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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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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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