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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0009
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“curry” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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Asian, New Zealand, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time I was there and definitely not my last. Lovely service, very accommodating (got cooked something of the lunch menu for dinner) and it was absolutely beautiful. Pork filet on vegetable fettuchine. Super fast and soo good. Exactly what I needed to lift my...More

Thank anjad211
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on Mother's Day. Our meals were on time and all were very lovely and tasty. The service was impeccable. Many thanks for a lovely time.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spare of the moment decision for our family of five to go out for dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants, and what a great night we had. The staff are awesome!!! they are friendly and real helpful. Our server Sam was fantastic, the...More

Thank Millsfams
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love a place you can always rely on to have good food. If I need a treat, I go to the Babinka. I have enjoyed every meal I have eaten there over the last 4 years. So many restaurants nowadays have such similar menus....More

Thank Flutterbie
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great restaurant to dine at, I enjoy the selection of meals and the position as it is close to the town centre

Thank quattroAQT515
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have a reservation, but seen excellent reviews so called in requesting a quick meal. Tables are close together so chatted with other diners, who all recommended the black curry and yes it was delicious and generous. The wait staff were attentive and helpful....More

1  Thank Liz9371
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as locals we ve been coming here for about 15 + years, its one of Wahakatane's most consistent restaurants and the Sri Lankan food is excellent

1  Thank BillD2006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are Looking for a curry with a difference this is the place! We have been coming here regularly for 6 years. NEVER had a bad meal here. Ingredients fresh and tasty

1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 2 couples and enjoyed our meals, particularly the Sri Larkin curries. It was a pleasant place to be and the staff were fine. The wine list had a couple of pleasing surprises and overall this was a good evening.

1  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal at Babinka a couple of years ago and enjoyed it so much that we called again this year. It has some delightful Sri Lankan dishes which we are not familiar with. Loving food and different tastes we all order different curries...More

1  Thank TyMaen
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Are u open on 27 dec 2016 dinner ? Can we do take away ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
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17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 0009
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