who puts breadcrumbs in falafals??? The previous owners definitely did not. I said to leave them out and Ive included a picture of what I paid $16 for. I didnt get any beetroot dip with my food, dont know what happened to that! My husband's falafel meal was really stale, he saiud it was as though the falafels had been made quite some time ago. This is so disappointing as this used to be a wonderful Turkish restaurant before it changed hands. In addition, there is no longer a light in the toilet and with the door shut the tiny room was pitch black. There was a camera watching me as I went in and out of the toilet so I faced the camera and asked for the light to be returned. Finally, the wonderful Turkish music in this Turkish restaurant has been replaced by constant Bollywood music which sounds really out of place. Not many restaurants are open in Whakatāne in a Monday night and this one now really disappoints!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Best Turkish in town! We have enjoyed kebabs and rice dishes for a long time. I highly recommend their new lamb shank dish. Best lamb shanks in town. The customer service is amazing and the atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Best kebabs in a very long time. Loved the crispy chicken taste & not dry. Tasted they used to be made before you couldn’t just serve it cut from the meat rather than stored in a pan.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2019

We had lamb kebabs and they were good, there were plenty of vegetables on top. The service was fast and efficient.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 November 2019

I ordered the chicken and lamb ‘plate’ with a falafel. I only wanted the small but seem to have been charged a lot $18.60 for small plate $11.50 + $1.50 for falafel and bottle of water ? Must have cost $5.60. The man serving me...seemed a bit slick and was quick with the jokes about today I must charge you a surcharge ha ha only joking. Well I felt a bit of unease as I was on my own and felt ripped off. To the food, lots of salad, all fresh, nice dips and rice, good chicken, tiny bit of bread and that awful fake lamb they cut with the electric knife. Didnt eat that manufactured meat. The falafel was very dry and tasteless. Would not go back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

Enjoyed great fresh and tasty lunch for my son and I. Nice service and a decent feed. Recommend thoroughly!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

Best kebabs hands down in Whakatane..filled to capacity!! Delicious and always go there for kebabs💙

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

This shop is clean and hygienic I know because I am the pest controller that looks after this shop This man is immaculate! I visit many restaurants in this area and I only eat at 2 or 3 places The food is lovely

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

They are not at all hygienic they do not deserve to run this place We order a iskender and the guy who was making it was absolutely in a bad attire the kitchen look messy the meats are frozen and was lying in a sink...to defrost kitchen shelves were looking sticky like they havent clean it from ages it was a bad experience for usMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Good and tasty! A range of options are available and the 'kebab box' was well-received by my son who tends to shy away from salads!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Turkish Kabab House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5