I have dine on a Friday night at Cafe Kardeniz twice while my father has been in Auckland Hospital and each time the food and service has been absolutely surperb! I wish we had a Turkish Cafe of the quality in Tauranga!!!
We live nearby, and often drop by when cooking is too much…
Karadeniz is a low key, friendly place for decent Turkish food at decent prices. There’s usually just one or two staff, so be prepared to be patient if there’s a few people in. Great pictures to look at while you’re waiting, too!
Can’t fault them on what they do
Simple, casual venue with fresh and well presented food. A step up from the average kebab shop, with a more varied menu and accordingly slightly higher price. The mezze platter is a good way to try a bit of everything, and I enjoyed the mantar dolma in particular. Friendly service, and extra brownie points for providing a candle for free once I mentioned the slice of cake I was buying was for the birthday boy. However, there were a couple of items on the menu that were not available, such as the lentil soup and raki (aniseed spirit). Also towards the end of the evening, the room began to smell like Dettol as the staff were obviously cleaning.
Had a lamb & mixed pita with meze for two and my partner and I loved everything. The meze was absolutely fantastic the pitas were jam packed with tasty fillings we could’nt fault it. We will definitely be back.
I have eaten at ‘Cafe Karadeniz’ on many occasions as my boyfriend lives nearby, we often pop down there when he can’t be bothered cooking. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. (Girls, the owner is very easy on the eye.) ; )
The food is authentic, fresh and delicious. I recommend you leave enough room for the Citrus and Coconut cake, *with cream* it’s divinely indulgent.
I love this place! Caught up with some girlfriends, one from Christchurch, who used to be a regular there with me and they delivered, again. The food is fresh and delicious with unobtrusive but friendly and familiar staff.
I highly recommend Cafe Karadeniz and can’t wait to get back there!