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Ainos Steakhouse & Restaurant

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Ruru St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 215 9568
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We went for a meal with friends and we enjoyed our meals very much. Our friends are very regular customers but we were from out of town so did not have any pre knowledge of the food. My husband had a steak and I had the blue cod and both meals were great. The staff were friendly and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
pam255118
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Been going to Anios for about 30 years as live in the area hadn't been since changed cooks and owners disappointed with meal steak was full of gristle and the pepper sauce had no taste at all the manager apoligesed for the sauce and said someone else made it. Found the manager rather intimadating not very pleasant at all. This... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We arrived in Invercargill at 8 pm. By the time we found accommodation and headed for the Ainos it was nearly 9 pm. Winter night, everyone ready to go home, but still didn't mind serving us a lovely meal, suggesting a lovely wine, and tending to us in a very friendly manner. Food was tasty and fresh.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food especially the steaks and the staff are very good. Nothing is a problem. Well worth the time and money (it's not expensive tho). Go and eat at Ainos

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went with a group and had the set meal menu. Waitress forgot to take our side of the tables orders and had to be reminded to do so. The meals were average and compared to a pub bistro type meal. All in all an average night. Wont rush back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went for a meal with friends and we enjoyed our meals very much. Our friends are very regular customers but we were from out of town so did not have any pre knowledge of the food. My husband had a steak and I had the blue cod and both meals were great. The staff were friendly and the service... More 

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Invercargill
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I had a set menu and my wife chose individually. Both of our steaks were good. My steamed pudding while it was tasty I could have made it at home with a packet mini fruit pudding accompanied by icecream, cream and custard. We really went for the main course and did not find fault so would certainly consider going back... More 

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Kiwi NZ
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12 restaurant reviews
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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
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11 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ruru St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 215 9568

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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