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Kahu Cafe

68 Airport Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
+64 21 238 4889
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (2 reviews)
“lounge chairs” (3 reviews)
“airfield” (7 reviews)
Cafe, International, Healthy, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
68 Airport Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Kahu is probably the best cafe around Omarama. It's great that they have dishes on the menu that stand out from the usual boring fish&chips-burger-vedges line. I suggest you stop searching for a place around and visit Kahu and its friendly staff :)

Thank NZAbel
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Lamb chops were $27 on the daily chalk board. Chef said he didn’t have the Cabernet sauce as he had ran out. We told him that we required lots of sauce with the lamb. Got a few drops of sauce and we were charged $37...More

veronika_osko, Owner at Kahu Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Sir, First of all, let me apologise for the mix up with the pricing. I was not aware it was on the board with a different price, and after I have found out I was trying to find you on the email you have...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner here twice while in Omarama, since you have two choices in town and if you are here to go gliding, this is the “hang out” for all the glider pilots in the evening. Food was fine, but the menu is very limited, so...More

Thank JM2007SJ
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Called in on advice from someone in Queenstown, and found a great place to eat and relax. A variety of seating inside, outside, tables, lounge chairs, great service and tasty pasta. Friendly service, and most welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Stayed there for diner and it was delicious! We had a nice and warm fire in the fireplace and we an awesome time there. Really quiet! a real gem!

Thank Josebon
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely location beside the airfield with retro outdoor furniture. Friendly staff and dog. But very little choice of cabinet food and the coffee was too bitter.

Thank StheG
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food from a limited menu. Fresh delicious food at a reasonable price in an oasis of green.

Thank hop3
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We had one night in Omarama and found this lovely cafe adjacent to the glider airport nestled below the mountains. We enjoyed curry chicken with rice and fresh vegies with a glass of wine. It was delicious, and we returned in the morning for breakfast....More

1  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent escape from the hoards of tourist and over commercial bus stop restaurants. Friendly small and excellent toasted sandwiches.

1  Thank TimKiwi
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Its a 20 min walk from town but definitely worth it. The food is much more interesting than the pub grub served in town. Its great value and the service is charming.

Thank David O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Cafe, International, Healthy, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Airport Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Omarama
  • Phone Number: +64 21 238 4889
  • E-mail
We are a boutique cafe, located at the lovely airfield of Omarama. The wonderful view of the Benmore Ranges, watching the gliding activity, or just enjoying the silence under the shade of our romantic willow tree, is our key features. We away from the main road, and away from mainstream tourism and tourist buses. No tv, no radio, but fine selection of music is played in the backround. We are also very biker friendly, as we are keen biker ourselves - also we offer helping hands/tools, even some basic replacement parts. Hope to see you around.
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