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Abracadabra

Amohia Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 148 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
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 NEW

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

Sarina, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Anyone that opens the bar at 10am so 6 guys can have catch up beers gets a big thumbs up from me, and also playing some early morning Bob Marley gets an extra thumbs up. Had the poached eggs and they were nice and runny.

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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi, thanks very much for the good vibes, love playing a bit of Bob Marley in the morning to start the day off happy, hope to see you again soon, cheers. More

Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review, glad you got to enjoy the "Purple room" one of the faves here, thanks for coming in! Cheers More

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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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thank you very much Neil for your lovely feedback. Glad you got to experience our awesome staff and the great service they provide. The fluffys are hit huh! Kids love them. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
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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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to having you back over and over again too! Cheers More

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewer
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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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Wow thanks for the review, we are glad you get the funky/bohemian feeling in this unique house, cause that's just what we are creating! LOVE Volcanic Hills wine, it is a beautiful local wine. So happy you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks again. More

Cambridge, NZ
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely write up we really appreciate you sharing the good vibes. We look forward to hosting you here again soon. Cheers. More

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewer
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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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