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11 Best Turkish Restaurants in Auckland

Best Turkish Restaurants in Auckland

Merhaba! You’re in for a wild foodie ride because Turkish restaurants in Auckland are the talk of the town! Thanks to a vibrant Turkish community and Auckland’s multicultural vibe, you’ve got a smorgasbord of rich flavors and diverse offerings at your fingertips. 

It’s a culinary adventure without ever leaving the city — and we’re down for it! But hey, with so many options, how do you choose? 

And let’s be real, how many have you actually tried? Fear not, we’ve done the legwork and rounded up the crème de la crème of Turkish joints in town. 

Now it’s your turn to feast like a sultan. Hadi yiyelim!


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Address: 7/12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 600 2088


  • Open daily from 11 AM–9:30 PM

We’re diving headfirst into Feriza’s on Jellicoe Street, and let me tell you, this place is just amazingly fun in the bustling Wynyard Quarter district. As you stroll in — BAM!

You’re hit with cozy vibes and a whole lotta Turkish flair. Named after the one and only Feriza Isik, this joint was dreamed up by siblings Alex and Feriza Isik, who’ve been slinging Ottoman cuisine for over two decades. Culinary royalty, am I right?

Now, prepare for flavor explosions that’ll make your taste buds dance the cha-cha-cha. Trust me, you’re gonna wanna order everything on the menu, and then some. 

And don’t even get me started on their breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings — you’ll be licking your plate clean and begging for more. Oh, and did I mention the drinks? 

For dessert, I’m talking Loukoumades that’ll knock your socks off! It’s crispy on the outside, doughy on the inside, and served with a side of pistachio ice cream. 

Are you drooling yet? Because I sure am.

Feriza’s isn’t just about the food – it’s about the whole dang experience. From the chic decor to the cozy atmosphere, this place screams date (or pal) night perfection!

Pro Tip:

I bet you’d love their G&Ts like you’ve never sipped on one before. Plus, their cocktail game is off the charts.

Cafe Midnight Express

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Address: 7/12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 600 2088


  • Open daily from 11 AM–9:30 PM

Just forget your usual dining spots; Cafe Midnight Express in Auckland’s central business district is where the magic happens! One step into this shop and you’ll be transported straight to the streets of Istanbul. 

With its authentic Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine, this joint is not your average dining experience. 

Meat lover? Seafood aficionado? Vegetarian? 

They’ve got you covered with a menu as extensive as your Netflix watchlist. Start your journey with marinated halloumi, hummus, or tzatziki — just a taste of the deliciousness to come! 

And their mains, from grilled chicken to lamb moussaka, they’ve got it all, and then some.

Now let’s talk dessert, shall we? Turkish delights, sticky date cake, baklava — I had a hard time finishing them all, they’re that deelish!

Oh, I didn’t mention their cheesecake and chocolate cake right? Yeah, they’re that good that with one bite you know they’re not messing around!

Pro Tip:

Never, ever, skip their Turkish coffee! I love getting them around lunch to keep us buzzing through the afternoon.

Paasha Turkish Kitchen

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Address: 261 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 600 1131


  • Sunday to Tuesday: 10 AM–10 PM
  • Wednesday to Thursday: 10 AM–12 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10 AM–2 AM

Tucked away like a juicy secret, Paasha Turkish Kitchen is a flavor fiesta waiting to blow your taste buds away. No more boring meals! 

When you get here, you’re in for a culinary joyride straight to the heart of Istanbul. 

You’ll be greeted by succulent kebabs, warm oven-fresh bread, and spices that’ll make your taste buds start dancing. It’s a flavor party, and everyone’s invited!

Whether you’re all about that meat life, veggie vibes, or somewhere in between, Paasha’s got something to satisfy your cravings.

Pro Tip:

While we love ourselves some veggies, I can’t help but gush over their meat kebabs! Get the mixed platter and thank me later.


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Address: 81 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland 1071

Contact: +64 9 578 1265


  • Monday to Friday: 8.30 AM–9 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM–10 pm
  • Sunday: 8 AM–9 PM

Foodies, unite! At Bodrum Kitchen, prepare to be transported to the tantalizing streets of Turkey and Greece. 

Right in the heart of Auckland, this joint is a culinary oasis you won’t want to miss. Once you sit down, a feast fit for a sultan awaits you. 

From the legendary big brekkie with eggs, bacon, sujuk sausage, and more, to the heavenly ricotta hotcakes dripping with berry compote and maple syrup, every bite is a flavor explosion.

And we can’t forget about the harissa prawns and hummus with falafel – our taste buds are still talking about them!

Whether you’re a meat lover or a veggie enthusiast, Bodrum has something to satisfy every craving. So grab your fork and get ready for a ride!

Pro Tip:

If you’ve never had Lahmajun, consider this your sign to order one. It’s the Turkish answer to pizza, topped with spiced lamb mince, rocket pesto, and tomato capsicum salsa.


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Address: 17 Bacons Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 212 9761


  • Sunday to Thursday: 2 PM–12 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 2 PM–4 AM

Next on this list is Caravanserai. This Turkish joint is like a teleporter straight to Turkey’s foodie paradise. Juicy kebabs, flavorful mezes, and decadent baklava that’ll make you weak in the knees — so keep your strength up! 

And the ambiance? It’s like stepping into a Turkish dream, with all the gorgeous décor to match.

You walk in, and bam! Instant sensory overload in the best way possible. 

Trust me, you won’t be leaving this joint without a full belly and a happy heart!

Pro Tip:

For this one, we’re recommending the cocktails Lychee Saketini and the Pornstar Martini. But you can always go with the trust Mojito or Sex on the Beach!

Adanaa Turkish Takeaway

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Address: 3120 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 825 0625


  • Monday to Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 AM–4 AM
  • Sunday: 12–10 PM

Adanaa is a Turkish food lover’s paradise! We’re talking juicy kebabs, savory dips, and flavors so authentic, you’ll swear you’re dining in the heart of Turkey. 

They don’t mess around when it comes to quality either — only the finest ingredients make the cut here. Whether you’re cozying up in their restaurant or grabbing takeout for a Netflix binge, Adanaa is your go-to spot for satisfying those Turkish food cravings.

Pro Tip:

What can I say, the kebab’s the classic one here. But don’t be too scared to try their pizzas!

Grey Lynn Turkish Kebab

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Address: 563 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand 

Contact: +64 9 360 6268


  • Closed on Sunday
  • Monday to Saturday: 10 AM–12 AM

It’s time to leave those bland eateries and head to Grey Lynn Turkish Kebab because it’s where the real magic happens. Craving some Turkish delights? 

Then look no further, because they’ve got it all. From mouthwatering kebabs bursting with fresh ingredients to veggie options that’ll make even the most die-hard meat lover drool.

They’ve got chicken, lamb, veggie — you name it.

Planning a shindig? They’ve got you covered with their top-notch catering services, guaranteed to elevate any event from ho-hum to oh-wow.

Pro Tip:

I can’t put my finger on it, but their Chicken on Chips has got me quite addicted. But you’re welcome to try their other chippie variants (spoiler: no fish and chips here).

Jaan Turkish Cafe

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Address: 505 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 846 6652


  • Monday to Wednesday: 5 PM–10 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 11 AM–11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–10 PM

Jaan Turkish Cafe is where Turkish cuisine meets cozy vibes and a sprinkle of magic. This gem of a restaurant doesn’t just serve food — it teleports you straight to the heart of Turkey without the need for a plane ticket. 

You’ve got to prepare your taste buds for a wild ride because this menu is no joke. It’s a mash-up of traditional Turkish flavors and modern twists that’ll have you drooling from the get-go. 

You’ll be served succulent kebabs, aromatic mezes, and desserts (or tatlı if you’re going native) so heavenly, you’ll be questioning if you’ve stumbled into a Turkish fairy tale. 

The staff here are your culinary guides, ready to make your dining experience one for the books. So grab your squad and get ready for a Turkish feast like no other. Lezzetli!

Pro Tip:

The mainstay and the main star here is their coffee. But if you’re into a bit of alcohol, they’ve got cocktails too!

Taksim Turkish Kitchen and Bar

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Address: 404 Beach Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 478 4080


  • Monday to Thursday: 4 PM–9 PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 12 PM–9 PM

Oh, let me dish the Turkish coffee at Taksim Turkish Kitchen and Bar — it’s a little slice of Turkey right in your neighborhood! This place is a delightful haven for food lovers who know their stuff. 

You can just imagine authentic cuisine that’ll make your taste buds do a belly dance, served up in a cozy atmosphere that feels like a warm hug.

And the menu — oh, it’s a treasure trove of Turkish delights! From mouthwatering kebabs to mezze platters bursting with flavor, there’s something here to satisfy even the pickiest palate.

But there’s a twist: it’s not just about the food. The staff here? You’ll feel like royalty from the moment you walk in, just like me!

Pro Tip:

You’ll never go wrong with their falafel. Get the Turkish Delight cocktail while you’re at it!

Epsom Turkish Kebab

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Address: 467 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 630 0019


  • Closed on Sunday
  • Monday to Saturday: 11:30 AM–10 PM

Epsom Turkish Kebab is a treasure chest that’ll make your taste buds do the halay. Once you walk in, and you’re whisked away to the bustling streets of Istanbul — on a magic foodie ride. 

It’s a whole new world of explosion in your mouth, with succulent kebabs and mezze platters that’ll have you saying, “More, please!”

Pro Tip:

Meat lover or veggie enthusiast, fear not — they’ve got something for everyone. So go ahead, treat yourself to a taste of Turkey at this little slice of heaven!

Little Turkish Cafe

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Address: 217 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 302 0353


  • Sunday to Thursday: 10 AM–5 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10 AM–6 AM

Little Turkish Café, founded back in ’92, isn’t your average joint. This family-run Turkish shop in New Zealand ain’t playin’ around when it comes to serving up top-notch grub and service. 

In short, they’ve set the bar sky-high, folks. Every morning, they’re churning out freshly baked bread just to give you that extra kick of freshness. 

And their menu is so simple yet oh-so-satisfying! There’s somethin’ for everyone to sink their teeth into.

Now here’s the fun stuff — shisha pipes! You and your crew can get ready to chat, relax, and puff away like magical dragons. 

And when it comes to the grub, prepare to drool. From moussaka to lamb shanks, chicken shish kebabs to Turkish curries, they’ve got it all. 

Just trust me, your taste buds are in for a wild ride!

Pro Tip:

Vegetarian felafel salad is our go-to here, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy their meat-topped pizzas!