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Paasha Turkish Restaurant

161 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6352
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kebab” (27 reviews)
“iskender” (8 reviews)
“baklava” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
161 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A welcoming and warm experience as soon as I entered the door. Easily the widest selection of dishes I've ever seen at a Turkish restaurant. I just had to try the inviting lamb shishkebab. I ordered the large and it's generous size and taste did...More

Thank Gil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DJ hosted us for my birthday. He allowed us to have a boy sit down dinner. He and his staff are legendary. The food is fantastic too!

Thank sam n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had yet another top Turkish meal there. The lamb doner is great (and very good value) and my wife loved the mezze platter, the staff are friendly - easy to see why its my go to for a good feed in Nelson.

Thank Carlontheroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paasha is the best food in Nelson, served with a lot of love and smiles by the owners. I felt at home. Could eat there everyday!!

Thank Fernanda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and fabulous food. A very welcoming team and a warm environment on a very cold Nelson night.

Thank Gayle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really love the Turkish food on offer here, friendly and great price. It’s a must go place in Nelson and right in town

Thank penny m
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service! Every time I come to nelson I come in and am always impressed with the food!

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and friendly service! Will defiantly be back! Best meal I've had in a very long time! Couldn't recommend it more!

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Just left Paasha and felt like we needed to review asap after such a great experience. Super fresh and tasty food served with a smile. We had the platter for two which was incredibly varied and delicious - you dont need to order anything else....More

Thank Luckyjonny
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Having enjoyed Paasha in Dunedin, we were thrilled to find it in Nelson on a recent visit. Great friendly service and chat from the owner and family, and as always great food. Please open in Christchurch soon :)

Thank jenkinsChristchurch
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24 September 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6352
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