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Abracadabra

1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
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Ranked #9 of 149 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's great to know that the standard of the previous owners has been maintained to a high standard by the new owners of Abracadabra. The food has always been great and last night was no exception. Well done! I'd happily recommend your restaurant to anyone who wants a great meal at a good price with a good selection of choices... More

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Absolutely delicious food for both adults and children with scrummy gluten free and organic options (Fabulous as travelling with a child with food sensitivities can be extremely challenging). Lovely friendly staff who clearly love the place as much as we do, fun Moroccan decor, good wine list and beautiful coffee too. So good we returned twice.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here on a weekend trip to Rotorua. The chicken enchiladas were amazing. Margaritas fantastic. Great experience. Will be back on our next trip!

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the good vibes and great review, glad you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!! More

Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went there for first time. I didn't expected it to be a that good and big place .. It has a garden bar .. The best feature I liked was they have small rooms for groups for casual dining ... Food was fantastic ... Full marks for service and ambience for sure will be back :) ... Heaps thanks to... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Food, travel, life!!! Thanks for the great review. We are really happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Looking forward to some great days in the garden bar this summer! Cheers More

Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We all Ordered burrito's as we felt like mexican. The burrito's were obviously pre-made before hand, and heated up in a microwave as we found out when we cut into them the middle was still cold. Didn't realise we had ordered the burrito's with hot chips inside and they weren't nice at all especially being cold. The staff service, friendliness... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your comments, we are sad to hear you did not enjoy our new "California burrito" we apologize that the burrito was not served hot, this how ever could have been quickly fixed if you had told our staff. They are more then happy to help everyone and love to make customers experience great. Our new menus... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited Abracadabra the first time under new ownership and found it less whimsical and colourful than it used to be. Lamps and shoes above the heads are gone, funky table cloths as well - and I missed them sadly because it created a lot of the uniqueness and charm. We went for lunch and found no vegetarian or vegan options... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we value all our new customers views and take into consideration all feed back. As new business owners we have made lots of new, exciting plans and changes, we are putting our heart and souls into Abracadabra and we feel that change is something we embrace daily here and all the new changes have been received... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We came to this café/bar for breakfast as it was highly recommended on Tripadvisor and we loved it. We were greeted by a young guy (Cody??) who was very friendly (a little cheeky) and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and huge so we couldn't eat it all. We were so taken with the place we came back for a drink... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Cheers for the lovely write up Keith, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so, Cody is a very valued staff member and yes cheeky!! Haha. Glad that you enjoyed yourself, look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Rotorua, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This used to be a great place to eat. Now its a favorite for breakfast. Great food and great service. I recommend it for any occasion.

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the great review, look forward to seeing you again for breakfast soon. Cheers More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love this place great food, awesome service, the best coffee, what more could you ask for. The place is decorated in such a unique way. Our new fav place for breaky amd lunch.

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and writing us some good vibes, we appreciate it. LOVE Cherrise's coffees. Cheers, see you again soon. More

Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had an early dinner here before a show. Tried the special cocktails which were great. Ordered spicy prawns and calamari to share - delicious. All three of our groups' meals were also delicious. I had the fish of the day, which had a very yummy crumb. The meals however, were huge and none of us finished. The service was... More

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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi Nat and Chris, so glad that you and your friends all enjoyed your meal and cocktails with us. The calamari is the best! I'm also on a gluten free diet so am happy to hear you felt like there are lots of options. We will be adding new Gluten free dishes and cakes all the time that are Gluten... More

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