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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
Zephyr Restaurant
93/100 (819 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Chowder
Cheesecake
Lamb
Fish
Pork
Salad
Duck
Mussels
Salmon
Sit down
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Wine and Beer
Gift Cards Available
Full Bar
Accepts Credit Cards
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)
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New Zealand
New Zealand
Seafood
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish & chips
Fish
Lobster
Mussels
Tapas
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
The Dairy
87/100 (55 ratings)
Dessert
Fast food
Fast Food
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Ice Cream
Spaggeti
Café
Fast food
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Wheelchair Accessible
Accepts Credit Cards
Cheap Eats
"Love this place, spend to much money here but it's fine the people are sweet..."
freja lister
"Clean and efficient store if I have forgotten something I can slip in and buy it there.Great fresh hot or cold food..."
Elly Boundy
"The best store in town. Super friendly staff and amazing selection of fresh..."
Zeno Vanregemorter
"There can't be a better dinner deal in New Zealand. For $20 we got a whopping plate of lamb and veggies, some bread, a glass of juice, and delicious..."
Matthew Perry
"Great staff. Knowledgeable and..."
John Pirie
"Very nice management and the very good quality of every item which is sold in the..."
sukhpal singh
"Fresh fruit ice creams..."
Regan Crofts
"Great ice creams. Friendly..."
Bruce Symons
"Great spot, tidy store, great customer service and nice milkshakes. I’ll be..."
Bronson Dredge
"A lovely shop, very friendly atmosphere and the man behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. Thank..."
Amy D
"Always friendly , great shop with a good..."
Jay Lloyd
"Great little place and the lady behind the counter was super..."
John Castillo
"Good range of ice-cream and milk..."
Brian Norton
"Nice milkshakes and cone..."
David Belcher
"Great Service. Shop is..."
Arvinder pannu
"Our sons ice cream fell off on the road, staff super nice replaced..."
Todd Priest
"Love it great shop great..."
David meades
"Great..."
James Higgs
Hislops Wholefood Cafe
86/100 (671 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Cafe
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..."
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"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
Black Rabbit Pizza
83/100 (1219 ratings)
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Gluten Free Options
Pizza
Pizza
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Lunch
After-hours
Drinks
Salmon
Cheesecake
Prawns
Burger
Lamb
Pesto
Pork
Pasta
Salad
Sit down
Pizza
Seating
Street Parking
Table Service
Cash Only
Serves Alcohol
Gift Cards Available
Highchairs Available
Digital Payments
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Delivery
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Reservations
Dinner
After-hours
Lunch
Drinks
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
Beach House Cafe
83/100 (1049 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Chowder
Burger
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
Souvlaki
Pancakes
Cakes
Fish
Salad
Salmon
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Brunch
Breakfast
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Drinks
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
Kaikoura Food Company
82/100 (343 ratings)
Restaurants
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Cakes
Fish
Toasts
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Takeout
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Highchairs Available
Outdoor Seating
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Mid-range
"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
Coopers Catch Kaikoura
81/100 (2642 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Fast Food
Fast food
British
New Zealand
Seafood
British
Seafood
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Drinks
After-hours
Calamares
Chowder
Fish & Chips
Cod
Prawns
Fish & chips
Burger
Crawfish
Salad
Catfish
Scallops
Calamari
Fish
Mussels
Fast food
Fast food
British
Seafood
New Zealand
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Digital Payments
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Family style
Dog Friendly
Takeout
Dinner
After-hours
Lunch
Drinks
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
Barbecue
New Zealand
Seafood
Soups
Barbecue
Seafood
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Mussels
Salmon
Chowder
Seafood Platters
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Prawns
Lobster
Omelette
Crawfish
Salad
Catfish
Fish
Scallops
Café
New Zealand
Barbecue
Seafood
Waterfront
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Street Parking
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
Cafe Encounter
80/100 (745 ratings)
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Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Family style
Non-smoking restaurants
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Free off-street parking
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"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
Cods And Crayfish
80/100 (3957 ratings)
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Gluten Free Options
Seafood
Fast Food
New Zealand
Seafood
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New Zealand
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Dinner
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Fish & Chips
Cod
Prawns
Crawfish
Catfish
Burger
Fish
Scallops
Oyster
Fish & chips
Calamari
Mussels
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Fast food
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Lunch
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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)
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Wine Bar
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Seafood Platters
Burger
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Crawfish
Catfish
Shrimp
Cakes
Fish
Salad
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
Allure Cafe
76/100 (552 ratings)
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Grill
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Chowder
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
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Sit down
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Fast food
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Seating
Accepts Visa
Table Service
Street Parking
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Wine and Beer
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Brunch
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Mid-range
"Very pleasant clean tidy cafe. A nice breakfast was enjoyed by the family. Great staff. Great..."
Dice4Dungeons
"Jess provided excellent service and we were also impressed with Pixie's service. Went here with my big family to cook our fish and crayfish, and we..."
James C
"After finishing our fishing charter with Kaikoura Fishing Tours we bought our Crays and blue cod fish to Allure and even though they were closing..."
Indiana Bones
"Delicious food! From the meals to the coffee (and fluffy) and the sweets from the cabinet 😍 Very friendly and helpful staff as well! We enjoyed..."
Melissa Jara
"Absolute win, took our own fish in, they prepared and cooked it to perfection, generous amounts of chips and sides, will 100% be back, keep up the..."
Chris Platt
"Honestly, we hesitate to go in... But it was really really good ! Perfect for the price and the quality of the burger and sweet potatoes wedges ! the..."
Bruno Salvador
"Great food, friendly staff. My partner was impressed with the warm, convivial atmosphere of this cafe. It felt like a warm, unpretentious place to..."
Michael Brown
"We ordered the big breakfast, salmon bagel and pancakes with cream. We all loved the food, fresh and tasty. We waited a while but it was a public..."
Emma Geary
"The country fried chicken is always fresh and tender. The woman behind the till is always friendly and helpful. My favourite stop on the way..."
Darren aitken
"Friendly service, outstanding food & amazing chef. Fresh & affordable. The best kai in..."
Reservations Supervisor
"Was a bit quiet unfortunately due to low tourist numbers post-earthquake, but friendly hard working staff with delicious coffee and great food made..."
Sam Haslam
"Great food excellent friendly service delicious homemade slices and scrumptious assortment of muffins, very impressed with the detail quality and..."
Shaun Bond
"Tasty steak sandwich. Hash brown fries were a nice twist. Children's play area was a..."
Andre S
"Excellent food and service. Even though we called in as they were about to close. It was perfect in every..."
Linda Renalson
The Whaler
74/100 (2568 ratings)
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Pesto
Pasta
Fish
Salad
Calamari
Mussels
Calamares
Salmon
Chowder
Burger
Ribs
Prawns
Porterhouse Steak
Lamb
Sit down
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Television
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
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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)
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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