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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“falafel” (31 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I could come back to Nelson just for this place 😍 Went several times during my stay and was consistently brilliant

Thank Tami H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place, such pride in their food. Fantastic flavours and textures. My favourite in all of New Zealand. Keep up the good work.

Thank LincolnKatie
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

One of the biggest and most tasty falafel I've had! The owners are really friendly and seem to take a lot of pride in their cooking. Go there or be square!

Thank Staffan P
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Falafel Gourmet for a lunch with my friends and was pleasantly surprised with the service provided. Food was delicious, authentic middle eastern, staff was very kind and caring, atmosphere is quite cool with arabian music playing in the backgound and the prices...More

Thank rene0408
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This cafe produces fast, fresh middle eastern food. The friendly service makes it ideal for a quick meal and all portions are cooked freshly.

Thank jacaranda360
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I started eating this fellas food when he sold it from a cart in the Nelson market some years back and it is still as good as ever now that it is from his own premises in town. You can't come to Nelson without re-acquainting...More

Thank Adiie50
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Go to Falafel Gourmet. Quick service, yummy food, and outdoor dining available. (The meals tend to be bigger than what you might expect from the descriptions, though.)

Thank MMN43
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Best kebabs in town. Can be very very busy sometime but so worth the wait for the most delicious food.

Thank Kate8800
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I have just eaten the best falafel I have had in a long time since traveling in the Mediterranean. I highly recommend the Halal Lamb Falafel. The staff were super friendly and efficient. I will be sure to return when back in Nelson. Thank you!

Thank 382erind
Reviewed 25 September 2016

There I was bored as bat poo in a clothing store when I thought a kebab would be nice for lunch, a quick trip advisor search led me to this wee gem. Now I'm from the UK and kebab shops are dime a dozen and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6220
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