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Mokoia Restaurant

) #20 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 5100
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roulade” (5 reviews)
“purple yam” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed considering the reviews and ratings I was expecting something special. The food and service was OK. But in general this place is very average in my opinion mainly due to the fact that it was a cold winters night. It is freezing to take...More

Thank Karyl C
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Karyl C, Thank you for taking the time to review on us. I sincerely apologize as your experience did not meet your expectation. Our goal has and always will be guest satisfaction. We will keep working hard as a team and ensure that our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on date night with my wife, We arrived early and the bar was busy. It looked a bit short staffed but staff managed and gave good service in the bar. We were shown through to the restaurant and then the magic began. Restaurant staff...More

Thank Lance D
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lance D, Thank you for providing us with a 5-star feedback. I am very happy to hear regarding your Mokoia Dining Experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are delighted. We pride our food and service. So, Thank you very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harmony throughout the place, true colours of nature, reflections of lights around...we have spent amazing days here with my family. The Mokoia Restaurant offers unforgettable experiences in fine dining. Binod, our host for the evenings offered us exactly what we needed in terms of food...More

Thank Eniko M
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Eniko M, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am very delighted to hear regarding your overall WaiOra Experience. Thank you for a 5-star review. Yoru comment has been sahred with the team, Binod especially. I am glad you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I spent the weekend at Waiora Resort and Spa and dined both nights at Mokoia Restuarant. Our host, Binod, was very professional and the service was impeccible...not to mention the delicious melt in your mouth food! Binods recommendations were spot on and...More

Thank Maree A
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Maree A, Wow! Thank you for providing us with an amazing review and a 5-star rating. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are delighted, especially Binod. It is very pleasing to hear regarding your overall WaiOra and Mokoia Experience. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked up tripadvisor for somewhere to dine in Rotorua. We found that Mokokia had great reviews so we decided to go. We arrived at 8.30pm with out making a reservation lucky it was mid-week as we were the only dinners. Semi greeted us with...More

Thank DuGae
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear DuGae, Thank you for a generous 5-star feedback. Our team here at Mokoia Restaurant is very delighted to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Semi is very glad to hear from you. Wow! We take a huge pride when are guests are completely satisfied...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying at the Wai Ora Restort we frequented Mokoia Restaurant for dinner over a number of evenings. Everything time the quality of service from the waiters, to excellent food from the kitchen was consistent and to a very high standard. Mokoia Restaurant promotes Pacific...More

1  Thank Mark_Kayaker_Cycling
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mark_Kayaker_Cycling, Thank you for generous 5-star feedback. I am very happy to hear regarding your overall WaiOra and Mokoia Dining experience. Your comment has brought a huge pride in our team. This has hugely motivated us and we will keep striving towards reaching the...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

This dinner was more memorable than many because of its emphasis on adding touches of NZ herbs and spices. The main part of the meal was very good quality lamb, fish etc, but such touches as horopito (very mild kiwi analogue of chili) kawakawa leaves,...More

Thank neil263
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear neil263, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant and a generous 5-star rating. Our team is very delighted to hear regarding your memorable dining experience. Ruhi (waitress) is also excited to hear such words from you. Mokoia Restaurant prides...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were greeted by the lovely Binod when we arrived at the restaurant, and this set the stage for the dinner to follow. He described in detail some of the things on the Menu to enable us to make a wise choice. I chose the...More

Thank princessnona
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear princessnona, Thank you very much for your feedback. I must say that Binod was very delighted to hear back from you. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are all happy to read about your wonderful Mokoia Dining Experience. Thank you...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Fabulous meal and service. If you are visiting Rotorua and want a top quality meal you need to visit this restaurant. Very highly recommended.More

Thank Food_Lover_Naki_NZ
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Food_Lover_Naki_NZ, Thank you for an awesome feedback with a 5-star rating. WOW! I am very pleased to hear regarding your overall Mokoia Dining experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are extremely delighted. It is comments like yours that motivates...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Love the breakfast here, it's become one of my motives to get up the next morning. And I have to admit service in this restaurant and this whole hotel is so warm and thoughtful, especially Binod, me and my friend staying here for 2 days,...More

2  Thank Tingting Y
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear Tingting Y, Thank you for a 5-star feedback on your overall Mokoia Restaurant dining experience. Our team here at the resort is delighted to hear from you, especially Binod. Your comment has been shared with rest of the team and this has brought a...More

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Jacqueline O
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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it would depend on what you want to spend. I think $120 would be generous, but you could google the menu and decide.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$80
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 5100
Description
Mokoia Restaurant is a definitive fine dining experience featuring creative Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh and flavoursome local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in healthy gourmet cuisine using unique indigenous foods and herbs. Executive Chef Ervin Y Garde has created a menu that he feels embraces the essence of contemporary New Zealand culture. Join us for breakfast, high teas, lunch and dinner, enjoy freshly squeezed beverages from our fresh juice bar and experience first class hospitality in a positively breath-taking lakefront location.
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