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Zephyr Restaurant
93/100 (819 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Chowder
Cheesecake
Lamb
Fish
Pork
Pork Belly
Ribeye steak
Affogato
Seafood chowder
Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart with Raspberry and White Chocolate Ice Cream
Margherita
Polenta Fries and Mussels
Fish of the Day
Aperol Spritz
Salad
Chicken - Roasted Stuffed Breast
Seasonal Vegetables
Duck
Nanny Goat Pinot Noir
Market Fish
Mussels
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Potatoes
Salmon Gravlax
Salad
Salmon
Main Fish
Top Steak
Confit Duck with Roasted Potatoes
Riley Steak with Bone Marrow
Sit down
Serves Alcohol
Wine and Beer
Gift Cards Available
Full Bar
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
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
Nin's Bin
89/100 (1006 ratings)
Restaurants
Quick Bites
New Zealand
New Zealand
Seafood
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish & chips
Fish
Battered Fish and Chips
Steamed Mussels in White Wine
Lobster
Whitebait Fritter Mate
Beer Battered Chips
Langustenschwanz
Cray Fish
Mussels
Cray with Mussels
Crayfish with Garlic Butter
Fresh Crayfish with Lemon and Eer Battered Fish with Chipsb
Crayfish Mussels
Fresh Crayfish with Lemon and Chips
Cray Tail and Chips
Cut Cold with Lemon Crayfish and Chips
Tapas
烤龙虾
Cray Tail and Fries
Tacos
Sit down
Seafood
New Zealand
Waterfront
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
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
Hislops Wholefood Cafe
86/100 (671 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Vegan Options
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
After-hours
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Mussels
Salmon
Lamb
Fish
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Nachos
Burger
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
Carrot Cake
Halloumi
Cakes
Salad
"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
Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
83/100 (1344 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Contemporary
Vegetarian Friendly
Local Lobster
Mussels
Green Mussels
Calamares
Today's Soup
Chowder
Today's Fish
Cheesecake
Apple & Pear
Cheesecakes
Crawfish
Catfish
Cakes
Lamb
Bruschette
Pesto
Lobster
Fish
Pork
Pasta
Pork Belly
Salad
seafood platter
Chili
Crumble
Calamari
"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
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
83/100 (473 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Seafood
Bar
Pub
Seafood
Dinner
Lunch
Chowder
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish
Pork
Lobster
Salad
Mussels
Sit down
Seafood
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Television
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Dinner
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
Strawberry Tree Kaikoura Limited
83/100 (947 ratings)
Quick Bites
Bars & Pubs
Restaurants
Bar
Vegan Options
New Zealand
British
British
Irish
New Zealand
Bar
Seafood
Vegan Options
Dinner
Drinks
Fries
Kaikoura Crayfish
Mussels
Roast of the day
Paua Patties
Chowder
Beers
Catch of the Day Lemon Fish
Fish & chips
Ploughman's Lunch
Ribeye Steak and Chips
Burger
Crawfish
Catfish
Cheesecake
Fish and Chips
Lamb
Scallops
Fish
Dumplings
Beef
Vegan Burger
Whole Crayfish
Pulled Pork Burger
Crayfish Chips & Salad
Salad
Seafood chowder
Beer Battered Fish and Chip
Lamb Shank
NZ Green Lipped Mussels
Scallops
Sit down
New Zealand
Bar
British
Reservations
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Seating
Digital Payments
Table Service
Accepts Credit Cards
Wheelchair Accessible
Outdoor Seating
Serves Alcohol
Takeout
Gift Cards Available
Television
Live Music
Drinks
Dinner
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
Coopers Catch Kaikoura
81/100 (2642 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Fast food
New Zealand
Fast Food
Seafood
British
British
New Zealand
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Drinks
After-hours
Chicken Nuggets
Fish and Chip Sausage Bacon
Calamares
seafood platter
Fish and Kumara Fries
Cheese burger
Half Crayfish Set
Blue Cod Meal Half and Squid Rings
Chowder
Fish & chips
Battered & Crumbed Gurnard
Fish & Chips
Blue Cod Fish Burgers
Cod
Prawn Stewers
fish n chips
Prawns
Monster Burger
Burger
Creamy Seafood Chowder
Crawfish
Blue Cod Large Fries
Catfish
Kumara Chips With
Salad
2 Pieces of Blue Cod and Crinkle Cut Fries
Crayfish Whole
Scallops
Fish
Fish and Chips Bacon
Calamari
Cheesy chips
Bacon Egg and Cheese Toastie
Mussels
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Fast food
British
Accepts Credit Cards
Seating
Family style
Wheelchair Accessible
Dog Friendly
Takeout
Parking Available
Accepts Mastercard
Free off-street parking
Digital Payments
Free Wifi
Accepts Visa
Drinks
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
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
Kaikoura Seafood Bbq
80/100 (1756 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Barbecue
Barbecue
New Zealand
Seafood
New Zealand
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Seafood chowder
Mussels
Grilled Prawns
Grilled fish
Salmon
Lobster
Whitebait
Scallop Sandwich
Humr
Chowder
Seafood Platter and Crayfish
Seafood Platters
Fresh Crayfish
Crayfish Raw
Crayfish Fritters
Sandwiches
Fish Sandwich
Paua Fritter
Prawns
Crayfish Patty Sandwich
Gurnard Fish Sandwich
Lobster
Omelette
Crayfish Mussels Scallops Seafood Chowder
Crawfish
Plody More
Catfish
Salad
Fish
Scallops
Café
Seafood
New Zealand
Barbecue
Seating
Takeout
Wheelchair Accessible
Street Parking
Waterfront
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Outdoor Seating
Drinks
Brunch
Dinner
Lunch
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
King Tide Eatery
80/100 (321 ratings)
Restaurants
Bar
Pub
Pizza
Diner
Mediterranean
Dinner
Lunch
Burger
Mussels
Ribs
Fish
Diner
Mediterranean
Bar
Pub
Pizza
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Serves Alcohol
Accepts Credit Cards
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"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
Cods And Crayfish
80/100 (3957 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Fast Food
New Zealand
New Zealand
Seafood
Seafood
Fast food
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Cray Fish with Garlic Sauce
Scallop Fish and Chips
Fish & Chips
Crayfish Platter
Cod
Seafood Basket nzd22 0
Crayfish 0 5kg
Prawns
Blue Cod and Chips Yummo
Oysters and Chips
Whole Crayfish
Crawfish
Catfish
Battered Mussels and Chips
Burger
Fish & chips
Fish
Chicken Schnitzel
Scallops
Fruit
Scallops
Lobster
Oyster
Hot Dog
Calamari
Crayfish Cooked In
Mussels
Blue Cod Fish & 1 2 Scoop of Chips
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Fast food
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Lunch
Dinner
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
The Craypot
80/100 (349 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Wine Bar
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch
Drinks
Mussels and Wedges
ステーキサンドイッチ
Fish & Chips
Seafood Platters
Burger
Toasts
Crawfish
Catfish
Shrimp
Cakes
Fish
Mussels in White Wine
Tiramisú
Salad
フィッシュ&チップス
Crayfish Dinner
Mussels
"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
The Whaler
74/100 (2568 ratings)
Restaurants
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
Drinks
Pesto
Pasta
Fish
Salad
Calamari
Mussels
Calamares
Salmon
Chowder
Burger
Ribs
Prawns
Porterhouse Steak
Lamb
Sit down
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Reservations
Accepts Credit Cards
Seating
Outdoor Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Television
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Drinks
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
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
Groper Garage Bar & Restaurant
70/100 (974 ratings)
Restaurants
Gluten Free Options
Pizza
Italian
Bar
Bar
Vegetarian Friendly
Pub
Pizza
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
T-Bone Steak Meal
Salad
Hawaiian Pizza
Calamari
Guinness Stout
Mussels
T Bone Steak
Calamares
Beef Nachos
Salmon
Chicken and Bacon Salad
Summer Salad
Grouper
Beef and Bacon Burger
Cheesecake
Burger
Nachos
Fish and Chips
Apricot Chicken Pizza
Pesto
Blue Cod Fish & Chips
Fish
Marlborough Green Lip Mussels
Beef
Chicken Burger
Meat Nachos with Cheese
Seafood chowder
Chicken Salad Gluten Free
Roast of the day
Vorspeise Knoblauch Pesto Brot
Pasta
Sit down
Bar
Pub
Pizza
New Zealand
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Takeout
Television
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
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
Why Not Cafe
70/100 (1199 ratings)
Quick Bites
Restaurants
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Chowder
Fish & Chips
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Toasts
Burger
Waffles
Fish & chips
Cakes
Fish
Salad
Mussels
Salmon
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Highchairs Available
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
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