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Fat Camel

12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 0831
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (47 reviews)
“pita pocket” (20 reviews)
“salads” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 506 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected interval in Whangarei saw us end up here, guided by Trip Advisor, and we're so glad we did! All 4 of us greatly enjoyed the delicious Israeli treats on offer. Would recommend the shakshuka

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Fat Camel is modelled on a typical Israeli cafe, and the food is Israeli / Middle Eastern. The falafels are the best and their hummus is also great. Good coffee options and they do cabinet food as well as hot food. They have plenty of...More

Thank Nick_Major
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We generally go for the platters as there as so many different taste combinations available with them. The food is always fresh, and you don't feel guilty eating it.

Thank tandmar
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favourites in whangarei - authentic middle eastern food similar to cafe Jerusalem in kerikeri but a bit more selection

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A bit quirky and the staff are very friendly. The setting is a bit odd but is convenient and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Great vegetarian options and good coffee.

Thank karmapen
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The food and service is consistently good. We love the open kitchen, that we could see was preparing fresh food, obviously a busy place, that is for many, a local favourite.

Thank Alana R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Rour of us had baba ganoogh, chicken shawarmas and shaksuka. All items were well prepared and service was good. We also had bakavas which were good.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Nice atmosphere in this small, informal cafe, and good middle eastern food, but what stood out for me most is how absolutely freezing cold it is in the restaurant in the evenings. I was wearing a thick sweater and a jacket zipped up to my...More

Thank Simon_B651
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We got the falafel plate, falafel pita, pickled plate (onions, olives, cucumbers, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts), shakshuka, and combo plate. Hot Tea on a cold night is great, and it was very helpful they were open later in Whangarei. The skhug was cilantro-y- and spicy...More

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Lovely fresh kebabs with original sauces. Falafel was simple but some of the best we've had in the region. Definitely a step up from the usual kebab places. Worth the stop!

Thank ynwanfield
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 0831
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Casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cafe with off street outdoor seating. Fresh, healthy and tasty Israeli food. Plenty to offer no matter what your dietary requirements, be it meat lover, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free. Friendly atmosphere, counter service during the day and waiter service from 6pm. Park in Vine Street Car-park or on Cameron and walk through to Quality Street.
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