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172 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8909
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I love kebabs. If it were up to me they would be their own food group. The staff here is lovely, the ladies are friendly and as helpful as they can be. Unfortunately they haven't yet gotten the knack for kebabs. My partner got the beef kebab and it was made with mince! I'm sure they'll get the hang of... More 

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Thank Lauren B
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Staff were very nice but kebabs weren't, we had a mixed kebab. The chicken was dry and the beef was like an off mince that tasted like it had been sitting around for days. Completely unsatisfied with the amount of sauce and the sauces dripped and leaked everywhere as it wasn't wrapped properly. Great service but need to work on... More 

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Thank Courtsjazzy
Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

very welcoming and friendly place, friendly staff, exceptionally good coffee and falafel, thank you! ................................................................................................

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Thank tfr303
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

A local recommended this great dinner at this little restaurant to us. Large portions, very flavorful and the chicken+falafel were both cooked perfectly. Not dry, nice and moist. There are three tables with 2 seats each so it's not strictly take away. Also worth mentioning is that they won a local award for best take away in 2015. I'd say... More 

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Thank Terry L
Electra455, Manager at The Swinging Sultan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, we are very happy you enjoyed your kebab and for taking the time to post some love, I hope you are enjoying your time in NZ More 

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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Kebabs had tiny dried lamb with miserable amount of sauce..tiny wilted sad salad..very poorly wrapped .. Worse kebab ever tried here and overseas..would never go back.

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2 Thank Janmarie F
Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Beef kebab had almost no beef. Most of it was not very tasty vegetables. Sauce was almost nonexistent.

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1 Thank MilanSatala
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Ordered a chicken and falafel iskender. choice of sauces..I chose tahini and yoghurt and garlic. got home to open the lid and see my food covered in tomato sauce (the carnival hot dog on a stick kind)..I went back and said I was sorry but I didn't want tomato sauce. An apology would have done, a sorry goes a long... More 

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3 Thank Boppyanddaz
Miami Beach, Florida
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Note: New Ownership - older reviews may no longer be applicable. In my opinion, this eatery and its new owners deserve five Trip Advisor stars! We were just passing-through Moteuka and had a craving for kebabs. Well, we found some of the most-delicious kebabs we have ever tasted in this small and quaint town. The new owners are a local... More 

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2 Thank Mark Z
Motueka, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

New owners, I hadn't tried them before but had one tonight falafal and feta. Really delicious and just tasted so fresh and healthy.

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1 Thank Paula C
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Always open and always willing to serve with a great hot cup of coffee. Their falafels are made from scratch and are pretty yummy.

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Thank devangi108

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Cuisine
Fast food, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 8909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?