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Cafe Istanbul Carterton
Ranked #6 of 18 Restaurants in Carterton
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Turkish
Description: We are a small Turkish restaurant in the middle of Carterton. We have a range of options for Children, Adults, Vegetarians, Vegans, Coeliac and many others. We are a big range of non-alchoholic drinks, wines, beers, rtds and hot drinks. Our staff are very friendly and helpful. We have an award winning chocolate cake that just melts in your mouth.
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Description: We are a small Turkish restaurant in the middle of Carterton. We have a range of options for Children, Adults, Vegetarians, Vegans, Coeliac and many others. We are a big range of non-alchoholic drinks, wines, beers, rtds and hot drinks. Our staff are very friendly and helpful. We have an award winning chocolate cake that just melts in your mouth.
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We have come back again to get a kebab here as they are reliably good. There service is quick and friendly. The kebabs are good and you walk away knowing that you have had a Healthy meal. I find that the small size is enough to fill you up. You can take away from here but we stopped on a long car trip and it is a nice place to stop, sit down and have a break. Will be back again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Weetbix7
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Sent hubby down to grab some kebabs for an easy Friday night dinner. He got us a lamb kebab each. I asked him for mint sauce and tzatziki on mine, and he texted me to say they didn't have any mint sauce (REALLY? What middle eastern restaurant does NOT have mint sauce???) and he had to pay an extra dollar for tzatziki. We also ordered some wedges.

Thank goodness we had the wedges because the kebab was truly AWFUL. I couldn't eat more than two bites of the dry, cold kebab. The meat did not have a good flavour, and the hummus that was in mine (because there was no mint sauce) tasted heavy and much too thick for my liking.

The wedges were good, with plenty of tomato sauce and sour cream. That's what we ate for our dinner. The bin got the kebabs. An expensive waste of our hard earned cash at $44 for two inedible kebabs and some wedges.

I can't possibly recommend based on the kebabs and since they were so awful it's unlikely we'll ever go back. What a shame. They could use some tips from the kebab place in Masterton, where they make delicious, hot and tasty food, and where we'll be going next time.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank LadyAnnienz
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Service and restaurant was good. Unfortunately we didn't think much of the food. The meat was dry despite it being cooked fresh on the grill and they use wraps for kebabs not pita bread.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank NevaBug
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Cafe Istanbul for a team dinner with the hockey team my husband is coaching. Great cushion seated area that the team (15yr old boys) and normal tables for the parents. Total approx 20 people. I had Turkish Apple tea, gluten free mezze dip platter and falafel Iskender with rice. All where delicious. Service was pretty decent and managed a big group quite well and let us split the bill. All enjoyed their food.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Great food at this place, lovely atmosphere and decor. Would recommend taking a second look as you don't realise the delight until you stick your head in the door.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank Robyn-Jane
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