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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paasha Turkish Cafe & Takeaway

Paasha Turkish Cafe & Takeaway
Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in Pukekohe
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Phone +64-9-239-0096
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Lucky to have a place like this in Pukekohe. I've been going once a week (or more!) for the last 2 years, and never had a disappointing meal. Great food, nice people.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gster737
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't Tell Anyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I'm hesitating telling everyone about this great place, as I might have trouble getting a table. In my view, this is the top restaurant in Pukekohe. Cooked by Kurdish chefs (I'm told), the food is authentic and extremely delicious. The wonderfully decorated restaurant makes you feel as though you are on holiday in exotic Turkey.....no airfare required.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank javahyland
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Stylish restaurant - but too much side salad.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We had been looking for a Turkish restaurant locally and saw that Paasha was in Pukekohe, so decided to try it out.

The restaurant is decked out beautifully with lovely decor and accessories. The service was polite, but could be a little friendlier, I thought.

The food was a little disappointing. I love Turkish food, so didn't know what to choose off the menu as I didn't know the 'specialty' of the restaurant. I finally settled on the Mussaka which was nice, but I thought there could've been a bit more and there was way too much side salad - which was an uninspiring iceberg salad and the parsley in the tabouleh salad was chopped up very large and a little too chunky to be enjoyable.

My partner tried the mixed grill which he thought was quite nice, but again there was too much salad 'filler' on the plate.

We DID try the garlic bread which was very fresh-tasting and of generous proportions.

We would definitely try Paasha again and see if something else suited us better off the menu.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank foodlover27264
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Auckland, New Zealand
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223 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Expanded Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

It's been a while since our last visit. The restaurant has now expanded next door too. Makes for spacious dinning and big group bookings.

Such a variety of authentic Turkish dishes, and lovely wood fired pizza which both myself and my wife enjoyed. The pizza was just a little bigger than the plates, but was suitable filled with nice size toppings.

Only downside we were too full to try their desserts. Good excuse for a return visit soon.

The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and attentive without being intrusive.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith E
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hidden delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Had a mixed plate as a main and the food was absolutely divine! Would highly recommend this place for a casual or fancy night out - service was attentive and very professional - do yourself a favor and try the food here.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Rachel T
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