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Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka

4 Marina Road | Tutukaka, Tutukaka 0153, New Zealand
0064 9 4702290
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Tutukaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, English, Seafood, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Oceans is a friendly, vibrant family restaurant that offers honest fresh meals at great prices. Be wecomed and Enjoy!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Oceans is a friendly, vibrant family restaurant that offers honest fresh meals at great prices. Be wecomed and Enjoy!
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The night we were at Oceans may have just been not a good night. The restaurant was very very noisy due to a large party of drinkers, you could hardly hear what your partner was saying. The restaurant was very busy as well and with only one staff member on he was run off his feet, hence a longer waiting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tutukaka is something of an undiscovered gem in northland. This resturant is in the sleepy little marina of Tutukaka associated with the only hotel in the port. Given that one would not expect superior service or food but quite the opposite. Each was fantastic. We had server all meals here as a family in early April this year and really... More

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very good quality meals and lovely staff make your Oceans restaurant & hotel experience very enjoyable and relaxing. The food generally in the north is so good and my risotto was amazing.

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent food, great atmosphere and good service. Had three evening meals here and each of them were excellent.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The first day for breakfast was very good. General breakfast foods, plus muffins and crossants. Day 2 and 3, just general breakfast food, cereal, yoghurt, etc, but no peaches, as on day 1, even though they were requested and no muffins or crossants. So food was average. Dinner was better. We had one meal there. The service was not great,... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Decided where to have dinner with my family based on there online menu. Because there kids menu seemed the best we decided to ear here. Unfortunately the menu presented to us at the restaurant was different and we're told that they would not honour their online menu. Meal ended up costing us $30 more because if their indiscretion. Would have... More

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blueeyesnz, General Manager at Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our little restaurant here in Tutukaka. Of course we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We really do try to make all of our guests feel as welcomed and relaxed as possible, when it comes to Children well we just... More

Kaitaia, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A lovely dinner out during our weekend at tutukaka. Enjoyed it and the staff were friendly, although the service was a bit disjointed.

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blueeyesnz, General Manager at Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka, responded to this review

Dear Rob and Julie S, Thank you for your review of our restaurant and taking the time to write it. All our reviews mean a lot to us here. We are of course thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope that one day you will pop in again and see us. Our aim is to always provide... More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

...we decided to take a chance and eat; not that we needed any more food; it was truly an excellent place to shelter form the rain; seafood chowder of the highest quality and very good service..

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blueeyesnz, General Manager at Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka, responded to this review

Dear TrevorTJ, Thank you for your review of our restaurant and we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We are of mixed feelings when it rains, YAY our personal water tanks will get filled and Tutukaka will end up all shiny after a good bit of rain. We also love the fact that we are... More

London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Surprisingly good. Fish of the day excellent. Ditto steak, blue cheese and leek crumble, burger and kids fish & chips. 'Pumpkin and mushroom' risotto edible but no visible sign of pumpkin and though pleasantly edible, it was disappointing. Caramelised peaches for pudding seemed to be enjoyed by children of 10&13. Adults in our party all had the delicious fig and... More

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blueeyesnz, General Manager at Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka, responded to this review

Dear FamilyRLondon, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our little restaurant here in Tutukaka. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope that one day we are able to welcome you back to our little slice of paradise. We really do love what we do and we love our food so to... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We've just had dinner at Oceans, Tutukaka. Amazing food (perfectly cooked lamb loin chops and eye fillet steak, accompanied by excellent fresh seasonal vegetables) - compliments to the chef. Excellent wait staff too, very pleasant and helpful. The meal arrived promptly and was beautifully presented. Highly recommended. (And the rice pudding for dessert, OMG, absolutely sensational)!! Will definitely come again.... More

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blueeyesnz, General Manager at Oceans Restaurant and Bar, Tutukaka, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Oceans Restaurant j12k and of course the entire team were thrilled to have read it! Made us keep our shoulders back for the entire day so thank you! We are very lucky to have John and Alana provide us with our fresh fish here at Oceans, there are some days when we... More

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