FOR NIAZI. Hi Niazi, So pleased to see that you are still doing well. Alexander Downer is a friend of mine so say hello to him when he comes in. Remember happy days in Limassol and driving to Kyrenia. Very best wishes to you and your family, Robin Hardy.
We have the happiest memories of our early married life in Akrotiri and Berengaria, Cyprus, due, in no small measure, to the wonderful evenings we spent with you, enjoying the best cuisine and the warmest hospitality in the Near East. Subsequently, for over 30 years, we have worked and lived abroad. Only once, in Istanbul, did we find a restaurant which could even remotely challenge yours! Congratulation and all the best for the future.
I served with the RAF in the early '70s and often frequented your Limassol restaurant whilst in transit through RAF Akrotikiri. I have extremely fond memories of the times I have spent in your Limassol restaurant with various crew members on our way through Cyprus. This was no doubt due to the great standards that were set by the original management and staff before the crisis. The restaurant was epitomised by great service and even better food. I shall always remember the Limassol restaurant with great affection. Good luck for the future.
Its so great! to see photo's of your restaurant back before 1974. My wife June and I were regular patron's from 1968-70. We will definitely frequent your current restaurant in Kyrenia when we visit this coming October.
IN YOUR PHOTO GALLERY BEFORE 1974, I CAN BE SEEN AT BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE PICTURE IN VIEW NUMBER 10…. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS.
The most fantastic restaurant in Limassol for all our 9 Sqn aircrew parties until it closed in 1974, (Moved to Kyrenia). We still talk about the wonderful hospitality and excellent food provided by the owner and staff. Long may Niazi's continue and prosper.
I used to visit your restaurant whilst I was in Episkopi working for the Y.M.C.A. in1970 – 1974 and loved it. I often think of the wonderful meals I had there and have never been able to find another restaurant to compare. Best wishes for prosperity in Kyrenia.
We married in Episkopi in 1960. Our family visited Niazis Limassol every week while we lived there. The best Kebab in town. The yoghurt was dreamy. We still have a painting of the "Original" Niazi's on our wall today. We were so happy to hear the business is thriving. Congratulations !
Those were the days of wonderful lemon scented evenings delicious kebabs good friends and fiery floating napkins Niazi do you still make the same cabbage salad Tony and Sarah 73 Squadron 1966 to 1969.
Jenny and I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Kyrenia where we revisited the Niazi Full Kebab experience. Just as it was back in Limassol in 1973 and bringing back so many happy memories. We were also delighted to meet Mr Niazi again.
Ching ching my friend. That was the life. 1966-69. We came to your 40th birthday party in Limassol and you came to our sons Chritening at Berengaria Officers club. Your 80th birthday must be soon. We are coming to Cyprus with Saga Holidays from 30th March to 9th April including two nights in Kyrenia. Would love to see you again.Will await your reply before giving more detail.
A Blast from the Past Greetings, if you're still around Niazzi. Your hole-in-the-wall place in Limassol still brings back many happy memories of my time in Limassol from 1962/65. I remember then the price of a full kebab with a bottle of half-and-half thrown in was twelve shillings, but if the extra course you offered was suggested to be your nose, then the price went up to thirteen and sixpence. All in good humour, though, Niazzi! I hope things still go well for you in Kyrenia, where you may well meet Joy my ex-wife from time to time. She frequents your part of the island now and has mentioned seeing you from time to time. Also, do you remember meeting my mother in a post office in Acre Lane Brixton one day? Hayter Road where your relations lived was only a stone's throw from my parent's house. Anyway, if you want to send an email, I'd be glad to hear from you. All the very best for now, Brian Walker
Incredible experiance.Loaded with fantastic Kebabs, amazing smells and you can watch it all happen as you wait sipping on superb wine. Ill be back as the man once said!!
Going back to 1967 when stationed at RAF Akrotiri, four of us, young airmen were having a meal at your restaurant in Limassol and someone said 'Lets go to Nicosia for the weekend' At the time we had an old Wolsely car, as usual with no petrol, but Niazis used to sell petrol in 5 gallon gerry can's from the front of the restaurant. We purchased the petrol and proceeded to empty the contents into the tank, we were parked in front of the restaurant, Because it was dark we weren't sure if all the petrol was going into the tank, so someone lit a match, and guess what? yes, the tank went on fire, clearing all the customer from the restaurant. We managed to put it out by sticking a damp cloth into the filler. It seemed just an antic at the time but when you get older you realise that a lot of people could have been hurt and maybe, Niazis would have been no more. Kind regards to you all.Barry Day
I visited your Limassol restaurant many times whilst I served in the RAF. I have many happy memories of dinners there and I am glad that your businesses in Kyrenia are such a success. One day I might visit…
I remember Niazi's in Limasol down by the Green Mosque. The food and the Kokinelli great. I came to Girne (TRNC) with a good friend Fikret Kursad who has a holiday village near Famagusa. Best Wishes Tony
103 MU 1969-1972.Many happy memories-fantastic meals-cheap wine-water ski club Akrotiri-Scouse-Roy Wallace-Bev Charmian-Jane Roberts to name but a few!!
We used Niazi's 32 years ago when in the RAF at Episkopi. We now use it in Kyrenia everytime we go to North Cyprus.–Still the best-
103 MU Akrotiri. Always the best
5th Royal……Dragoon Guard. Having first experienced Niazi's wonderful kebabs in Limassol in 1973,it was nice to renew the experience with the next generation in 2002