Below is a list of the top and leading Turkish Restaurant in Auckland. To help you find the best Turkish Restaurant located near you in Auckland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Auckland’s Best Turkish Restaurant:
The top rated Turkish Restaurant in Auckland are:
- Little Turkish Cafe – offers a unique shisha experience
- Feriza’s – uses family-kept culinary secrets
- Cafe Midnight Express – a hub of Mediterranean cuisines
- Miss Istanbul – classic Turkish dishes with a modern flair
- Bodrum Kitchen – home of best-tasting Greek and Turkish staples
Little Turkish Cafe
Little Turkish Cafe specializes in native dishes from Turkey. The restaurant is based in Auckland, New Zealand serving classic Middle Eastern cuisines. It was founded to present a luxury dining experience centred on Turkish culture. Diners can explore the shisha experience unique to Middle Eastern countries. Friends can chat and relax while smoking the shisha pipe. The heart of the menu is their mouth-watering dishes like the moussaka, lamb shank, chicken shish kebab, Turkish curry and the cholo kebab. Moussaka is a combination of mushrooms, capsicum, eggplant potatoes, onion and lamb mince with mozzarella cheese and bechamel sauce layered to tease the palate.
Falafel Salad, Coffee & Baklava, Chicken/Lamb Kebab, Cholo Kebab, Pizza Vegetarian, Turkish Curry, Pizza Hawaiian, Chicken Shish Kebab, Moussaka, Lamb Shank
“Turkish restaurant, I had pizza 👌 they have a liquor licence. If you want to experience, Karangahape road a good place to start… Five stars!” –Duncan Macnicol
Feriza’s was established by siblings Alex and Feriza Isik. The Turkish restaurant carries the 20+ years of culinary experience of the brother and sister duo focused on Ottoman cuisines. What started as a fascination with their grandmother’s recipe book, became a lifelong passion that is now being shared with Aucklanders. Their menu features culinary specialties from Greece and Turkey best shared with others. Start the day with a breakfast of either the Turkish bruschetta made up of chilli mash avocado, feta with pomegranate glaze and salsa on Turkish pide or the classic Turkish hand-rolled yuka dough topped with sumac onion, red pickle and tzatziki called the gozeleme.
Breakfast: Turkish bruschetta, Gozeleme; Small Bites: Lamb Kofte Meatballs; Lunch: Lunch Plate; Turkish Drinks: Pomegranate Iced Tea, Limonata, Salep, Ayran
“Nice Turkish restaurant in central Auckland. Food quality is good and very relaxing environment.” –Gabriel Kung
Cafe Midnight Express
Cafe Midnight Express serves the Auckland community of New Zealand with authentic Turkish meals made from fresh local ingredients. With its central location, the restaurant is the perfect hub for a Turkish and Mediterranean culinary journey. The starter menu has the marinated halloumi, hummus or tzatziki, sigara borek and marinated olives and feta cheese. Heading to the heart of the menu, the main dishes consist of the mezze platter, calamari salad, grilled chicken, shish chicken, iskender, lamb moussaka, doner kebab, midnight mix and the kofte. Desserts are a choice of Turkish jelly cubes popularly known as Turkish delights, ice cream, sticky date cake, baklava, baked cheesecake and chocolate cake.
Starters: Hummus or Tzatziki, Marinated Halloumi, Sigara Borek, Marinated Olives & Feta Cheese; Mains: Mezze Platter, Calamari Salad, Grilled Chicken, Shish Chicken, Midnight Burger, Iskender, Lamb Moussaka, Kofte; Lamb Shank, Scotch Fillet, Moroccan Falafel, Vegetarian Moussaka, Doner Kebab, Midnight Mix; Desserts: Turkish Delight, Ice Cream, Baklava
“Great customer service, warm, welcoming and it smells amazing in here! The food came out pretty fast, full of flavour and soooo good!!!! Everything we ordered was delicious and their menu is so appealing we will have to come back to try what we didn’t order. Thank you for our first Turkish dinner experience, we all loved it here. Definitely recommend you come here if you’re in the city.” –Christian Collier Emily Timo
Miss Istanbul is situated at Brown Street of Ponsonby Auckland. The eatery promotes the rich Turkish cuisines. They offer traditional dishes with a modern twist by incorporating local ingredients. Start with their breakfast offering of saganaki, menemen and spanakopita. The saganaki is a mix of scrambled egg and vine tomato served on Turkish pide, spanakopita, on the other hand, is a combination of filo pastry, feta cheese, spinach, onion, salsa and chutney. Menemen is the Turkish version of scrambled eggs topped with feta, olives, capsicum, tomato and onion served with pide bread. There are also mezzes and big plate options.
Saganaki, Menemen, Spanakopita, Mumma’s Kitchen Table, Grilled Halloumi, Mezzes, Dürüm, Mumma’s Capsicum Dolma, Istanbul Kebab, Adana Skewer
“Came with a good friend on a cold rainy night so the heating in front of the counter was very welcome. Ordered the Iskender and another slow-cooked lamb meal. The food was delicious and the portion was good. Interesting set up – It’s nice seeing the food cooked in front of you. Friendly staff too:) Overall a lovely experience.” –Marielle Ibarra
Bodrum Kitchen serves a fusion of Greek and Turkish specialties. The eatery situated in the Auckland region of New Zealand offers a mouth-watering journey to the Meditteranean culture and food. They have authentic Turkish meals, an impressive coffee and beverage meals. The big brekkie features eggs, served with sujuk sausage, bacon, roasted tomato, mushrooms, pide bread and chips. Ricotta hotcakes is a berry compote combined with bacon, maple syrup and mascarpone. Lahmajun is the famous Turkish pizza topped with rocket pesto, spiced lamb mince and tomato capsicum salsa. They also serve hummus with falafel, grilled skewers and Harrisa prawns.
The Big Brekkie, Ricotta Hotcakes, Lahmajun, Hummus with Falafel, Feast, Harissa Prawns
“We have dined at the New Lynn Bodum & we have very much enjoyed the experience. There is good separation between tables, the decor is lovely & bright, the space is large & airy. We got the feast to share with spiced lamb & it was delicious. Everything was fresh & tasty, served on lovely dishes & beautifully presented. The staff were friendly & helpful without being in ones face. We will come back again.” –Gaylene Thompson