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Red Star Burger Bar

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26 Ardmore Street | Queenstown-Lakes District, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9322
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The burgers were HUGE and very juicy. Friendly staff and a great place to hang out. Nice touch with the games available while waiting for our food to be ready.

Thank GChan1984
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a venison burger from here and it was really good. It was very big and tasted fantastic. I feel the quality of the bun that they used could have been better but it really didn't take away from the experience. I would recommend getting it take away and eating it down on the lake as there isn't much... More 

Thank lochlann a
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super busy, mostly takeaway with very little indoor seating, this popular burger place is well worth a visit. They have gluten free bread, or you can have your burger over a tasty salad. Highly recommended!

Thank Nainai27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had two meals from here, and after trying other wannabe options, think this is the pick for fries and hamburgers. Pleasant prompt service too.

Thank stellamAuckland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best burgers we found. Absolutely filled up to the max with food and even accompanied for our picky eater. The kids fish and chips where more like a adult size it was huge but fantastic enough to fully feel a family of 4 and the ducks 😊

Thank Whitney S
Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cajun Chips & Cajun Chicken Salad ....... BLISS !!! If you're into Burgers then tou won't be disappointed either .....

Thank qantasfa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The patty tastes like overlooked mince from the cheapest packet from Countdown. Buns were stale and disgusting. Any burger from Burger King would be better. The only thing nice at this place is the fries.

Thank Ian W
Scott4844, Owner at Red Star Burger Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ian - we're really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your burger as this certainly doesn't reflect the feedback we tend to receive. We have an overwhelmingly positive response and have great faith in our product - we use high quality ingredients, make all of our patties, sauces and sides in store and use locally made buns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best burger I've ever had, and they make an amazing gluten free vegan burger, which you cannot get anywhere else! Can also get a mini burger which is the perfect little size if your not to hungry. And beautiful friendly staff. Love this place

Thank kenzt1
Scott4844, Owner at Red Star Burger Bar, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much kenzt1! Those gluten free buns are so good, huh! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven by Red Star Burger Bar many times and after the "walk" up Mount Iron we decided to have lunch there. I had the lamb burger and my partner had the chicken satay burger. Thinking of the typical burger place, we both agreed that it turned out to be exceptional as the lamb burger had a tasty mint... More 

Thank Bill T
Scott4844, Owner at Red Star Burger Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Bill! We're so stoked that you finally made it into Red Star and enjoyed everything! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic burgers, best. Have had for a long time, and good value too. Sadly we ordered a large fries to share between two of us.... this was a big mistake! It was enough for people, but they were perfect. Highly recommended

Thank charnaud
Scott4844, Owner at Red Star Burger Bar, responded to this review

Haha, cheers Charnaud! The fries are definitely generously portioned - great to be shared between two (or more!) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ardmore Street | Queenstown-Lakes District, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9322
Red Star Luxury Burgers has been serving up gourmet handmade burgers in Wanaka for over 10 years. We have a great local following and are known around the world for our fresh and tasty food as well as our fun, friendly service. We have a creative menu that showcases local and organic produce and that reflects the diverse (multinational!) Wanaka community. We offer dine-in and take-away so have a look at our menu and come and sample it for yourself!

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