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Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka

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Seafood, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, English
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4 Marina Road | Tutukaka, Tutukaka 0153, New Zealand
0064 9 4702290
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Oceans is a friendly, vibrant family restaurant that offers honest fresh...
Oceans is a friendly, vibrant family restaurant that offers honest fresh meals at great prices. Be wecomed and Enjoy!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best seafood chowder I've ever had!

The (young) staff might need some finessing and customer service training but this place has the best seafood chowder I've ever had! Order it more than once if you're in the area for multiple days. If you travel through NZ you'll see seafood chowder on many menus and I tried them everywhere I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Delicious meals that included fresh fish daily straight from the fishing boats. Excellent NZ wines available. Wonderful staff, efficient, helpful and knowledgeable about food and wine.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The food and service were excellent. The young staff were well trained, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The waitress ensured my dietary requirements were met.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The (young) staff might need some finessing and customer service training but this place has the best seafood chowder I've ever had! Order it more than once if you're in the area for multiple days. If you travel through NZ you'll see seafood chowder on many menus and I tried them everywhere I went. But this restaurant wins hands down.... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I think they probably were a little surprised by the numbers of people on Sunday morning coming for breakfast, as we did wait about 45 mins for our food. When it came it was very tasty though so can't fault the quality of food. Eggs bene was fresh and good coffee as well.

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Sacramento, California
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was pretty good food, for a reasonable price. We were a little disappointed with the pork belly, but the fish and chips were great. The chowder is fantastic, must try!

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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here one night. We ordered the flounder and the fish and chips. The flounder was a little too fishy for our tastes but that was more the nature of the fish, as it was cooked nicely. The fish and chips were good with a moderate portion size. The creme brulee dessert was very good. The service can... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped for a beer and a look at the menu for dinner later. There was nobody there at all, eventually somebody came through and asked If they could help. Then went off to find some bar staff. 5 mins later we were able to place an order. When it came to a repeat order nobody to be found again. Had... More 

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Auckland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Only had coffee (and a plate of chips once) here, but the coffee was good and it was well organised. A safe choice.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Friendly and very helpful staff, food and alcohol to standard you would expect. Nice location near marina, we had a walk after dinner on waterfront which was very pleasant after a hot day

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We looked at the options but chose to eat at Oceans. It has a great ambiance and is very comfortable with a nice bar and outside dining if the weather is fine. The options were good as was the food and very friendly service. Reasonable prices and lovely coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Marina Road | Tutukaka, Tutukaka 0153, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Tutukaka
  • Phone Number: 0064 9 4702290

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, English

Description

Oceans is a friendly, vibrant family restaurant that offers honest fresh meals at great prices. Be wecomed and Enjoy!

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