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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk

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40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 27 376 3619
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here in early November as it was highly recommended by our great hosts at the Austin Heights B&B. They knew what they were talking about! Great seafood grill. Amazing scallops and tasty crayfish. We also had scallops and the seafood chowder. All were great. It is not cheap but you are getting a nice meal with quality products. You... More 

Ballina, Australia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like fresh seafood, prepared simply on the BBQ hotplate for a reasonable price; get yourself here! I [personally go for the seafood smokey chowder, plus a side of paua (abalone fritter) or grilled mussels or whitebait fritters (in season) or crayfish or scallops etc etc Well, you get the picture...

Thank SimonW123
Pilsen Region, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Kaikoura because of the whale watching. From our tour guide we knew this place is well known for great crayfish. Because we tried our trip to make very low cost but we wanted to try this delicacy, somebody from the whale crew recommended us this awesome place. It was very crowded there, but it was very quick.... More 

Thank roumen85
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After finding myself wandering around Kiakoura and feeling a bit peckish, saw this little gem on TripAdvisor. its a bit of a walk out of town but well worth it and the views are fantastic. i have never tried Crayfish before so i went for half of one and it was delicious. Also, looking at the menus in town, half... More 

Thank BenNovice
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood patties and the garlic scallops were to die for - lovely ladies behind the counter were wonderful - and the price was amazing, not like home, with your seafood patty you get 2 slices of bread with salad, and rice if you want for the amazing low price

Thank Vicki C
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Skip the restaurants, get your crayfish here. It's half the price and better. We had crayfish the night before in one of the fancy restaurants in Kaikoura and were disappointed. We came here the next day and had better crayfish at half the price.

Thank Phil G
Boulder Creek, California
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11 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Fast food and seafood only. Paua was chopped and about a teaspoon surrounded by omelette. Whitebait patty was OK. The salmon is what we should have had. All is oil fried. Worth a snack stop but not a trip for a real meal.

Thank n6ta
Singapore, Singapore
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice food at an outdoor kiosk located along the Kaikoura Peninsula Walk. Great for a quick meal but watch out for the seagulls! Crayfish wasn't cheap - but it's pretty much the same place throughout Kaikoura.

Thank CKWJ30
Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Well worth a stop if you're hungry and want a super casual meal. This iconic kiosk didn't disappoint with a cup of seafood chowder and garlic clams. The seafood was so fresh and cooked quickly. Obviously not the place you would go in your best gear for a fancy dinner, but if you like fresh, real seafood with no fuss... More 

Thank DandS_2
Nantes, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect Plate with crayfish + 3green mussels & 3scallops, with vegetables & rice ! And not expensive at all, myst do at Kaikoura in front of the peninsula beach near the Seals spot !

Thank YoshiMel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?