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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1735
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“chicken” (18 reviews)
“eat street” (30 reviews)
“efes beer” (4 reviews)
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Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

When in Eat Street it can be hard to make a choice as just about every food choice is available. If you like Turkish food your choice is simple, pick Café Ephesus. My guest had a delicious Meze and bread platter but I think my...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Ate here for late lunch on arriving in Rotorua. The staff were nice, the building is a little dated. I had a pizza which was OK, bit overpriced for what it was but tasted OK. I enjoyed the Turkish beer. I think for what we...More

Thank Terran N
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The service was nice but the food is mega average. I had the lamb cutlets, portion size was really small....only went here because they had plenty of tables available compared to the other restaurants on eat street. Just avoid it.

Thank AusTraveller_11
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had a selection of dips an bread as an entrée, very flavoursome. Pizza for the main was divine. Also tried a Turkish pilsner beer, which I would highly recommend. Very smooth tasting and complimented the pizza. The service was fantastic, they stayed open later...More

Thank Nakigurl
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Plenty to choose from on Eat Street. We chose Cafe Ephesus as it was serving mediteranian food. I wanted the platter to start. I have to say the presentation was terrible. 4 Spoons of mixed runny dip on just dumped on the plate. Probably about...More

Thank matu64
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

So disappointed, myself and a friend ordered a Margherita pizza, however not on the menu but we didn't believe it was a difficult request to have a pizza made with tomatoes and cheese. When our pizza arrived it was only cheese so we requested some...More

Thank Alice A
Reviewed 17 March 2017

choose here as a reminder for when we had been to Greece ! we all enjoyed our food options, vegatarian and meat we found the staff friendly and helpful The biggest issue was the music from the 2 premises either side of the restaurant which...More

Thank AnnieH011
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Ephesus Cafeteria is mediocre. This is somewhat apparent from the smaller crowds it attracts relative to its neighbors on Eat Streat. Despite this warning sign we gave it a try anyway. We had the squid salad which was actually pretty good albeit small in portions...More

Thank Retinol13
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

good food but service style needs to be improved they serve with no smile the waitress never turned up on the table for asking second drinks we have to go on the counter for ordering drinks we ordered Alaska and ephesus chicken it was delicious

Thank red678
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

it's a good location cafe food is delicious worth to pay 25 dollars for an pizza but the front staff need to be trained more as we were seating the waitress just came and started taking over orders not even gave us a chance to...More

Thank sue2316
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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