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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Foggy sunday lunch

Again we had an excellent experience at Jellyfish on the wharf at Mapua. Booked ahead and got a great table outside in the sun. All four of us loved our meals and drinks. Squid ink spaghetti was the best pasta dish ive had for a very long time. Great waiting staff, took great care of us and our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Again we had an excellent experience at Jellyfish on the wharf at Mapua. Booked ahead and got a great table outside in the sun. All four of us loved our meals and drinks. Squid ink spaghetti was the best pasta dish ive had for a very long time. Great waiting staff, took great care of us and our meals came... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stunning day at the end of Winter. We were able to eat our 'fish and chips' outside with a nice cold one, beer for him and wine for me. The meal came out hot and the fish (gurnard) was fresh and tasty. I hadn't eaten this fish before but it will go onto the 'fish that I eat' list for... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to Jellyfish during the Italian month. We had the special of the night : lamb curry which was really good, great balance of spices and sweet. We enjoyed the squid ink spaghetti as well. Both main courses could have been bigger though. We were quite disappointed with the antipasti we had, the chargrilled tiger prawns as it was... More 

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Viola, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We happened upon the Jellyfish for lunch as we were traveling through Mapua, and were thrilled that we did! It has a modern decor, and the most amazing Italian-inspired food. My husband had the seafood chowder, which was filled with shell fish, and a wonderful tomato-base broth....quite unique. I decided to have the antipasto tray, which was filled with Italian... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sitting inside or out ,great view of the tide flowing fast in and out of the Waimea estuary. Some boat activity too at times .Ferry to Rabbit Island.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I went for lunch today. I had the Sicilian Fish Soup. A generous bowl full served piping hot, very tasty with a depth of flavour. Full of white fish, mussels, clams and a prawn. The tomato base was rich, full of flavour and a little bit spicy. It was served with some very nice ciabatta toasted on... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mapua wharf is one of my favourite quick getaways from home, just 15-20 mins drive from Richmond. There ia always plenty going on here, but at the same time it's a sleepy seaside village. Tons of food choices to choose from and enjoy as couples or with groups. Relaxing on a very sunny winters day outside was superb. My wife... More 

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Over to Mapua, for a lunch date with hubby. We were greeted warmly by a waitress on entering the building, and given two menus. Had a quick visit to the ladies room - lovely and clean. Decided to sit outside in the sun. Cutting it all short, basically we were welcomed and made to feel welcome. Asking the waitress to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went there for lunch today with three little kids. While the staff was very friendly (as usual) and the food was very good it just took too long. We were sitting quite long, the kids became impatient and we were very hungry when it finally arrived.

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Last Sunday we just managed to sneak into the Jellyfish cafe for a family lunch. It was totally booked out. We managed to get the last large table.Big salads with fish, flavorsome pies and pasta dishes met our needs very well. What a wonderful location with superb views over the fast flowing estuary and on out to the Tasman Bay-simply... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 03 540 2028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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