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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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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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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have dined here often over 30 years and have always found the meals great. The staff are very friendly and nothing is a problem... The steaks are consistently cooked well - and if there is ever anything wrong the staff will do everything to make it right. Very rarely is the meal not up to the usual standard, no... More 

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3 Thank Busynanna61
Invercargill
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

An amazing meal as always. Often dine here and will keep on dining here. I am very surprised on comments about poor service as my friends and i have never struck any such thing. Always have a great experience here and such a warm environment. Beautiful, hearty and very tasty courses.

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1 Thank Jordan K
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Took our Daughter there for birthday tea, lovely meal but the service was crap! ordered drinks when they arrived they were spilt with my parents wearing some of it, the table cloth was soaked, waitress said sorry and it was wiped up without changing table cloth or sitting us at another table, which could have been done as only 5... More 

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Thank 368blondie
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Saintbaxter
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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Thank Mafromchch
Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Thank DenDi156
Invercargill, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Heather C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank pam255118
Invercargill
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank malcj_11
Kiwi NZ
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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