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Abracadabra

Amohia Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 146 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Our family went to this eatery on the recommendation of a local. When we arrived they were very busy, but found the "Purple Room" for us. If you have a chance to have any of these rooms, take it, they have a nice atmosphere I had the special which was lovely..... My two soul mates had lamb shanks which were... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our usual spot for breakfast in Rotorua was full so we ventured up the road to Abracadabra at 1263 Amohia St and was pleased that we did. This large 'house' has been converted into a main foyer, 3 separate social rooms, outside/covered entertainment area and garden bar; all decorated in an East Asian theme. There are so many different colour... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My partner and I recently visited Abracadabra and were blown away with the service from Nadia & Justin. The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was great. We will definitely be back, over and over again!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Abracadabra feels a bit funky, a bit bohemian. The terakihi was superb, and it was great to see (and enjoy) local boutique winery Volcanic Hills' offerings on the list. The VH pinot gris went beautifully with my Moroccan fish. Husband had a very nice tagine. Both were delicately flavoured, earthy, and redolent of the flavours of that wonderful region. Highly... More

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Cambridge, NZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Good food, good vibe.... That's the slogan out front of this restaurant in Rotorua, and that's exactly what you get. The menu has something of a South American flavour to it. The specials vary. We've been here 4 times in the past four months and have been impressed every time. Especially since the new owners took over. My favourite thing:... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I went the as a formal meeting and we had the green room. Beautiful place and friendly staff. Tha food was well presented and very tasty.

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thank you for the good vibes, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and the green room. My favorite room, feels nice and peaceful. Cheers! More

Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Having returned home to NZ after many years away, I am absolutely stoked that Nadia and Justin have brought life in this cafe/bar. We had a fantastic work dinner here tonight and the food and customer server was 2nd to none. There was no rush although unknown to myself they had another 2 biggish booking happening not long after our... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Wow thank you for such a wonderful review! It was lovely to host you all, look forward to seeing you again. More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I always love dropping by this place. They have my favourite beer on tap (Croucher Pilsner), good happy hour prices and great cocktails. The food is good and the staff are always up for a laugh. Looking forward to see what the re-launch brings in July.

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and all the new changes we are making. Lots of exciting things ahead for Abracadabra. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Love the food, vibe and customer service. We came in late and the place was very busy. Staff made sure to make us a spot and we then enjoyed a delicious meal. Cody, our waiter did an amazing job at keeping us happy. Will def be going there again. Cant wait for the re launch! Hopefully some exciting things!

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi Mandi, thanks for the positive feedback, we are also really excited about all the upcoming changes we are making. So happy that you had a great time and Cody is a star!!! We are lucky to takeover and have such amazing staff. Thanks and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great to see this old favorite being re-vamped. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff are friendly and happy, the Mexican - Moroccan themed menu is great, and the Hawaiian punch packs a good kick. Thanks!

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the good vibes, we are really excited about all our new mason jars we brought with us from LA to make yummy cocktails with, so awesome you liked our newest cocktail the "Hawaiian punch" thanks for the review and see you again soon. More

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