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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
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Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Mapua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came down to the tiny Napua Wharf area last night while staying in Ruby Bay. Happened to pop into Jellyfish on "Curry Night", what an amazing surprise! Lamb Shank in Massaman curry was amazing, as was the Green Shelled Mussels and Garlic Bread. Definitely a great find, seek it out for dinner when you are in the area, especially on... More

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Los Angeles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I stopped in for lunch on a very quiet day and thought it would be lovely to sit outside on the wharf and enjoy the view over the bay. Since this restaurant is on the water and next to a place that smokes fresh fish (The Smokehouse), I decided to try the fish & chips. What a disappointment. The fish... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We shared the salt and pepper squid and the tapas. It was all delicious! The service was friendly and efficient and despite it being a busy day in the school holidays was reasonably prompt. It is such a beautiful place that one doesn't mind waiting!

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Timaru, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A pleasant place to go for lunch it was a Monday so reasonably quiet We both ordered the Lamb pie and mashed potatoes I liked the potatoes very tasty the pie was served in a small pie dish which looked nice it was OK but not to my taste We thought it a bit over priced for what it was.Coffee... More

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Motueka, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had a very nice lunch at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar. Staff very helpful and service efficient. Lovely spot to sit and watch the boats and water of the Mapua Inlet.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great location by the bay. Nice and spacious. Had a quiet lunch on a Monday afternoon. Generally nice. Food was alright but not the best. Had mussels for $19. They weren't exactly as large as those which I've had at other parts of New Zealand but they were still alright. Sauce was tasty. Service was okay, fairly quick since there... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went here for breakfast, had the jellyfish breakfast. Was amazing as always. But the older lady with the glasses I can't say the same for. Her coffee was burnt and spilt all over the saucer. Very unfriendly and stuck up. Snatched the menu off me and my partner. Not a good start to my day.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Awesome fire on a cold evening, atmosphere on a Friday night was great, food though is ok but not upto the environment, we had crispy sliced sourbread and dips to start which had really strange tasting bitter black olives on it and a thai pork starter and cider Mussels, both we're very salty! However we would go back for drinks... More

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178 reviews 178 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had the lunch at this place as part of the mapua smoke house experience, although the smoke house was not as good of the range as what I remembered. The surrounding area definitely has more eating place to offer. This place does a sit down lunch and the service is pretty warm and relaxed with the sea view just... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped in Mapua to eat on our way to Kaiteriteri from the airport. We really enjoyed the food, especially the mussels. Service was friendly, great cider.

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