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Tahuna Reef - CLOSED

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0101, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2012
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

12 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Spent a wonderful late afternoon/early evening at Tahuna Reef in Whangarei. We started the evening with drinks by the fire followed by THE most delicious pork belly (with fabulous crackling) sitting on a huge bed of yummy mash. The asian green vegetables were piping hot and very tasty.. We had 4 adults and 2 children in our party and others... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stopped for a quick dinner while on our way back to Auckland from Paihia. The restaurant has excellent lay-out, and we were fortunate enough to be seated right by the fire place... wonderful on a cold night. The service was excellent, and although their prices are on the high side I would go back there again because the quality... More

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Far North New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Dropped in to make reservation for dinner that night. Waitress on duty was so friendly and helpful showing us around and letting us choose our table. The dinner menu is comprehensive and the selections are mouthwatering. The food was absolutely superb, the service was attentive and friendly, without "hovering.' Will definitely be back again, and again, and again.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Went to Tahuna Reef for Coffe after work. Coffee was excellent and the service was superb

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northland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We had a lovely table upstairs which overlooked the town basin, very nice. The service was good and the meals lovely. Not cheap but good value

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Just went there this afternoon for a snack. Had the best homemade wontons I've ever had! Coriander infused and large. $16 including a wine or beer, can't beat that, sitting down in the marina was relaxing too. Staff were very attentive and polite. Recommended and would go back

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Have been to Tahuna Reef a few times and have always enjoyed the food, the staff are friendly and helpful and price pretty reasonable

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Whangarei, Northland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This restaurant has the prime location in the Town Basin, an awesome building with a really classy looking restaurant space inside and nice tables on a covered verandah upstairs. They have everything going for them..... Unfortunately the food is overpriced, generally very average, and a real letdown. I wouldn't go as far as other reviews - its not terrible, but... More

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Whangarei
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We went today for fathers day, we choose this place because was advertised as a family friendly restaurant, as we had our two year old son with us. We sat upstairs so wouldn't be too much hassle with a typical hungry two year old, we were ordering our meal when our son screamed (as they do) the group behind us... More

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Whangarei
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Bad service, unable to get all the meals on the table out together. Staff have no idea how to serve food and aren't interested.

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