Kilim Cafe

Kilim Cafe

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant accept bookings?
CUISINES
Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles79 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
3
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Bea T
Wellington389 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We were looking for a quick and not too expensive bite. Kebab is normally a good choice, but unfortunately Kilim in Paraparaumu was a bit disappointing. I picked the "open kebab" . Price reasonable, but portion size compared to other kebabs I had in other kebabs restaurants and also what I saw was prepared for take-away was really small. The portion of salad was minimal and the chicken pieces could have been a bit more too. I saw the staff preparing rolled kebabs for take-way and the amount of salad at least was a lot more. And price wise they were cheaper. About the taste, I had better. Sorry, but it will not become my preferred choice.
Written 17 October 2020
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Patsy_nz
Palmerston North199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
We held a surprise 50th birthday celebration (25ish girls!) here last weekend and had an absolute ball. The owner bent over backwards to accommodate us, and made us feel completely at home, even going to far as to help some of the girls decorate our area earlier in the day. We had lots of laughs, lots of happy tears, and wonderful food! The staff were absolutely lovely, and although we offered to help clean up at the end they wouldn’t allow us to. Would definitely make this a regular catch up spot with the girls!
Written 2 August 2021
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Kelly H
Paraparaumu30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Maybe it was just because I knew this was our last takeaway meal for at least the next month, but I don’t think so. These are THE best kebabs I’ve ever had. Please support this business when the COVID 19 lockdown is over, their food is great. Thanks for a memorable meal!
Written 22 March 2020
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Claire
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
A group of us ate at Kapiti Kilim last night and had the worst experience. The food was awful, overcooked, undercooked , old rice and all three of us got sick. I wouldn't eat the first plate that I was served and sent it back as it was disgusting ...cold in the fritters, lamb over cooked, smothered in a disgusting hot sauce that ruined the dish and the rice was old and crusty. I'm so disappointed as kilim Petone is my favourite restaurant. I will never eat at Kilim kapiti ever again and want to make a complaint since we all got sick from eating there.
Written 27 December 2022
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Natalie
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
My family and I went to this restaurant today, what a disappointment and waste of money. The man working behind the counter was so rude to us, he was throwing the food on the plates. I have never had such a disgusting Turkish meal like this before, it was bland, no sauces were added, no salad was added and the meat was minimum. it looked as though he was the only one working, and I get the pressure of that, however, as a paying customer, his lack of staff was not our fault. The food thrown at us looked like dog food, the pictures on the menu and on this page do not reflect what we were served. A total disgrace and a very rude man clearly working in the wrong industry.
Written 2 January 2023
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Lizbeth3055
Wellington36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
Server was a rude and surly man who rushed through my order of 3 kebabs with an attitude of being thoroughly pissed off about being there. Didnt listen, got my order wrong and when I pointed out that he had missed 2 ingredients, only fixed one (with really bad grace). Chicken was pre-cut and being warmed, fried to order - not cut from large kebab roll. Obviously running low because there was very little in our kebabs and what there was, dry. We totally support local businesses who have done it hard during COVID but with this service and quality, we wont be going back to Kilim - there is another Kebab shop only 2 mins drive away so will try that next time.
Written 5 November 2021
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dee-nz1000
Kapiti Coast4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Ordered the chicken salad as a takeaway on a Thursday evening. Salad & dressings were great, but the chicken was dry & I couldn't eat it. Very disappointed. Previous takeaways of lamb islander were delicious. Staff are always friendly.
Written 20 November 2020
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Safari64000855119
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
I love my kebabs, but this one was terrible. My chicken kebab with hot chilli and yoghurt was mostly bland salad wrapped in a cold pita with no chilli and yoghurt that I could discern - but at least it was reasonably fresh. I found 3 identifiable small pieces of chicken in it. I chucked the last third of it away cause it was so bland and utterly disappointing that it was not worth wasting any energy chewing it. My daughter was not thrilled with hers either. Really the owner of this place has to pick his game up if he wants his business to survive. BTW, this is the worst review I have ever had to write.
Written 19 December 2023
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Jackie
Feilding7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
Utterly disappointing. One would think that with a new Kebab Restaurant opening soon a few doors down, that this place would be doing all it could to protect the business. Food was a disgrace. The kitchen itself is filthy, am not sure when the overhead filters were last cleaned. Filth everywhere you looked. Very sad but this place will close before long. We had a kebab which was small and lack lustre with few bits of meat and so bland. My lunch special was so awful; rice was watery and chicken was reheated and dry. Worst meal we’ve ever had.
Written 6 July 2024
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Mini Sue
Wellington6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Wost kebab ever! Great amount of salad, but for a chicken kebab, the first half of my kebab was all salad, I had about 4 or 5 tiny bits of chicken in my whole kebab. My two sauces were almost non existence My husband's chicken kebab had less chicken. Also the guy who I assume is the owner, handled wraps with gloves on but then handled customer's money with same gloves on, then went back to handling wraps with the same gloves! Gross! I saw him do this while serving 2 lots of customers. Lovely decor, cute place, but shame about the food and hygiene.
Written 11 May 2023
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Taste
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Wasn't very welcoming. Meal which was a mixed meat salad looked like it was thrown on the plate, was a soggy mess, sauce was not pleasant at all.
Written 16 January 2023
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Rachel C
Wellington29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Visited here today and had a large falafel kebab. It was really tasty and very filling. Great value for money.
Written 9 January 2020
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Jenny L
Waikanae12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We walked in on a Sunday evening and it wasn't overly busy with 3 other tables of diners. The one staff member took our order, cooked it and delivered it in minutes. No complaints there! Very efficient.
Written 15 December 2019
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Mike B
Paraparaumu177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Great Kebab cafe, the Iskender is very good and their extra hot chilli sauce tops everything off very well. The spicy fries with the special spicy salt are recommended.
Written 29 August 2019
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herculix
Raumati Beach15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 solo
I visit Kilim Cafe 2-3 times a month for lunch. I keep returning because their lamb doner kebabs are consistently good. I haven't found a kebab locally with such tasty lamb and with such a great variety of salad in it. Almost too many sauce choices to choose from.
Written 4 June 2019
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