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Ma Maison

2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“aged beef” (2 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ma Maison
1. Stunning location
"This is a top-class restaurant in a stunning setting."
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2. Delicious food
"The standard of cuisine could easily have been on master chef"
John M
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3. Excellent service
"The service is so welcoming and friendly that you don't want to leave."
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place for lunch right on the water. View is relaxing, service is great, food has options from burger to vegan and vegetarian. Outside and inside seating. Overall a great little place.

Thank Tatyana R
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 October 2017

For 17 days in South Island, carefully analyzing reviews, we kept an open mind and searched desperately for a fine dining experience. Eventually we gave up, lowered our expectations, and started eating pies and cryovaced meals. On our second last day we found the perfect...More

3  Thank Dojii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So bloody good, we got dirty gin martinis which were made perfectly (so hard to find proper martinis anywhere!) And a giant seafood platter with soft shell crab, squid, prawns, amazing amazing ceviche, mussels, tuna/salmon sashimi and loads of great dipping sauces... def recommend! Might...More

Thank bridieo922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing service! All the staff were friendly and professional. However, was a bit disappointed with the food. Ordered a chicken salad which was drenched in a sugary dressing. The red onion outweighed the chicken ratio. The chicken burger isn’t worth $24. Would return for...More

Thank Kerstin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to this restaurant couple of times but the best dish was seafood risotto. I believe angels were cooking it, coz the taste was just unbelievable. And the view is amazing no traffic and crowds.

Thank CupOfCoffee777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant as local people recommended. We ordered seafood platter as a starter which was really a generous amount and a good variety of seafood. I had beef as a main dish and it was just perfectly cooked. Dessert was also tasty. I’ll...More

Thank Angelic8619
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good service and excellent food. The portion sizes were generous, and beautifully presented. Good wine selection. Friendly staff. A very pleasant dining experience.

Thank KPG2503
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We arrived in Akaroa and made a reservation for a table the next evening at 7pm. When we arrived at 6.45 , in time for a pre meal drink we found a notice on the door saying they were closed for kitchen repairs but would...More

3  Thank mature-traveller49
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We went to Ma Maison to try there Seafood Chowder for lunch it was beautiful, we were persuaded to try their desserts too, whihc were just as good! Our waiter was lovely, he was very helpful when we asked advise.

Thank Kellie J
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Tonight is our last night in Akaroa and we were looking for somewhere special. Ma Maison was perfect! Their food, wine and service were right up there with the very best, but still with a casual feel. Definitely not a cheap night out but excellent...More

1  Thank Isabella B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668
  • E-mail
Overlooking Dailey's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour, Ma maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The view speaks for itself! Set away from the hustle and bustle, our Restaurant offers a very private dining experience, one to be enjoyed and savoured.
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