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Coopers Catch Kaikoura
81/100 (2642 ratings)
Quick Bites
Fast Food
Fast food
British
New Zealand
Seafood
British
New Zealand
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Drinks
After-hours
Fish & Chips
Cod
Prawns
Burger
Fish & chips
Crawfish
Catfish
Salad
Scallops
Fish
Calamari
Mussels
Calamares
Chowder
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Fast food
British
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Digital Payments
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Family style
Dog Friendly
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
After-hours
Lunch
Drinks
Dinner
Cheap Eats
"Has to be the best fish and chips I’ve ever had, anywhere in the world. Fresh, melt in your mouth fish with a light, crispy batter or breadcrumb...."
Daniel Grossett
"Best fish and chips in a long time!!! Both the chips and fish were perfection... huge portions, great prices.. and FREE tomato sauce and lemon..."
Naomi Provis
"Friendly staff fantastic food finally a place that has crisply..."
Shaun Vivian
"Excellent fish and chips (Blue Cod) the best we have had in New Zealand. Friendly helpful staff. Car parking adjacent. Seating available both inside..."
Geoff Sanderson
"This Place is a must to visit. The tastiest fish and chips I have tried and I have tried lot's of different thing's on the menu. It all taste's so..."
Vicky Brown
"Beautiful Fish Chips. Real squid rings. Good price. Proper chips. Quick service. Highly..."
Samantha Laing
"The best fish n chips I have had in my life to date! I highly recommend this place to travellers looking for a great tasting feed of fish n chips, at..."
Brute Harrison
"Wonderful seafood.. Tasty and fresh.. Maybe you can reduce the chips portion as it's too..."
Krn Pace
"Whitebait sandwich, steak egg chips with mushroom sauce......heaven..."
Murray Laird
"Fishburger, chips and coffee! Friendly staff and very much value for the..."
Anna Julin
"Great fast service for a busy place.loved the Gluten free burger. Staff is friendly..."
Cherie Stenson
"Came in yesterday (07/01/16) Fish and chips are awesome! Best i've had in the country hands down, staff are super friendly and informative, menu's..."
Geoffrey Nelson
"Nice takeaways and good quality food. The fish was particularly tasty and the sausage was a good flavour and huge. Overall a good meal. Car..."
Murray Quartly
"We usually visit this place when visiting Kaikoura. In the off peak periods it's usually the one place guaranteed to be open. Fish meals are pretty..."
Diana Waines
"We stopped on the way through to Blenheim and so glad we did. The food was exceptional! Legitimately the best fish and chips we might have ever had..."
Kristy Tosello
"Lunch on the way home from Christchurch. Heard it had changed hands, food still as great as ever. Can't beat fish and chips in the sunshine...."
Pete Wilson
"10/10 experiece by coopers team here (didnt actually meet that guy), the fish was by far the best snapper iv ever had, in fact it mitve been the best..."
Dion Hughes
"Fish and chips were great and also tried the seafood chowder which was excellent but slightly salty imo but it went well with the garlic bread...."
Gary Ng
"The snapper costs a bit more but was excellent and the proportion sizes were generous. It can get busy but the food gets to you eventually and is..."
Alistair Reed
"Eat there few times, fish(Snapper) and chips are nice but sometimes can be a bit soggy and greasy. If the chips cook 10 seconds more would be..."
MC
"Authentic fish & chips. Very nice portions and a big menu and beverages. A lot of seats, nice outdoor area. However one of the employees (on the 6th..."
Helene Sophia
"The place felt very authentic and local. Despite being "fast food" the quality of the food was great and there were many flavours balancing perfectly..."
Paulina Binas
"Great fish and chips, battery is light a d crispy. Chips was crispy as..."
Vinod
"Yummy Massive chips, excellent service from the friendly staff. Be prepared to wait a while as the line is usually out the door! 2020 edit: returned..."
Ryan B
"Standard fish set was delicious! The chips were amazing too! lots of seagulls but that comes with a fish restaurant. If you’re really that..."
Mara DeRose
The Whaler
74/100 (2568 ratings)
Restaurants
Quick Bites
Bar
Gluten Free Options
Pub
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
Drinks
Calamares
Salmon
Burger
Chowder
Ribs
Prawns
Porterhouse Steak
Lamb
Pesto
Pasta
Fish
Salad
Calamari
Mussels
Sit down
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Television
After-hours
Drinks
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"It's meant to be pub food but really it was outstanding. We stumbled upon this cos we wanted to see the rugby . Pleasantly surprised. The fish was so..."
karin hubber
"Popped in here on a quiet Sunday night. Staff friendly and left us to enjoy the space and view. Huge sized meals for a good price. Good history..."
Sarah Healey
"Awesome food and causy place to be for a drink or eat while travelling from Picton to..."
Kazi Tabriz
"Starting off positive - Mains were excellent with good sized portions. The chicken was a little dry but the peppercorn sauce made up for it. The ribs..."
Graeldon
"Decent pub food, excellent chowder and fish. Staff really busy on the holiday weekend but stayed cheerful and very helpful. I'm never that thrilled..."
Steve Warne
"A solid Monteith's pub in Kaikoura. Loads of space, and a couple of pool tables. There's an upstairs deck which would be awesome on a sunny day...."
Morgan Williams
"Very nice bar area to sit in and enjoy the sun at the window 😎 Had some nice beer and good Sauvignon Blanc. We enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately we..."
Sandra B
"Nice food with large portions and reasonable price. Friendly atmosphere. You place your order and pay at the..."
j c
"The burger patty seemed like it was pre-cooked and re-heated, but otherwise the service was what set our experience apart - it was fantastic, from..."
Russell King
"We like the ambience here, cozy and seems a nice place to socialize or gather with your friends! I ordered chai latte and kids steak meal because I..."
Usa Iswari
"Great food. We didn't wait too long for the food. BBQ port ribs was..."
New Zealand “New Zealand Made” Made
"Great place! Were honest with is about the wait times on a busy night. The staff were all friendly and wonderful, very accommodating. The place has a..."
Adam Haycock
"We got BBQ ribs and the porterhouse steak and were really happy with the food. Lovely little restaurant and bar and even though they said they were..."
Jessie Nankivell
"During my 3 years in New Zealand- the best place for both lslands. Girls who are working here are doing just..."
Ana Ivina
"Pretty good chowder, found scallop, prawns and a big piece of fish in it. Soup main was nice. Kids meals were fairly good value. Required to order at..."
The Lilldoggs
Kaikoura Seafood Bbq
80/100 (1756 ratings)
Quick Bites
New Zealand
Seafood
Soups
Barbecue
New Zealand
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Barbecue
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Chowder
Seafood Platters
Sandwiches
Fish Sandwich
Prawns
Lobster
Omelette
Crawfish
Catfish
Salad
Fish
Scallops
Mussels
Salmon
Café
Barbecue
Seafood
New Zealand
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Street Parking
Waterfront
Lunch
Drinks
Brunch
Dinner
Mid-range
"The best experience - can't come to Kaikoura within trying out this awesome place kiwi style- BBQ seafood on the side of the road! Crayfish was..."
Diane Andrews
"Tasty, fresh seafood with friendly, quick service and a great view. Highly..."
Craig Pole
"Their crayfish is awesome, fresh and taste really good! Just a simple crayfish and prawn will be enough for us to enjoy our day in Kaikoura...."
Brahmastyo Puji
"This place has really tasty grilled seafood. You can select the crayfish you want from the tub and they grill it in garlic butter. Very fast service..."
Ben Drury
"Very tasty Crayfish for reasonable price. Comes with a garlic bread,rice and some salad. Waiting is about 20-30 min depends how busy they are. To..."
Michal Kanuch
"Excellent food!!!! Everything was fresh and the butter sauce was D E L I C I O U S!!! Seafood platter is a must try - value for money! $58 for huge..."
Smokeout
"The food is simple, the decor is casual, the setting is literally on the side of the road. Sound like I’m downplaying it? I’m not. This is..."
Iona Pical
"First time trying as I saw the reviews is good.Its a takeaway option on a rainy day. We went there on a rainy day so atmosphere is Neutral. We..."
Raymond Lim
"$50 for one cray fish with some salad and rice. The crayfish taste fresh. The hygiene of the cooking could be improved by using disposable gloves or..."
Yuki K
"What's not to love?!? Beautiful spot, friendly folk, and crayfish! The bouillabaisse was..."
Mel Lublow-Catty
"The crayfish (lobster) was really good! I had the 1/2 crayfish meal (rice, garlic bread, salad). Just a very unique setting along the road and steps..."
Kellie Reed
"We came across this place whilst walking back from the panoramic walk (highly recommended). Thirsty, we were delighted to find the drinks wagon sells..."
Hamish Pringle
"My partner and I were excited to try the seafood at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk we heard all about it all the way from Melbourne, Victoria and we..."
K Spiteri
"Good quality seafood to eat in your car or on the beach while you watch the sealife & ocean. Nice people to deal with when ordering..."
James
"Yes it’s expensive but it’s sea food so quite normal. We paid like 80$ for 2 person. We had way enough, it was delicious. Not a big fan of the..."
Léa Brach
"Crayfish. YES!! Whitebait Fitter. YES! Seafood Platter YES!. Quick . Fresh and..."
Gavin Harris
"For all seafood lovers this is a must do in Kaikoura. We had the seafood platter and half a crayfish. Everything was so fresh and cooked to..."
Irene L
Cods And Crayfish
80/100 (3957 ratings)
Quick Bites
Fast Food
New Zealand
Seafood
Fast food
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Prawns
Crawfish
Burger
Catfish
Fish
Scallops
Oyster
Fish & chips
Calamari
Mussels
Fish & Chips
Cod
Fast food
Seafood
Fast food
New Zealand
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Dinner
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Fantastic experience! Got their seafood platter at $120 , includes their signature blue cod, lobster and hand cut fries. Saw them bringing in and..."
Yves Saint J
"We went for dinner. It was super fresh. Bluecod fish&chip and crayfish were yummy. Next day we came back again for lunch order 3 crayfish and..."
PeaPie
"The crayfish feast was delicious. Crayfish was live in the tank on-site before cooking and was served in melted garlic butter. The blue cod,..."
Ben Drury
"They serve one of the best Grilled Crayfish I have had. It was fresh and well cooked, just nicely cooked. We also had the battered blue cod and..."
Karen C
"Fish and chip shop which also does crayfish. I had some blue cod fish and chips and crayfish. Both were absolutely delicious. We managed to get one..."
Leon Brown
"Maybe the best fish&crayfish we had in NZ. You can eat outdoors, but the seagulls would want some too. Takeaway is also a popular..."
Stef M
"Our first stop to try Crayfish and we were very impressed! Good value for money. Friendly service with a smile. You have the option of choosing the..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Hands down best fish and chips ever. If you want cheap as chips (pardon the pun) it’s not for you but value is outstanding. Choice of fish,..."
Richard Smith
"The crayfish was amazing. We chose the biggest one on display and it was cooked to perfection. Succulent, tender, and so fresh. No fancy sauce..."
Iriz York
"Nice spot to enjoy some fish and chips ! Prices were good and you could tell that all the fishes were really fresh ! Staff was really helpful and..."
Valery T
"Nice little dining place. The crayfish is a must try here and really good and fresh! We actually felt the fish and chips were not too bad either...."
Abraham Lee
"Blue cod & groper was delicious. Really fat crispy chips too. A good solid fish n chips not just a tourist..."
Nicola Essex
"We went to Kaikoura for a crayfishing but we missed it. So we look for a crayfish restaurant and we found this place. The owner was very friendly,..."
Linna
"This is 2 scoops and blue cod. Battered and cooked straight away. Really..."
Donna Van Grinsven
"First night in Kaikoura, we really wanted to have koura (crayfish). We found this fish and chips shop on Google maps. The crayfish cooked perfectly,..."
Karen Chung
"Being introduced by the local, we tried this place for dinner. We were approached by the friendly boss, despite closing in another 30 min, order was..."
TEOW SOON NG
"Friendly, pleasant service, beautiful Bluecod..."
Judith Holland
"What do you do in Kaikoura? You have koura for kai. Simple easy takeaway. We loved the crayfish, blue cod and their beautiful crunchy chips. Highly..."
peter oht
Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
83/100 (1344 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Contemporary
Vegetarian Friendly
Cheesecakes
Crawfish
Catfish
Cakes
Lamb
Bruschette
Pesto
Lobster
Fish
Pork
Pasta
Salad
Chili
Calamari
Mussels
Calamares
Chowder
Cheesecake
"We didn't have table booked but they found us one after 10 min.The meals were very good. Tasty. The staff was a bit slow but it was full so I can..."
Marin Ianev
"Delicious food quick service friendly staff beautiful views We will be..."
Shauni
"The best fine dining in Kaikoura! Got a special occasion in Kaikoura and want to eat fancy? Go, right now, to the Green Dolphin. I absolutely did..."
Andrew Johnson (AJ)
"Nice modern restaurant, with a view to see. The food was tasty just a bit expensive and smaller..."
Veronika Karkoszkova
"Great food and good views. Wonderful helpful..."
Steve Heuser (Sir Trout)
"Amazing meal, super chilled atmosphere with views of the ocean. The new owners have done a great job and will definitely be back next time we’re in..."
Matt Jenke
"Fresh and milky market fish Juicy and rich taste..."
Edison Wu
"I have to say that my partner and I eat out often ,but this is one of the best meals ever. My partner had steak and Mussels, I had the vegetarian..."
Trudy Scott
"They want you to book on advance. On a Monday. 😳 We hadn't booked. So we got there at 7.15 and were given some sob story about no tables free..."
Margaret Pinsent
"I have just had a meal with my wife at the Green Dolphin in Kaikoura; this was a celebration of my partners 50th Birthday, so it needed to be..."
Philip Bedford
"We visited the Green Dolphin twice within 3 days and it was both times Absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding and the food really good as..."
Monika Horn
"Everything about this place was fantastic! Huge range of wines: from the cheapest of budgets to the sublime. The food was superb! Great value for..."
Amy Dufty
Black Rabbit Pizza
83/100 (1219 ratings)
Restaurants
Pizza
Pizza
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
Drinks
Prawns
Burger
Lamb
Pesto
Pork
Pasta
Salad
Salmon
Cheesecake
Sit down
Pizza
Serves Alcohol
Gift Cards Available
Highchairs Available
Digital Payments
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Delivery
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Reservations
Street Parking
Seating
Table Service
Cash Only
Drinks
Dinner
After-hours
Lunch
Mid-range
"Great value for your money! I can recommend. The staff was friendly,..."
Ramona Munz
"Best pizza I've ever had, friendly prompt service, highly..."
Amanda Graham
"Delicious pizza, great little place and friendly..."
Carrie Bach
"Brilliant pizza and great staff! Love this place..."
Beck Forman
"Best pizza ever really nice atmosphere and good..."
Guelsen Tatu
"Best pizza ever, and I could have eaten a bucket of the calamari :) Please please please come to..."
Gail Stubbing
"Celebrated our wee girls first birthday tonight with the most fabulas pizza! Love your new fit out and menu! Highly recommend. Thank u! Kaikoura very..."
Lisa Moffat
"Awesome flavours, Great hosts, Wish we ate there more..."
Belinda Bouman Andrews
"Tuti's Restaurant always buys it's pizzas from the black rabbit because they are so..."
Peter McGovern
"Awesome..."
Teoh Peng Siong
"Sooo yummy!! I could live on it..."
Joni Morrissey
"Pizza was decent, my kid liked the herbivore pizza and we also had the butter chicken was quite unique? But maybe I would stick with the standard..."
SChan
"Came on for dinner on a steady Saturday night, great atmosphere, food was coming out quickly, service was excellent, we had a good selection of..."
Hope Clarke
"Quite nice decoration in restaurant, we had few pizzas I ordered carnivorous which was guite good just the vase is very thin and you feel like is..."
Michal Kanuch
"Excellent gluten free pizza, good service and well worth a visit. Also have GF IPA..."
Andy Harris
"Wow! This place was exceptional. Absolutely loaded gourmet pizzas using the freshest ingredients, with a huge range to suit everybody. My mum..."
Elke Wallace-Smith
"Came here for dinner and the food was amazing. Tried meat lovers, aloha and the black rabbit (in the picture), all were great. The garlic bread is a..."
Benaiah See
"I’m sure I’ve been here a few years ago but I don’t remember it being this good! I had pepperoni pizza, Greek salad and fries which were all so..."
Liz Turner
"Ordered pizzas over the phone and they were delicious! Delivered two pizzas in under 30 minutes. Lady over the phone was super helpful and friendly..."
Smokeout
"We ordered delivery. The Epic Cheese Burger and the Pepperoni Pizza. Food came pretty quick. Nothing super special, but the right thing for a lazy..."
Helene Sophia
"Finally Italian styled pizza in New Zealand!!!! Super yummy thin bases, luxurious toppings and tip top service! Thanks Black Rabbit, we may have to..."
Karen & Matthias Binggeli-Stone
"Great pizzeria! Large choice of pizza, cosy atmosphere, the lady is super nice and helpful. We had the half/half pizza, for an extra 3$ you can try 2..."
alison richard
"Stumbled upon this place as we are staying nearby for doplhin watch, located beside an Indian eatery. Absolutely amazing pizzas, highly recommend the..."
M.S. Tan
"The pizza was okay but nothing special. But its a very kind little restaurant which is really nice. Also the waitresses are really friendly. If you..."
Steffi Brüm
"Great little place! Probably the best eat you could find in Kaikoura, we were so impressed by the quality and freshness of the pizza, salad and..."
Karen Ng
"The best pizza I have ever tried.. if I could give 10 stars I would! Had the kangaroo one it was delicious!!!! Best service as well the girl at the..."
Natalia Martinez
Why Not Cafe
70/100 (1199 ratings)
Restaurants
Quick Bites
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Toasts
Burger
Fish & chips
Waffles
Cakes
Fish
Salad
Mussels
Salmon
Chowder
Fish & Chips
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Highchairs Available
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Beautiful sunny spot in the morning for a coffee and something to eat..... I got a mushroom and steak pie, nice big chunks of steak. Service was..."
Mr Moto
"Great food. Nice coffee. Friendly personal. Nice..."
Frank Osbæck
"Seems to be a popular cafe in the new and popular area in Kaikuora. Heard that the seafood chowder and the brownies are good here. Well, the seafood..."
c ph (Pink Gardenia)
"Great to find this wee gem for an early breakfast! Wonderful friendly, prompt service, delicious eggs bene with salmon and lovely hot coffee. Great..."
Gina Barnett
"Good breakfast and lunch spot in town. Service is fast and food is inviting. Staff is pretty busy as the place fills up rapidly. Decent amount of..."
c “cfl” lane
"The next day after the fishing trip we headed down there to have breakfast. Busy place but service good,prices reasonable and delivery of breakfast..."
Chris Robinson
"I don't usually post reviews, however I'll make an exception. Stopped by while travelling up North and that was possibly my best decision. Had..."
Leon Niedermeier
"Why not indeed! Great cabinet food and good menu variety on offer. We were all very happy with our meals and coffees. Very efficient and generous..."
Deb
"I frequented this cafe whilst I was staying in Kaikoura. Their cakes and coffees were excellent! I really enjoyed chatting with the staff during my..."
David Garwood
"Have been travelling through nz over last couple of weeks. This is first cafe that has stood out for good service and tasty, well presented food,..."
berwyn mason
Beach House Cafe
83/100 (1049 ratings)
Quick Bites
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Breakfast
Burger
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
Souvlaki
Cakes
Pancakes
Fish
Salad
Salmon
Chowder
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Seating
Lunch
Drinks
Brunch
Breakfast
Mid-range
"10/10 You have to stop in for a coffee to take away or sit in and relax in the cozy home or out the front in the court yard looking at the incredible..."
Chloe Davis
"Visited Beach House Café a few times. And this is one of my go-to-breakfast places in town. Big boy was definitely superb and the seafood chowder..."
Tara.Czhatz
"Best vegan breakfast (the vegan stack)! Amazing presentation, taste, and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone. You’re missing out if you..."
Trina L
"Was going to write arguably but there’s not argument. The best cafe in New Zealand it was so good I had the same thing twice and way too many of..."
merick moss
"Best vibes! Comfortable seating with great options inside and out. Staff are all friendly and genuinely look like they enjoy life and it projects..."
Katie Baldwin
"The vegan stack was really tasty, the oat hot chocolate was a bit disappointing as all I could taste was oat milk, although it looked really good..."
Aisling Byrne
"perfect food, great service. lovely..."
Rodrigo Silva Freitas
"This place is phenomenal. Really lovely staff. Easy to get to. Open early. The decor, vibe, atmosphere is so chill and cool and inviting. The food -..."
Leigh Anne Darilek
"Really nice café with good coffee, food and very friendly staff :) We came here a few times and it was very nice every time. I highly recommend the..."
Ines Kuster
"Food here was stunning! Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Gluten free options. Great vibes. ..."
Ian C
"Lovely place and some of the smoothest coffee I have had in New..."
Marie Sofie Spanggaard Jespersen
"Great food, good variety. Fast..."
Josiah
"Great little place in Kaikora with a deserved reputation. It was quite busy when we went for a late breakfast but soon got a table and our..."
P W
"I've traveled a few ks all over NZ. I can tell you this is the best café that I have visited in both the north and south island. The coffee is..."
Stefan Edwards
"A colourful interior in a sunny spot just north of Kaikoura town on the main road. Parking on the street.Cosy seating areas great coffee..."
Mike Nelson
"Traveled through the area and stopped here for breakfast. This place is top notch. I highly recommend stopping in for coffee and breakfast. The..."
Andrique S
"Awesome, friendly and funny staff. Great place with lots of sunny spaces, a fire and interesting art! Beautiful food. Husband was most impressed with..."
Victoria Brookland
"This comfy and friendly cafe serves the best coffee in Kaikoura. The cafe’s rooms, with their polished timber floors, are a perfect place to while..."
Fergus Blakiston
Nin's Bin
89/100 (1006 ratings)
Restaurants
Quick Bites
New Zealand
Seafood
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Lobster
Mussels
Tapas
Tacos
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish & chips
Fish
Sit down
Seafood
New Zealand
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Waterfront
Mid-range
"It was a homely experience overall. The service was quite fast and the owner was lovely and helpful. Recommended the crayfish and white bait sammie!..."
Inthavath Douangta
"Once in a lifetime stop over. Should know the history of how the business name 'Nin' comes from. Really good fish n chips, not forgetting the..."
Ken Wai
"Our dinner was absolutely fantastic, we kept going on about how delicious the fish was. Our mussels were so tasty too. We'll be back to try the..."
sophie bell
"Love when there are educational values at places that we visit & dine in. Not necessarily more affordable than other seafood places along the state..."
Edna Luah
"Amazing food, service and views. You choose the crayfish you’d like (prices are all labelled) and have the option of eating it cold or heated with..."
Bonnie W
"Amazing crayfish, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly reccomend such a awesome place and experience. Food is so..."
Meighan Weber
"Loved the food and the "atmosphere" of having seafood in the outdoors - totally rocking the NZ vibes! Had the lobster with garlic butter and mussels..."
Joshua Chin
"Epic Fish & Chips and Mussels by the shorelines ! The shop keeper was super cool and friendly. They were very generous with their meat to flour ratio..."
Ching Wen Jun
"Awesome place to try the famous New Zealand crayfish. We had one with garlic butter and it just tasted delicious! The fish & chips were also very..."
Marisa Frerichs
"We had our first taste of New Zealand Crayfish here and it did not disappoint. The crayfish with lemon was delicious and it tasted so fresh. The fish..."
Dana Yam
"The freshest of the freshest, highly recommend. Keep supporting local business. Keep up the good work NINS BIN..."
Neeraj Kumar maharana
"Stopped here each time I did a road trip through the South Island to get crayfish for lunch. A lovely little shop with picnic tables nearby that you..."
Hannah-Jayne Rodokal
"Great heritage Crayfish place by the sea for a wholesome kai "Koura" crayfish experience. About 20 mins drive north from Kaikoura along SH..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Can't recommend enough, food was fresh and tasted amazing! The crayfish was meaty and cooked well, the fish was some of the best we've had and the..."
Adrian Lim
"Super fresh crayfish , highly..."
JENNY WANG
"Working opposite the caravan last week.....popped accross the road for some fresh fish- no fresh fish available so grabbed the steamed mussels &..."
Gavin Bell
"We are driving towards Kaikoura on the coast looking for photo opportunities, food and toilet and we come to this establishment. Ticked all the..."
john jackson
Groper Garage Bar & Restaurant
70/100 (974 ratings)
Restaurants
Pizza
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Pizza
Italian
Bar
Vegetarian Friendly
Bar
Pub
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
Salmon
Burger
Nachos
Pesto
Fish
Beef
Pasta
Salad
Calamari
Mussels
Calamares
Sit down
Bar
Pub
Pizza
New Zealand
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Television
Reservations
Seating
Lunch
After-hours
Dinner
Mid-range
"As Groper Garage was only newly opened, their kitchen wasn’t working at full capacity for dinner. We decided to search TripAdvisor and headed to..."
Natalie Tierney
"A rather standard lunch at Groper Garage in the west end of town. Open chicken sandwich and salt & pepper..."
Heneedsfood
"Pretty good. Stopped by after seeing some seals great food and..."
Son_of_the_dragon
"Just had a very nice pizza, and lovely fresh tarakihi. bread and dips to start. good service, pleasant staff. unfortunately one of our group of..."
Corinne Andrew
"Fantastic 2012-13 New years bash guys! Staff working hard and the band was AMAZING!!!...loved it, especialy the fact that they sang/played a couple..."
Rachel Wallace
"When coming to Kaikoura, a local highly recommended me to try fish & chips, as the city is known for it I searched online for restaurants serving so,..."
David France - ExploreFeelGood
"The music was quite loud. Service was good but you need to order at the bar. Food tastes great. I was here with teens and they were able to find..."
Dinah Davis
"Groper Garage is definitely one of the best go-to-pubs in town. Very friendly staff and good service. Karaoke nights are the best night for me. Pool..."
Tara.Czhatz
"We wanted fish & chips from other famous venue, but wanted beer with it, so we ended here. Absolutely no regret as their fish & chips were as good as..."
Daniel Mladek
"We were met by two friendly guys in the courtyard and were able to pick a great seating for two in the corner. It was a warm sunny evening great to..."
Ian Langridge
"Very friendly and helpful staff, very quick for the food to arrive with great sized portions for the price. Would definitely come back in the..."
Ben Hendrie
"Great food, drink selection, atmosphere and price. Would definitely recommend and go again next time I'm in..."
Grant Vinsen
"Chicken and bacon pizza was tasty. Place has friendly vibe and awesome outdoor area with plenty of heating. Little pricy & wouldn’t win “best..."
Jesse Roberts
"Great place to eat,very nice and helpful staff.will be back. 300gm ribeye and chips,blue cod and..."
Trev Hutt
"I went there on Halloween night, the atmosphere was chill and really calm, the man with curly hair was super friendly and very pleasant, honestly a..."
SwordCraft 84
"Had a few beers there after a days fishing, great atmosphere and very helpful friendly..."
Hamish Kershaw
"Battered blue cod was delicious! Could have had a little more salad & less fries but I'm just being picky 😊 Lovely atmosphere & great..."
Chris Payne
"Great spot on the main road. Good mix of bar and..."
Duncan Styles
"Second time here, nice spacious environment and great service, seafood dishes are very fresh and tasty, came all the way from Chch just for lunch..."
Yang Charlie
Strawberry Tree Kaikoura Limited
83/100 (947 ratings)
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New Zealand
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Fish & chips
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Catfish
Lamb
Fish
Beef
Salad
Scallops
Mussels
Chowder
Sit down
Bar
British
New Zealand
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Gift Cards Available
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Digital Payments
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Television
Reservations
Live Music
Seating
Table Service
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Mid-range
"Such an amazing place ! You got great food, fish or meat best in town ! Team is so nice ! Thanks for the lovely..."
Matthieu Chamorel
"An Irish themed bar with excellent service and the food we had was really tasty. it is pretty busy so don't expect fast food but relax enjoy the..."
Steve Jepson
"Super chilled place, we both had burgers which were incredible! The beef brisket just fell apart! 😍 I wanted a cider but they only had Stowford..."
Heidi
"Loved this place 🥰So glad it was open Wednesday as I left next day. So Cool😎inside Cosy with fire going , But I dined outside under the shade..."
michele keesing
"Lovely bar where we stopped for a beer and a little snack. The little snack turned out to be more than we expected for the price! Can really..."
Emma Krijnen
"We stopped here because the restaurant we wanted to eat at closed early. It man that was some good luck on our part. Even though they didn’t open..."
D C (QBNTO1)
"Great food & lovely people! The smoked brisket was outstanding. A fun..."
Karen Goodman
"Really amazing place. We enjoyed our drinks and meal next to a roaring fire in the rustic lodge style dining room. Such great atmosphere, really..."
Patrick F
"They were really busy but found a space for my daughter and I. The food menu was ME! It was my birthday so, of course, I had the Crayfish. Not cheap,..."
Clark Nemeth
"We got a couple of starters that were extremely good, the calamari in particular was excellent. For the main we shared a crayfish. It was very nice,..."
Stewart McDonald
"Called in without a booking to have dinner with my 3 children as we were in town for the night. Atmosphere was so welcoming, the hosts were just..."
lana geddes
"Three of us had the catch of the day which was lemon shark. We loved it. We also appreciated the very friendly and hard working staff. They have..."
Gerry S.
"The place is lovely and the pints are good but I wouldn’t serve a crayfish the way they did without giving you the proper utensils to eat it with...."
Ekj Boggis
"This was a pretty neat place to eat on the main drag. The food was good, and the prices modest. It is a great place for lunch. They also have a bar...."
Fabiola Byrne
"Food is as everyone said, superb. I ordered steak and it packed with flavors not to mentioned a large portion of fries. Tasted my friend's order as..."
Maxi Wong
"This place is fantastic. Make sure you book as very..."
Belinda Atkinson
"We arrived in town late on a Sunday, hungry and this is the first place we found open and still serving food. We got lucky, the place feels welcoming..."
Carlos Pacheco
"The thing that most stood out about this venue was the Staff! Fabulous team, very chatty & fun. Loved it. Interesting surrounding and awesome food...."
Lesley Quayle
Kaikoura Bakery
91/100 (786 ratings)
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Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Currently on a journey around the South Island to find the best pies. Ordered, - sausage roll: filling to pastry ratio was generous as per the..."
David Popperfield
"What a nice place in Kaikoura. They have so much food to choose. Everything was fresh prepared and amazingly tasty. We had Bacon and egg pie and Big..."
Andrej Gajdošík
"Buns are delicious and a good place to stop for afternoon tea if I am on another road trip through here I will make sure to stop through..."
Belga Grant
"This store's bakery are delicious! The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is great! Highly..."
L Brendon
"Open from 4 a.m to 4pm! Great place to stop for a break and food. The mountains are glorious covered in snow..."
Barb Richardson
"We love this place. Such great food! We always stop when going through Kaikoura, except Tuesdays when it is not..."
Debbie Balcombe
"Great place to stop for awesome food. Steak and cheese pie is stuffed full of steak,that's my favourite..."
Debbie Wilson
"Great stop, very friendly. Had a pie and custard square which were very..."
Brian King
"Loved this bakery. Staff super warm, welcoming and friendly. The shop is clean. And the food is goooood. We love these mini critters they..."
Pamella McLaughlan
"Great food/pies selection as you would expect from a..."
Toivo Vaikvee
"I love their croissants and eat them every time I come to New..."
赵文睿
"Nice food. Little bit pricey. Especially the Luca treats, but still..."
Sharon Van Bavel
"Beautiful food but only average..."
Meric Hoffman
"Yummy Pies! Liked their meat pie with potato..."
Ching Wen Jun
Cafe Encounter
80/100 (745 ratings)
Quick Bites
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Cafe
International
Cafe
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
International
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Sandwiches
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Toasts
Omelette
Cheesecakes
Salad
Crepes
Salmon
Cakes
Fish
Chowder
Pork
Cheesecake
Sit down
International
New Zealand
Café
Non-smoking restaurants
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Waterfront
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Family style
Drinks
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Mid-range
"Lovely position overlooking the bay. A nice place to sit back with your coffee & watch the world go..."
Ken Sharon Hail
"Delicious food great clean eating areas and friendly..."
Dayna Barnett
"On the advice of our travel agent New Zealand In Depth we went to Cafe Encounter ten minutes early on the morning of our dolphin watch tour. Good..."
Hamish Pringle
"Nice cafe: plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Food was..."
Elizabeth D
"Great coffee and Chicken Pide was excellent. Friendly staff and a great spot in the sun. Were told it was the best brunch place in town and it was..."
Dave H
"I tried the pulled pork burger with fries one time and the salmon filo today, was sad the kitchen closes early the bus was late back due to the..."
Ash Gibson
"I didn't visit for the dolphin encounter, but I did visit for the cooked breakfast. A regular stop when we are in town and the service and quality of..."
Ash Price
"Often call in, and often with young Grandchildren, Friendly staff (threatened to put caffeine into our grandchildren's fluffy's lol). Good quality..."
Paul Donaldson
"The Frech toast was delicious, the big breakfast wasnt as big as I expected comparing it to others weve had on this trip. Still a decent sized meal..."
T&G Ratahi
"Really enjoyed that place, been there few times and always been great. Guess the best is the view when the weathers nice. Good range of food, tasty..."
katerina peuka
"Loved the food! Beautiful location with plenty outdoor seating for a hearty summer..."
Elroy 0kada
"We did the dolphin encounter twice it was that incredible. Couldn't get enough. Two days of swimming with dolphins was an absolute..."
John Hudson
"We tried their Seafood Chowder and Mussels in white wine cream sauce and both dishes were great. Very fresh and tasty. Seafood wasn't overcooked, but..."
Ilya Genkin
"Great coffee.We had surprise with chocolate spoon. Its near a beach, so its up to you if you take it out or stay..."
Biji Leskova
"good location, good foods, nice..."
Dino Li
"Fantastic service, amazing views, delicious hot chocolate that comes with a chocolate covered spoon. I highly recommend to anyone passing by..."
J
"Nice Cafe with good selection, prices, and food. Had the seafood chower and a berry smoothie. ..."
Derek Lewis
"Delicious salmon filo in the cabinet and a well priced menu as well. Great view of the water from cafe and very clean..."
Teresa Bowe
"Delicious breakfast for both kids and adults. We really enjoyed our meals. Coffee & smoothie was so yummy ! Slices were also good. Staff were not..."
Tania Palmer
Chiwis Cafe
90/100 (790 ratings)
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Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
New Zealand
Cafe
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
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Chowder
Toasts
New Zealand
Café
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Highchairs Available
Accepts Credit Cards
Takeout
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Cheap Eats
"Simply amazing! The two of us ordered the soup of the day (Pumpkin Soup), Fish of the day and a Spinach/Mushroom/onion omelette. And every dish was..."
Karlie Po
"We were actually wanting to try the cafe next door to this one for coffee, but it was closed so in to Chiwis we went. Ordered flat white coffee. Was..."
Diana Waines
"Best breakfast we've had in NZ so far. Enjoyed the English big breakfast (a proper one!) and excellent spicy chai latte. The mussel pie was pretty..."
J T
"We stopped multiple times. The owner is very welcoming. And good food to match. And if you try something once and go back again, she will most likely..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Love the pumpkin soup and chinese dumplings. The owner readily offered us vinegar upon request. Very friendly staff and cozy..."
LJ
"Almond croissant and salmon eggs bene. So fresh with hot smoked salmon and free range eggs. Great range of cabinet food too and house special mussel..."
Nicola Essex
"Really good food for about the price I expected with friendly staff. Would come here again for a really good breakfast. All of us were..."
Daniel McRae
"Fabulous greeting from New Owner Andrew who makes fresh pies at 5 am daily. The pie pastry is light buttery & the good proportions of steak filling..."
Marlene Boyd-Wilson
"Dropped in here for a bite to eat. Nice friendly atmosphere with great cake and coffee and tea. On the main road with parking out front. The..."
Murray Quartly
"We wanted to know where to get the best chowder in town and our motel owner recommended us this unassuming little cafe and boy did they live up to..."
Stefan Yap
Hislops Wholefood Cafe
86/100 (671 ratings)
Restaurants
Soups
Vegan Options
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
After-hours
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Burger
Nachos
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
Carrot Cake
Halloumi
Cakes
Salad
Mussels
Salmon
Lamb
Fish
"Wonderful spot to stop at for lunch. Tried the salmon quesadilla and the cacao beef nachos, both were of good quality and the service was good. Nice..."
Henry MD
"LOVED IT! We went for the nachos and the chicken tostada for lunch and both were gone in the blink of an eye while the kids meals were equally..."
Russell King
"Great food. Had the eggs Benedict and they were great. The soup of the day was very good and the eggs and avocado where tasty. The fresh juice was a..."
Christiana Smyrilli
"The best breakfast in Kaikoura, hands down. You know how a lot of places do Eggs Benedict, and you taste them and you just end up with that fatty..."
Andrew Johnson (AJ)
"A bit pricey, but the food and the service is good. They also have a cosy outdoor which is really good when the sun is out. I ordered an energizer..."
A-L J
"Big portions and the flavor is there as well! Service is friendly and warm. Awesome brunch for our weekend trip. Will come back again for..."
Le W
"Great place for breakfast. The coffee was great. Just the way we drink it. Strong. Food is..."
Marin Ianev
"A cafe amongst the container precinct in the middle of Kaikoura town centre. It has a modern decor with fierce timber look and a hip millennial feel..."
Pleayo Tovaranonte
"Very amazing staff and beautiful cafe! It's a bit pricy but the food is worth it. We'd come..."
Jasmin Jäger
"Went in for breakfast, hand the eggs Benny. Coffee was yum, food was yum, service was quick and good. All round great..."
Jenn Shraga
"Very nice and cute place. The food was very good. The lemon crumble was DELICIOUS. I would love to have the..."
Viviane Kas
"Excellent excellent service and the food was delicious. The staff was very knowledgeable and provided great recommendations on meals and drinks. ..."
Ben Krehbiel
"Delicious and healthy food, vegetarian options available. We loved the lunch ans breakfast and will come back one day..."
S C
"Best breakfast place in Kaikoura. Good coffee, delicious food, lovely staff and cozy..."
Sarah
"ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! Delightful staff.... Fantastic food and coffee... WiFi.... Nice clean bathrooms... General warm atmosphere..."
Deena D'Clute
"amazing food, great environment and nice..."
סתו מלצר
"Excellent service and delicious wholesome food! We went for lunch and shared the lentil burger with my sister. The staff were super sweet as they..."
Melissa
"What a lovely cafe! Inviting, warm, beautifully laid out restaurant with ample garden + patio space. Excellent service, great coffee, and I had an..."
Julie Pirkle
"Such a fantastic place for coffee and breakfast. The coffee is the best I have had here in NZ (and i love my coffee so that is a compliment!) And the..."
Amy Bowles
Donegal House
78/100 (631 ratings)
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Bars & Pubs
Bars & Pubs
Pub
New Zealand
Irish
Bar
Pub
Irish
New Zealand
Bar
Dinner
Lunch
Chowder
Lamb
Fish
Pork
Sit down
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Irish
New Zealand
Bar
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Parking Available
Full Bar
Outdoor Seating
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"Didint stay just called in for a drink but what a beautiful place! Met the new owner, this place is huge, fire going, grounds are stunning, perfect..."
Sue Price
"Went to Kaikoura for a function and was delighted to seeing Donegal House back humming after a long hiatus. We were a large group and were able to..."
Lynda Scott
"Stopped by for lunch, service was fantastic and the food was excellent. The wgole vibe of the place was super chill but a cute pond based park and..."
Catherine Jevic
"I stayed in a campervan on a powered site to the rear of the property. Fantastic set up, stunning location and really clean facilities. I had both..."
Carmel Henry
"Food was 10/10 exactly the standard youd expect of Pub Food back home in Ireland. Pints of Murphy (Donegal Stout) were top of the range and poured by..."
Cian Arthur
"We stayed two nights with our campervan and we fell in love with the place ! Beautiful view of the mountains, adorable garden, adorable people and a..."
Elsa Giarratano
"Brand new owners, and they are awesome! Place has a great vibe - super friendly, cozy w the fire, and a couple of screens on which to watch the..."
Eliza Armstrong
"Went there with a group of 6 on a busy Friday night with multiple functions on. Staff were seriously under the pump but did a great job squeezing us..."
James Kendall
"A surperb place to stay with our motorhome and the food was excellent. I had the Pork belly that was presented beautifully but sadly in a large soup..."
Allan Duston
"Had a dinner with friends on monday night. The place was busy yet the staff were efficient and fast when delivering food and clearing tables. The..."
Jojo Tulley
The Top Shop
81/100 (761 ratings)
Quick Bites
Fast Food
Fast food
Seafood
Seafood
New Zealand
Dinner
Lunch
Breakfast
Burger
Fish
Fast food
Seafood
Fast food
Seating
Takeout
Lunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Cheap Eats
"We have had take away hotdog and chips for the last 2 years. We love the hotdogs! Soo good! The business has changed hands Closed Monday and..."
victoria freer
"Got the blue cod burger easily the freshest blue cod i’ve ever received from a takeaway tasted absolutely delicious and a great portion of fish..."
charlie poole
"The young man on counter was very responsive and friendly. Big smiles for everyone. Food was great would suggest fish bites but fish was nice. Would..."
Bronwyn Yarrall
"Great service, lovely guys, even suggested we try chicken salt on it for free which was really tasty! Sadly they were out of blue cod but they're..."
Lydia
"Really great staff & fish n chips were lovely, very crispy & light batter & Elephant fish was superb. Well done team! We will be back next time we..."
The Hills
"We had the fried Blue Cod and Gurnard and they were super tasty. Prices were good and the owner couple were friendly. One of them is an ex-commercial..."
Alex Melville
"Excellent fish and chips. Not greazy or oily, perfect. I had the Gurnard, perfectly cooked. Granddaughter had a hot dog, loved it. Both staff very..."
Geoff Ching
"The fish burger of my dreams! Delicious, served by a friendly talented crew. Awesome affordable menu. Best fish burger of all..."
Clare Bowden
"My husband bought elephant fish and chips and I must say it was the best fish and chips we have had for some time. Highly recommend.(To the fellow..."
Cheryl Palatchie
"Best fish and chips in Kaikoura at amazingly affordable price. Fish was really fresh and the batter so delicious! We devoured our food in minutes...."
Wei Ting
"What a lovely little place. Charming interior decor, clean kitchen, super friendly staff and a big heater on the wall. The chips were next level!..."
Caillie Evans
"Had the most amazing blue cod and chips lovely golden brown and very moist also the spring rolls were the same even though they were very busy cooked..."
Lynne Paul
"We totally agree with the last review from the Hills, everything they said is exactly right. BEAUTIFUL fish and chips. Keep up the great work..."
marlene Farquhar
"Having been in Kaikoura twice over the last few years, THIS is my place of choice for fish & chips....I've been here under both ownerships, &..."
Michael Botha
Zephyr Restaurant
93/100 (819 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Pork
Salad
Duck
Mussels
Salmon
Chowder
Cheesecake
Lamb
Fish
Sit down
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Wine and Beer
Gift Cards Available
Full Bar
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Mid-range
"Excellent service from the moment we sat down. Lovely waiter, interesting, unhurried and very attentive. The meals were superb only the venison..."
Maria Van kuyk
"I would have liked to have awarded Zephyr five stars because when it arrived the food was very good. There were two waitresses on duty, with about a..."
Hamish Pringle
"What an amazingly delicious meal. Service was outstanding and food was so much more than we ever expected. Best Seafood Chowder ever, best Salmon..."
Melissa Prosser
"Great friendly service. The food was excellent both in preparation and presentation. Good wine menu. Highly recommended - in a central..."
Lynne Paskaleff
"We went out for dinner with friends to Zephyr restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection..."
Sarahjane Murray
"The Zephyr came highly recommended and with good reason! Our meal was superbly cooked- light, super tasty and left us with enough room for dessert -..."
Stuart Brander
"The entrees of bread and dips was amazing. Probably the best entrees I have tasted in awhile. Great tasty portion for the main meal. The staff were..."
Elroy 0kada
"Wow! An awesome restaurant. Can’t fault this at all, and I almost never give out 5 stars. On a rainy winter night we were warmly welcomed in,..."
Kathy Viney
"Our best meal on the South Island, this place is the real deal. We went both nights we were in Kaikoura. Only slightly more expensive than the pub..."
Paul Brandenburg
"Beautiful fine dining experience, excellent service and reasonably priced. Well worth giving this place a..."
sallyre74
"Very nice food!! (The fish of the day backed with lemon and butter sauce) the desert and the wine… everything super tasty. Very nice customer..."
Renata Furtado
"Extremely nice and accommodating staff, but their food is truly top tier. Sometimes visiting a small town the food options can be hit or miss but..."
Patrick Whitney
"My wife and I had dinner at Zephyr on 22 July 2023, and it was excellent. The baked cheesecake was the best I had ever tasted (and I'm old enough to..."
Ian Viney
"The food was delicious and service fab. We dined at 8.30pm so it was..."
Suzi Salisbury
"Had a lovely evening meal here. Fortunately I reserved a table earlier in the day. Wait staff were attentive and professional. Atmosphere was..."
Robert Day
"We had the most amazing meal when we went to Zephyr last weekend. Service was very good and we ordered the Lamb shoulder to share (between 2 people)...."
Chris and Ross Kibblewhite
"Nice to find a place that is passionate about their food. Good service and recommendations. The Snapper was beautifully cooked. Definitely worth a..."
Mike Hall
Karaka Lobster
86/100 (490 ratings)
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Seafood
New Zealand
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Cafe
Healthy
Cafe
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Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Lobster
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish
Café
Café
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Healthy
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Visa
Waterfront
Beach
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Gift Cards Available
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Dog Friendly
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Mid-range
"The freshest lobster I have ever had in NZ. They catch their lobsters daily and cook them to sell on the day. (You could buy and take away alive..."
Amy
"Dropped by here on my way to Blenheim to try out the crayfish/lobster as it was recommended by one of my peers in NZ. Lobster was served with aioli..."
David Popperfield
"We travelled from Christchurch for a day trip and chose Karaka Lobster to be our food destination. We wanted to give fresh lobster a go as we've..."
Nancy Lan Watkinson
"Lovely place and a worth it crayfish lobster to reward ourselves after a long drive from Auckland. Coffee, was a bit of a meh. The view is amazing...."
danielleleilalu
"A lovely pull in off the road for quality food and drink. Local freshly caught and cooked 🦞 lobster served by very friendly staff. Good ♿️..."
Carl Hill
"One of New Zealand’s famous tourist towns, primarily known for whale watching, swimming with dolphins, and enjoying lobster! In the Māori..."
彭笙瑞
"Ordered hot chips and they were nice and tasty. As for the crayfish. They were being sold by weight which is very reasonable. Fully recommend this..."
David M Pelasio
"Cute place. Fabulous views. Great place to chill..."
lindy jarvis
"Luckily we turned up before the lunch call, we had a cray for brunch, and even saw John Key dropped in by helicopter for their famous sausage..."
Ian Greer
"Fantastic treat, for lunch crayfish n chips, super friendly staff in a beautiful..."
Murray & Karen Anderson
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
83/100 (473 ratings)
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Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Seafood
Bar
Pub
Seafood
New Zealand
Dinner
Lunch
Fish
Pork
Lobster
Salad
Mussels
Chowder
Crawfish
Catfish
Sit down
Seafood
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Television
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Lunch
Mid-range
"Fantastic place right down to the pub next door, conference space upstairs and conference room down stairs. Lovely outdoor area private and isolated...."
Jeni Welsh
"Very friendly staff. Great location and the views of the mountains were amazing. Highly recommend. And we would definitely stay..."
Duane Newell
"Bar staff are fun, creative and a great chat/service Deals are good Food is excellent Get in To the Lobster..."
Arcadia YT
"This is a great place to stay Rooms comfortable Food good but a bit on the pricey side but on the other hand drinks not on the pricey side...."
Pam Cox
"We came for dinner only with our small family and the food was absolutely delicious NZ lamb, fresh cod, all massive serves would definitely eat here..."
Annie Christine
"Warm welcome from the residents cat and young daughter with apologies for being late ( cute ) very friendly owners to start your stay . And the rooms..."
Jeremy Hopkinson
"Great motel, clean rooms and fantastic service nothing is a..."
Cameron Benner
"Me and Craig stayed here for a couple of days it was very warm and friendly and the cat was very friendly we left very early this morning I highly..."
cheryl Robertson
"Basic but quiet with a comfortable bed. All one needs on a long journey. Conveniently located next to pub with generous meal..."
Peter Ayson
"Nice spot with great service! The owners were very accommodating and attentive to my needs. Super comfy bed! Oh and the tavern next door is a must..."
Derek Lewis
"Super friendly hosts. Went out of their way to help and give advice. Easy walk from the train station down the beach path. Enjoyed our stay in..."
Patrick Rooney
"Clean, comfortable room for the one night stay, very lovely lady at reception. Went upstairs to the bar and had a very lovely meal. Friendly bar and..."
Pauline Vella
"Noisy but to be expected on Beach Road. Service was good. Room could do with air con, or a fan. Location easy to..."
Adrian Pedersen
"Room was not booked and still able to accommodate us. Rooms are very quiet. Solid walls between rooms. Very nice and well laid out, excellent..."
timothy jamieson
"A great place to meet friends for a..."
Regan Crofts
"A lovely hotel, nice and clean. We had an amazing meal, triple prawn salad which was absolutely delicious. Some staff could have been a little more..."
Keryn Craddock
"Welcoming as soon as you walk in . Friendly Clean rooms, comfortable beds Nice hot showers 🚿 Beaut tavern nextdoor Perfect when when travelling..."
Dave Thompson
"Great location right near pub and Bernie's American themed diner. Accommodation was clean and fully equipped. Big rooms and parking outside door...."
Lesley Humphries
Slamclub
94/100 (373 ratings)
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"What a wonderful place. Had a take away sandwich - was amazing. So we decided to come back for dinner the next night. Amazing food & great staff...."
Karen Goodman
"Great food, great staff, and a great vibe. International staff and still the most kiwi experience ever. If you want some of the best food Kaikoura..."
Neihana Burke
"Very nice place. Sandwich’s are very delicious but venison is little bit small if you are very hungry u can get duck sandwich is better..."
gosmami
"Excellent food and service. The staff are REALLY nice and the food is AMAZING. We had the Buddha Bowl and seafood paella (risotto), as we don’t eat..."
Andry G.
"One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had! A must eat place when visiting Kaikoura with very friendly staff (more than happy to make the Breakfast..."
Wesley Tilbury
"Great place for lunch! Recommend the Quacky..."
Emma Krijnen
"Cool vibes, friendly staff, and amazing food. Came here hungry after cycling from Hanmer and the food didn't disappoint. Meat platter was full of..."
David Balzer
"Nice place where you can have gluten free options. We had a really nice salad and yummy potatoes with a delicious ali oli sauce..."
Hôku Wild
"The food was super delicious and the staff was very energetic and..."
L. P.
"The Dear Me was delicious! Such a great place to get lunch in Kaikoura. Would highly recommend for toasty..."
Lance Cotter
The Craypot
80/100 (349 ratings)
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"We enjoyed a lovely seafood dinner at the Craypot Kitchen recently. We shared the large mussels in white wine as well as a half crayfish dinner. The..."
Christina F.
"Fantastic! We thought we might be too late to be accommodated, as their last booking was at 7.30pm on a Monday, but they let us in at 7.45. My..."
Lydia
"The only dish you want to choose here is Crayfish. Available in various options, all beautifully cooked. And some of the best NZ wines - try the..."
Tim Brunton
"Exceptional value for money. The tastiest green lipped mussels we have ever had. Service was..."
Virginia Allen-Sinclair
"Friendly staff and relaxed environment with delicious food as well. We got the fish of the day, crayfish and calamari and all was enjoyed (delicious..."
E Bertani
"This place is amazing! Our group absolutely loved the ambiance and the service was delightful. We started with the garlic bread and after each of us..."
Autumn Shea
"I ate mussels and my boyfriend fish and chips. It was very good and tasty ! The lady who does the service is very..."
Léa Qtl
"Ripper dipper meal! We had the mussels, and would you believe, they cooked the. in a thai green curry! Un-be-liev-able! Great service with some witty..."
Kai Messenger
"Solid food, had the fish and chips as a main. Tasty chips but they get too fancy with the fish and the end result is not quite there. Caprese bread..."
Ezz El Defrawi
"Wow. Just a fabulous meal. Great fish and chips and my wife’s eggplant and zucchini lasagna was really tasty. My salad with the fish and chips was..."
Steve McMillan
"Beautifully decorated. Great food if you pick out the..."
Michael Kelley
"Stopped in for lunch (a very late lunch at 2.30pm...) on our way home. Great wedges and lasagna. Friendly staff more than happy to accommodate...."
Evan G
Kaikoura Food Company
82/100 (343 ratings)
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"Unbelievably great food and lattes! They put a piece of fudge with your latte to drop in your latte, Yum! The omelette was so fluffy, it was a slice..."
Rob Ryan
"We stop here for a morning coffee with the family and kids loved it, the food was great and good price, breakfast in less than 5 min, toasts and..."
Hardy
"After the happy episode of good food + wine at Saint Clair, we drove to Kaikoura to stay for the night as we have whale watching tour the next..."
Boon Loong Leo
"Stopped in here going up and down the island, the staff are always warm and inviting (mother/daughter behind the counter) and the food is quick and..."
Edward Karauria
"Lovely stop. Great coffee and we both had a good lunch. Chips perfection. Bacon & egg filo lovely. Thai pumpkin soup cud be more chilli but hey..."
Jacky Young
"We stopped here on our way to Christchurch, so lovely and friendly staff, delicious pies and ofcourse very good coffee. Stressfree atmosphere. Strong..."
Alisa Mutanen
"A huge 5 stars don't do this place justice. Mouthwatering, well presented, truly great food at a very reasonable price. Truly, set the other stops..."
John O'B
"Stopped for a quick bite before heading out for the day, service was fast & friendly. Food was good. Picked up some fudge while we were there which..."
Leah O
"We've eaten here often now and always have a lovely time. Excellent breakfast and coffee. Great roasted sandwiches and excellent croissants. ..."
John Lucas
"The food we had was a steak sandwich and burger and they were all cooked tp perfection and very delicious. The coffees and iced chocolate were..."
Rosemarie Ambler
"What a find! Great ambience, spacious, not in the town centre (big plus, and easier parking). Fantastic coffee, great cafe style food, excellent..."
Robert Stillion
"Second visit to The Food Company Kaikoura, first was a breakfast engagement back in 2016. This time we broke up our Picton to Christchurch trip with..."
Fraser Kitt
"Great food and friendly service. The pancakes were so yum. Thanks..."
Alex %
"Visited this cafe on our walk into town. Coffee and 2 muffins. Great selection. Very pleased with our choices and the lady was very pleasant. ..."
Colleen Allen
"The freshest lightest filo's, sooo tasty, absolutely the yummiest food I've eaten, will definitely be back for more..."
Carol Papworth
"Good value. We had the fish chowder, salad and fries with 2 very large flat whites. Well presented and tasty. Good service quantities were..."
Bill Taylor
"100% recommend this cafe. They were so helpful, friendly and accommodating. It almost had a family vibe! Great place for kids. They took extra care..."
Kristi M
King Tide Eatery
80/100 (321 ratings)
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"King tide was a lovely experience tonight for dinner . There is an amazing view out to the ocean . With friendly and helpful staff . They help..."
James Hall
"Wonderful meal. Food was delicious and our youngest (7) loved the salt and pepper squid. Burgers were excellent. Staff were very friendly and quick..."
Mark Wylie
"The food we got was yummy, quite expensive though. Like blue cod isn't worth $34.50 in my opinion.. service was good. Wait was a little while but was..."
loretta richards
"Just had a lovely dinner here, shared a Salt and Pepper squid then we had the Lamb Shanks and the Orange roughy which were both excellent. Good..."
James Little
"Nice and friendly staff. Good food presentation and delicious. Love..."
Jay SI
"A really nice place to eat. The staff were amazing with such good service. Seafood chowder was just yum. Finished with a lime cheesecake...."
Graeme Buttar
"A great spot with a fantastic view. It's a little way along from the main drag of Kaikoura, but that's kind of a good thing in my opinion. Just one..."
Morgan Williams
"The Orange roughy with veggies (carrots, parsnips, broccoli, mushrooms and potato) was very good as was the pesto and cheese flat bread. Service was..."
Jan Davis
"Absolutely lovely staff. Fantastic gutlen free food and coffee. The atmosphere and environment was spot on. Just a lovely wee place definitely worth..."
Sarah Dodge
"Excellent food and service. The Tide Burger was one of the best fish sandwiches I’ve ever had. The fish of the day (presented beautifully) and..."
James Pinto
"Great burger with views overlooking the bay. Picked The King burger, it’s loaded with onion rings, bacon and a generous beef paddy. Also comes with..."
Philip Fennell
"So good we went twice. The view is tremendous, and staff friendly and efficient. The blue cod and chips were excellent, the ribs were..."
Nick Hodder
"I stopped here for lunch on my way to Picton. I ordered the seafood chowder, sorry to say this, but it was not the best. It was luke warm and gloopy,..."
Hugh Welsh
"Cannot fault this establishment. We were greeted by staff as we entered and seated immediately. Would rate them 5 ⭐ service. Staff are well..."
Les
"The young blond lady and the duty manager were exceptional good service the drinks were good. The only problem was the table outside were complaining..."
ben lister
"I really wanted to give this place a 5 and it's one of those situations where I hope they read this review and make a minor change to make it great...."
Jeremy Wells
The Jailhouse Kaikoura
89/100 (829 ratings)
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"My husband has eaten some burgers and he said this one was up in the top 3 hes had. Really good flavourful food. Big portions fries were huge and yum..."
Shanequekwa Mitchell
"Outstanding. Hands down the best burgers in Kaikōura. The service was amazing. I had the lamb burger ...with the lamb chop meat..soo tasty. And my..."
Rebecca Gibson
"Chilli burgers, vege burger, lamb souvlaki & chilp - all delicious. A short wait, & friendly staff. We ate them on the beach on a sunny, still..."
Lisa A Madsen
"Stopped here to pick up some Souvlaki and wasn't disappointed. Authentic bread and fresh ingredients made our meals an absolute delight. The team..."
P W
"Second time we have had takeaways from here. Fantastic!!! The size of their GF burger buns is superb for feeding a big appetite. Non GF is also..."
Cathie Bryden
"This place has no right to be as good as it is. We caught it at a quiet time, and it was the best burger I've had a good long while! Punching well..."
Hamish F
"Great burger, lots of food, reasonable price. Everyone was incredible and it was just an overall great..."
David Edington
"Nice lil place to rek some burgers 🍔. Clean, tidy and smol, with outdoor seating directly under a bridge. Good window seating. I'd of wanted to..."
The Māori That Bikes (Maori That Bikes)
"Yum food, great hospitality, super friendly staff, great..."
Zak Amadeus
"The Jailbreak is the best burger I've had in a long, long time. A blending of everything I didn't know I want in a burger. Absolutely recommend. The..."
Schlomo Trollenstern
"Take the outlaw, you will be blown away by the tasty and juicy meat! The mozzarella and the cheddar is making it one of the best burgers I ever..."
Delchef Lionel
"We dined in on New Years Eve and had an awesome experience. My daughters commented they were the best burgers they had ever tasted and my Souvlaki..."
Maddy
"Excellent casual place. Reasonable. Great burger, falafel, lamb and great chips. Very friendly. All food made in..."
Brent Johnson
"Big on size and taste. Best burgers in Kaikoura. Also tried their bratwurst sausage hotdogs. Amazing!...."
Rawiri Nikora
"Lovely little food place right at the centre of Kaikōura with lots of parking available close by. The vegetarian and vegan options were delicious,..."
Saphira46
"Our ferry was delayed 6 hours and we got to kaikoura late. Dinner here is the best thing happened today. What a surprise! Fast, cheap, tasty, the..."
lu dimitri
"The staff were super friendly and kind, and the curly fries were the best I’ve ever had! The lamb souvlaki was also delicious. Definitely..."
Peef Cake
Simes Kitchen
83/100 (311 ratings)
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"Came in to Simes after biking the kaikoura cycle trail and was treated to an utterly delicious lunch and one of the best iced lattes I've had...."
Steph
"Great food and coffee..nothing to fault 👌 we ll be back tomorrow to try some more..."
Natallia
"Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Great vegan & vegetarian options. Local beer on tap was great, will come again..."
Monique Murray
"Nice cafe in Kaikoura with great food and service. Lots of options of sandwiches and sweet treats. Outdoor seating great for a sunny..."
Joao Nobre
"Lovely staff. Great service. Had breakfast here. Food was exceptional 👌. Would highly..."
Ian&Trudy Green
"Had such an amazing breakfast today so I had to leave a review. The quality of food and flavours at simes are next level. Both meals were delicious -..."
Lucy Burrows
"Lovely place! Good coffee and the food is just YUMMY!!! Nice selection of dish, a lot of DF, GF and VG options. Very good coffee. Staff friendly and..."
alison richard
"I had only coffee but it was great! Finaly after few days travelling I had coffee with good taste! I will come again maybe for something to eat..."
Kateřina Jirková
"Wonderful breakfast at Sime’s - great ambiance, lovely staff and delicious food. We had the cornbread & eggs and strudel French toast - would..."
Andrea Newman
"One of the best vegan tafu burger we had. Love the other dishes also...."
Gilbert Tan
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