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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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Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1107 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Darrenfss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank clau_olivares
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Damian L
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

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

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.

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

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.

Thank TimG3550
Reviewed February 22, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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