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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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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

So thankful we made this detour to the quaint small harbour of Mapua. We had lunch at the Jellyfish and what looked like a very yummy selection of dishes on the menu, definitely didn't disappoint when we got the meals. My husband had the Sicilian Seafood Soup and I had the Salt&Pepper squid and both dishes were delicious. We also... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 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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Arusha
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Nelson
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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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london
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180 reviews 180 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Additional Information about Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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

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