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Manaia Kitchen & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 9050
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy and well staffed cafe/restaurant very Kiwi. An enjoyable evening meal in a very buzzy place. Well worth a visit, if not two

Thank Ian J
Waiuku, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick pint and a bite to eat on our way to a wedding,nice food,good beer (large Heineken,on tap!) Staff were friendly and very welcoming. Pizzas looked awesome. Definitely planning a return visit so we can try those pizzas!!'

Thank krisstorm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Good choices of food and reasonably priced. Also promotes and sells local beer. If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Tairua go here

Thank Sian B
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, friendly service. Very busy so make sure you book. Might be worth checking that they have a full menu available a couple of hours before you eat. They had run out of most items by 8pm on the Sunday we were there. They were apologetic and embarrassed so it may not happen often. We went again in the... More 

Thank Mike H
Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

2evening meals Lamb rump cooked med rare to perfection Tuna steak just sealed in their ginger marinade perfection Sirloin med rare delicious

Thank Philippa W
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Called in for a coffee and a muffin on the way back home. Place was busy and the staff were friendly. Coffee was good and the raspberry and chocolate muffin was fresh and moist. Toilets were clean.

Thank Shandster007
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Busy place! Really good food and coffee with pleasant service. Was very busy but still received food in fairly good time.

Thank Michelle L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have had regular meals and coffee at Manaia. Always prompt and efficient service, great ambience, good food.

Thank Ron A
Brussels, Belgium
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to have diner. Wood fired Pizza oven. Nicest salads and relaxed atmosphere on the terrace.

Thank ErikLaenens
Bedford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Ate here this evening. Called in on the off chance and we were given a table after a short wait. The staff were all extremely busy but still were very polite and professional. We just had pizza but it was very tasty and also didn't have to wait long for it to arrive. All in all a very good experience... More 

Thank Sue S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 9050
Fully licensed cafe/restaurant located in the heart of Tairua. Enjoy woodfired pizzas, tapas or choose from A la carte menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?