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The Oyster Inn

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124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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Noosa, Australia
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time at the Oyster Inn. Our waiter Davide was spectacular. Gluten free was not a problem as there were a few GF items on the menu. Loved the salt and pepper squid!

Thank Andrew T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for a friends birthday lunch..must try the OYSTERS...! Both the food and service was fantastic.

Thank kiwikaileigh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It may not be the best dining in the world, but the food here is always solid and the staff are really lovely. Always happy to come back and look forward to the next visit.

Thank michael g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place great service and of course great food I just don't understand why they charge $60 for a $15 bottle of wine Fish is great as well as the mac and cheese Best seat are on the balcony- they just need to remove that cheap plastic awning that gets to about 100f in summer

Thank Thedr12
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious cocktails, attentive service, and the food was outstanding. The salad with the mozzarella ball thing in the middle was incredible, and the kingfish sashimi was amazing.

Thank Lazycow63
Vancouver, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told that Oyster Inn was a good place to dine and we were not disappointed. The evening was wonderful. For starters we had the raw oysters (makes sense when you're at Oyster Inn, don't you think?) we shared the Crispy Five Spiced Lamb Ribs, which melted in our mouths. For wine we had some local choices: Man O'War... More 

Thank Russ Q
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were traveling throughout NZ for our honeymoon so picked a cute, delicious restaurant in every city. I think our host thought we were crazy being a bit stingy on our money so I will be honest that Oyster Inn is not cheap. But there is a reason because the food omg... I'm drooling just thinking out it. The oysters... More 

Thank ALeigh2512
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. Excellent staff. Recommended to book a table in advance. We wanted to go back the second evening too but it was full. :(

1 Thank Susanne500000
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on my own on the island, asked for a table for one and was seated at the bar. Service was swift despite it being v busy & the food & the cocktail I had was absolutely delicious.

1 Thank CanaryCMB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance & had a lovely table on the balcony with views that were simply stunning. It was a perfect evening out, the service was fantastic, wine & cocktails were delicious & the food was outstandingly divine!!! It's a MUST for anyone visiting the island!!!

1 Thank Kiwi_Beach_Bum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2222
Just 40 minutes from Auckland but a world away, The Oyster Inn is the perfect escape from Auckland, whether for just a night, a weekend or longer. The Inn features a large restaurant & bar, a beach boutique, a private event space three luxuriously simple guest rooms. Opened in 2012, The Oyster Inn has gained local and international attention, being featured on Travel & Leisure's 2013 IT List and Metro's Top 50 Restaurants. With a gorgeous but unpretentious interior by designer Katie Lockhart, The Oyster Inn has fast become one of the island's most popular restaurants.

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