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“Rude owner - save your money”
Review of Turkuaz Cafe

Turkuaz Cafe
Ranked #9 of 27 Quick Bites in Whangarei
Cuisines: Turkish
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Reviewed 2 June 2024 via mobile

Don’t waste your money !!! Cheap food, rude owner.
It’s OK for a drink but food is a waste here.
The place next door is half the price and a lot better.

Date of visit: June 2024
Thank Hind A
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Reviewed 3 May 2024

another pleasant meal at Turkuaz,we had an iskender meal each,a bowl of fries and regular coffees.reasonably priced at 57 dollars.friendly fast service ,seated by the window watching the world go by.been here half a dozen times this year and it has been consistently good value.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thank alan s
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Reviewed 28 April 2024 via mobile

Very poor kebab ... very badly assembled and far too much lettuce in it. It was cold, slimy and unappetising to be frank!!

Date of visit: April 2024
Thank TambonzRobertson
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Please note this was the Port Rd restaurant. Trifector of mistakes today. Asked for no carrot in the wrap (hubby can't process raw carrot), and it came packed with carrot. He didn't want to make a fuss and picked it out with a fork... but then we found the fries weren't all cooked with some near raw and hubby's coffee had a real burnt taste. Advised them of the issues and nobody took responsibility (they just thought we were after something, which I advised we weren't looking for anything, just wanted them to know).
This use to be one of my favorite lunches, but now too disappointed to return.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Thank traway F
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

A mixed experience. The surroundings were pleasant. My partner had the spanakopita, which was tasty and the portion generous. However, I made the mistake of ordering the mezze for one. The amount of bread served was minimal, and not nearly sufficient for the range of dips included. When I asked for more bread I was told it would cost me almost four dollars extra for a single further piece of bread.

I have never come across this before in a Turkish (or other Middle Eastern) restaurant. Normally they either provide a sufficiently generous serving of bread to begin with, and if not invariably provide extra for free. It is not expensive for a restaurant to do this, and so charging for extra bread feels like charging for providing tap water at the table. The waiting staff serving us seemed not to have been allowed any discretion in the matter, however. Other more senior-looking members of staff who might have been able to lend assistance chose not to do so.

If Turkuaz had been a little more concerned about creating an favourable impression we’d have stayed on for coffee and tried some of their very tasty-looking baklava and Turkish delight. As it was, however, we went somewhere else for coffee and dessert instead.

Date of visit: December 2023
Thank Explorer57521421642
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