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Cafe Ephesus

1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1735
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“chicken” (22 reviews)
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10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Only ever had pizzas here (it's a favourite of a local friend of mine). Pleasant enough place, and reasonable for a casual dinner. Pizza is woodfired/genuine!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank TheZenOfThings
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Thought I would try this place out as they have wood fired pizzas and they made it well with great customer service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Darrenfss
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went just for some drinks on happy hour. We were sat in a table just behind the front of house who asked every 5 minutes if we wanted something else. The beer of the house is a bottle of either Heineken or Corona, very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank clau_olivares
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Very good person-to-person. A patio gas heater was started to give us a nice outdoor (Streat, Rotorua, protected from elements). We had an entree and a main. They were well prepared, and cooked. The mains had a lot of salt (indication of the palate of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank diane583
Reviewed July 16, 2018

First time I went here on a Friday night with my partner, right off the bat the waiter wasn't friendly at all and seemed totally disinterested. The food was ok I ordered a Pizza and my partner the fish of the day, I think it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank damianl16
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Eight of us, four adults and four children sat at a table for eight, and were very well served. We chose to order a number of things from the menu and share them amongst our table, which worked really well, giving a variety to suit...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rose D
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We haven't eaten here for a couple of years, and standards have dropped alarmingly. We went for lunch and ordered the lunch special Ephesus Burger. One with rump steak, the other chicken. Both were terrible. Home made bun was leathery and tasteless, both burgers had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Strickes
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Better than average Mediterranean food, but this place had no atmosphere. Service was average. We enjoyed our meal, but I would not rate this restaurant at the top of our list.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank GADawgGa
Reviewed March 20, 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank RichPWade
Reviewed March 15, 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.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TimG3550
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Restaurant Details

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