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Ainos Steakhouse & Restaurant

Ruru St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 215 9568
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Ranked #28 of 60 Restaurants in Invercargill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Kiwi NZ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

In short this place could be so much better. The only reason you would go is for the steak. I had a 500gm steak and it was very well cooked. The meal was let down by the starters which could have been served up by a very mediocre home cook. I had mushrooms which were served on toast and smothered... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We should come more often, friendly staff, reasonable price, good meal. What else do you really need, especially after driving from Chrischurch and you can't be bothered cooking Dinner!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I try to eat here at least twice a year & after nearly 15 years of visiting it feels like home, neither the decor or the menu has changed for years & it doesn't matter because everything on the menu is cooked perfectly every time (you have to try their amazing thick garlic sauce on the Steak Diane!) & the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Great friendly place. Quiet setting above shops. Window seats but no view. Friendly helpful staff. Great menu. Good steaks and excellent Blue Cod. Was so good, ate there both nights of my stay in Invercargill.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you love steak, Ainos steakhouse is the best place to go in Invercargill. Staff were awesome, friendly and helpful and the meals were delicious, (the 2-3 course deal is great) Not the newest décor but for Invercargill's oldest restaurant it is comfortable and homely. I definitely recommend this place!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I strongly suggest the "Lumberjack". When it arrives at your table they pour whiskey over it and light it. Very impressive. My wife loves the three course meal deal. Well worth the money!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had been before and it was only ok, but this time there was so much more to enjoy. A really great meal, and we only had two courses. Service was good, and the only complaint that I would have was that myself and the next table had to go to other tables to get the salt shakers as ours were... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It was a 60th birthday surprise, and and even greater surprise when the husband told his wife that they were going to renew their wedding vows. Staff were attentive, but not instrusive. It was a great night.

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Southland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

After hearing so many good stories about Ainos I finally managed to get down there and was looking forward to visiting the steak house. Unfortunately I wasn't that impressed. For a steak house the steak wasn't done as requested and the sauce that came with it wasn't very nice at all. The vegetables that accompanied it looked like they had... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The decor is starting to look a little jaded, the meal was nice, but possibly could have been a little more on the plate

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