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Abracadabra

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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 348 3883
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service and food

Have eaten here on a few visits to Rotorua and it never disappoints. Usually I am looking for the couple of dishes I might like but with their menu I love it all. Very friendly staff, great ambience and well priced. Only thing I didn't like was the churros. Particularly after a rich meal they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Grant W
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here on a few visits to Rotorua and it never disappoints. Usually I am looking for the couple of dishes I might like but with their menu I love it all. Very friendly staff, great ambience and well priced. Only thing I didn't like was the churros. Particularly after a rich meal they need to be light and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our first night in Rotorua and we stumbled across this gorgeous little place for dinner. It's hidden away, so it's out to prove itself. It certainly doesn't disappoint! The tagines were perfect for a winter's night, and the desserts were divine. The whole evening was made that so much better by the lovely friendly service.

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Auckland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Simple food made interesting and tasty. Hard to find a place with good atmosphere outside of eat street but this place had it. Good service and beautiful deco. We'll go back for sure...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and I dined here during a visit to Rotorua. The restaurant was busy but we were greeted by cheerful staff who showed us to a table despite the sbsence of a prior booking. There is a good menu on offer and we both enjoyed our respective dishes which comprised a Bus Stop Targine and Fish of the Day.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We chose this place based on reviews but fell short of the mark for our liking, I ordered the Tunisian Lamb Shank and my partner ordered The Tunisian Lamb Salad, my lamb shank was cooked on its own not with the spices to make the flavour go thru the lamb shank, so it tasted bland and dry, the sauce that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Eggs Bene was amazing! Awesome staff. But the nachos were a let down for sure. I will be back though, I love the set up and your atmosphere here

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Tauranga
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Staff lovely and couldnt have been more helpful, our food was lovely tasty and good value We will definitley be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went here for lunch, food was not too bad it came out really fast. Most of the staff were awesome and friendly except for one behind the front counter who seemed snappy and a little rude. Would of been better if she didn't let down the rest of the staff.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Abracadabra for dinner, my partner likes spicy food and the staff were very happy to spice up the special seafood dish, to a just perfect level of hotness. I love the chicken enchiladas, which I would highly recommend. Thank you to the friendly staff for making a great meal even better. Cheers.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic venue, great rooms! Excellent service and excellent food. Caters for a wide variety of types of gatherings, from casual drinks to formal meals.

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Additional Information about Abracadabra

Address: 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 348 3883
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 348 3883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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