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Killer Prawn

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Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 430 3333
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinosaur steak

Eye fillet with Bone in is a big man's meal. Pork filled was blackboard special and just lovely. Rich jus. Crisp asparagus. Mussels were cooked just perfectly in a just right light garlic/wine sauce .Try an orangutan coctail. If you don't like banana they can change it to chocolate and it's good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
NewZealandGypsy
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood and steak here was great. The customer service is great as well. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank sancita
New Zealand
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eye fillet with Bone in is a big man's meal. Pork filled was blackboard special and just lovely. Rich jus. Crisp asparagus. Mussels were cooked just perfectly in a just right light garlic/wine sauce .Try an orangutan coctail. If you don't like banana they can change it to chocolate and it's good!

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1 Thank NewZealandGypsy
Bury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice time at this restaurant. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. They were really engaging and tried to help out as best as they could. The selection of food was awesome. The homemade bread is a must to try! It was incredibly gorgeous. The killer prawns were absolutely divine and the portion sizes were huge... More 

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1 Thank Rachel D
San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Having been coming to NZ for business every 4-6 yrs now we have become family with the Killer Prawn family! We were there when they first opened their doors 20 (or so) yrs ago! Everything about it there is the best! Food-delicious! Atmosphere- perfect! Staff- like family! We tried going to other places ( we were there for 3 months)... More 

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1 Thank Resa D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Had a nice lunch that was reasonably priced. Good selection and fast service. You can have something basic or something up market. menu caters for either

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1 Thank Paul p
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

When I return to Whangarei I now know where our go to restaurant will be. Seeking a seafood meal, we read the review of another tripadvisor rating this as faultless, so we thought we would try it. With all 5 adults agreeing that we were blown away by both the food and the service. Presentation was on point as well,... More 

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3 Thank Brownbunch06
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere with lovely smells of food being prepared and cooked. Great menu with plenty of choice. Attentive staff who can answer any questions and give the right levels of service expected. Enjoyable night out and the cost was right on the button.. Truly one of Whangarei's iconic must visit venues.

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3 Thank Kasper454
Hastings, New Zealand
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Maybe I was caught on a good day but could not fault anything at Killer Prawn. Craved seafood and this place delivered. Waiting staff friendly and helpful. Menu great. Prices reasonable. And a massive TV to help catch missed replays of the ABs. Will definitely recommend to everyone.

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3 Thank Fred M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Every dish that I have eaten has been outstanding the service is brilliant! A must if you are in town I recommend all dishes as I have eaten them all now

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4 Thank 156willyh
Whangarei, New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Under new ownership for awhile - it's my first visit since the takeover. It was excellent - great service, variety in the menu and appreciated the offer of kids menu for high school students who were at lunch with me. Next time I'll try the express menu.

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3 Thank VeeNZed

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 430 3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?