Welcome to Café Zilli in Petone!

We provide a true taste of Turkey using recipes handed down through generations of families from the small fishing village of Kas on Turkey's southern coast adjoining the Mediterranean Sea.

The tastes and flavours are fresh to the palate and reflective of the rich variety of Middle Eastern cuisine. Produce for salads and meze are purchased and prepared daily. Turkish bread is baked on the premises adding to the enticing aromas. Our meze changes with the seasons and is a favourite with our regular customers and newcomers alike. From yoghurt, to minted beetroot, to eggplant and carrot, and the traditional dolma, the meze platter offers a healthy and exciting beginning to your Zilli experience.

Our meats are grilled within their own special Zilli marinade and accompanied by rice prepared in true Turkish style, a skill much prized among chefs within Turkey.

We offer you a warm and friendly environment with a touch of humour and informality and a menu that has been carefully developed to please a wide range of tastes.

Come and join us - you will be pleased you did!

Ring Mehmet, Jody or Sian on 04 586 2655 to make a booking.

We are open seven nights a week with lunch on demand and you can bring your own wine or sample our own in house eclectic range.

(04) 586-2655


184 Jackson St, Petone