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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ

40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 27 376 3619
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (110 reviews)
“rice” (71 reviews)
“fritters” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I ordered crayfish but it's under my estimated. It's not fresh. No matter the waitress are helpful and serve quickly. If you haven't time you can sit and see the ocean view with seafood dishes. But i don't choose if i have more time

Thank Sunisa n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This roadside cafe served up freshly cooked seafood from the grill. We had the whitebait fritter and grilled fish sandwich. Served on fresh bread although others had rice and salad. Definitely worth a stop if you are driving to Point Kean

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crayfish tail was very meaty and fresh, and it was honestly the highlight of that meal. The prawns were a bit undercooked which was quite gross. Whitebait patty a bit watery. We spent $105 on what's pictured. Okay to try if you are in...More

Thank Nightdj31
katecU5170ZY, Owner at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We do agree that crayfish is, indeed, an expensive item. Disappointing for many people because it is caught here in Kaikoura. However, the purchase price is controlled by the export market which is sky high! We work very hard buying...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are Kiwi tourists who came for the crayfish. We chose one from a chilly bin and it was cooked to perfection for us. The staff were friendly and chatty. It was a great place to stop and very busy but the service was great....More

Thank Gracie2612
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so disappointing. We saved it for last as we'd heard such good things but I wish we hadn't bothered. The prawns were over cooked and nothing was seasoned, the seafood chowder was watery and tasted like it came from a can and...More

Thank Eclecticpanda
katecU5170ZY, Owner at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I shall try respond to your comments: The seafood chowder is homemade everyday. it is certainly not “out of a can”. The food is purposely not salted because seasoning is provided on the tables and people tend to complain if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended by our hotel owners. It is also closer to the Kaikoura Trek. Finished our trek and this shop by the road was closing down. We ordered the Cray fish and Mussels - local delicacy and it was very good. The...More

Thank ramchabi
Reviewed 8 April 2018

First off, we found a flyer on our car to call in, so we did. The staff were really grumpy and seemed to feel as if the fact that they were busy was an excuse for being annoyed! They even closed for half an hour...More

Thank jim B
katecU5170ZY, Owner at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thankyou for your input. You are right, by responding to the pamphlet on the car you arrived and certainly didn’t deserve a negative reception. Our staff were a little overwhelmed that day, but as you pointed out - that is a management issue and the...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Yes a great location and should serve fresh tasty seafood... The whitebait fritter was average. The scallops were served raw and were inedible.... Basic salad. Cannot recommend

Thank Nodbod2011
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch we took the variety of see food but it was everything not tasty the mussels was very hard me personally as a Mediterranean Chef i can understand that is very cheap there but it not means the the food must...More

Thank Giannis M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We were on our way out of town and decided to loop back and find this food caravan after they left a flyer on our car window. Very well priced and amazing food! The staff were very friendly and even accomodated us only having eftpos...More

Thank Gemgemmakay
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27 January 2015|
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Response from NivAuckland | Reviewed this property |
If you are walking it will take you take you about an hour at a leisurely pace. I don't know if you can catch a bus. You could get a taxi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$69
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 27 376 3619
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Recommended by Lonely Planet. Freshly cooks seafood to order on BBQ outdoors. Very good and cheaper than the local restaurants. Everything served in a sandwich or with rice and salad. Open daily weather permitting from 11am
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