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Abracadabra

1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 348 3883
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Ranked #9 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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
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
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I've reviewed Abracadabra for breakfast before and, on that basis, we decided to take the son's girlfriend there for dinner. On arrival, the place was busy and we explained to the staff that we were on a time limit to be served. They cheerfully agreed to have us out of the restaurant on time and suggested that, rather than have... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thanks for a wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed sharing the tapas! Justin is also a huge fan of the chicken enchilada bites. We are glad that we can make your experience so awesome each time you visit. Cheers Nadia More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booking green room last sat night with group of friends The building was amazing full of colours each room wow crazy !!! Order our drink margarita at 7 pm Enjoy ourselves relax in private room we order our meal but didn't turn up after two hours after 9 pm we all so hungry !! Waiting waiting !! Finally arrive lovely... More

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thanks very much for the review, we are glad that your party of 13 enjoyed the green room. We are sorry you had to wait for your main meals, but after your starters had all been brought out the wait was less then an hour. We were extremely busy that night, our busiest night since we have taken over... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Hi thank-you so much for your wonderful review we appreciate you taking the time to give us feed back. Happy to hear that you are enjoying all the changes but that we are keeping the standard to a high level. We are so enjoying all the feed back from our regulars and locals. Cheers, see you next time. More

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

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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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. Im really glad that you found our menu to be full of gluten free options, I am also gluten intolerant so I am always trying to come up with new ideas for our gluten free food we offer, as I understand how hard it can be to go out and enjoy meals. Thanks so much... More

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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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