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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1735
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (20 reviews)
Closed
Hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ephasus is in a great position in Eat Street where every trader is a restaurant of some kind. So plenty of choice and unfortunately we chose badly. We got the feeling the owner/staff/chef were all new to it. Being six of us we asked them...More

Thank RichPWade
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The service is just so bad. Seems like they are suffering from their job. I won't come back even it's free. The attitude and chef skill have a lot of potentials.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Possibly the worst restaurant experience we have ever had. We were one of two small tables of customers in the restaurant and somehow it took them over 45 mins to make 4 pizzas for us. Not to mention that they all came out at separate...More

1  Thank Cameron G
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We were asked to sit on a table which was on a ramp so table was at an angle. Waiter had no manners, and refused to serve alcohol to 30yr olds cause we did not have our ids with us. And then the food. We...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

There are multiple other choices in this development but we were attracted by the idea of some Mediterranean - Greek food as advertised. Bad mistake. It's unlikely the chef has ever been to the Med and certainly had no idea of how to prepare such...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had dinner at Cafe Ephesus on New Years Eve - the food was good - the service was good - the atmosphere was good - the wine was good - a very nice evening. Thanks Cafe Ephesus.

1  Thank Trevor and Rose... N
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We came in on a last minute decision on New Year's Eve. Initially we were turned away when asked to have a table and when we came back we were told it was ok. It took about 5-10 minutes to receive a menu and even...More

Thank Shendi R
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Cafe Ephesus was to be a nice lunch, a thank you gesture to family who I had been staying with. It looked about half full so suited us well. We were seated quickly. As we waited we carefully read the menu whilst table water was...More

Thank Intrepidtravella
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely appalling service. Staff made us feel like they were doing us a favour. Breads and dips OK but presentation poor. Had to ask for plates, cutlery and serviettes. They were just dumped on the table and we had to sort for ourselves. Pizzas: stingy...More

Thank mlgjs
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

One of the few less packed Cafés on Eat Street, but tge food was absolutely delicious. We ordered a house special Ephesus Goulash & a Cajun Chicken Pizza, yummy. Glad we got in early as it filled up fast and then the orders were taking...More

Thank Allan T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 1735
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