Hamilton's First Choice for Turkish Food

AMAZING. Ah-maz-ing! Have been here twice so far and both times it was incredible. This time the Mother in law to be and my fiance and I shared the Sultan Meze Platter and it was just divine. All the flavours were fresh and clean. The platter was just right to feed the 3 of us for a late lunch/early dinner. The service was wonderful; attentive but not forceful. I cant wait to try the rest of the menu and I’m thinking it may become a family and friend favourite.

Passing through Hamilton on Waitangi weekend we were on the lookout for a restaurant which gave us a genuine ethnic eating option. Babaganush turned out to fit the bill with Turkish cooking that was the best we have had in New Zealand since our last visit to Istanbul. The mezzes gave us a good cross section of the foods you find through out the Mediterranean coastal regions of Turkey. The calamari as a main was delicious, well spiced and cooked correctly. The lamb kofta was also excellent. The service was attentive and the ambience pleasant. This a restaurant we would recommend and would re visit when in Hamilton and would recommend to others.

Babaganush is an awesome restaurant, great food at great prices. services is fantastic, the owner made us feel very welcome. will go back again for sure. The meals are large and yummy. Will tell my friends for sure .thanks guys 🙂

This charming restaurant was a pleasant surprise to new comers to Hamilton. The attractive decor of blues and oranges drew us in as it reminded us of our trips to the Middle East. We settled at a table by the window and enjoyed the Sultan’s Mezze platter which we reckoned had the best dips we have tasted outside Istanbul. This was followed by generous mains. I can recommend the grilled Haloumi and roasted beetroot salad and the delicately spiced lamb kofta. My companion made short work of the seasonal courgette fritters .What impressed us and what you don’t find in many modestly priced restaurants is that everything including the delicious bread is made from scratch , fresh daily on the premises. This is a find and definitely worth a visit if you are in Hamilton.

Its really hard to find a restaurant vegetarian meal that is different, so I was pleasantly surprised when friends recently took us to Babaganush and I discovered their Haloumi and Roasted Beetroot Salad. Yum! The meat eaters all enjoyed their meals too, and matched with Efes (Turkish Pilsner) we had a very enjoyable Turkish dining experience.

We had a lovely birthday dinner at Babaganush. The prices were very reasonable (including wine), and we pre-ordered a birthday cake which was fabulous. A great night to remember.