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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk

Fyffes Quay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 39 restaurants in Kaikoura
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Already in Lonely Planet. Freshly cooks seafood to order. Very good and cheaper than the local restaurants
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Already in Lonely Planet. Freshly cooks seafood to order. Very good and cheaper than the local restaurants
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Heard about this place via Trip Advisor and figured I'd have to pay them a visit. It was too hyped up for me. Love the atmosphere with it being just a little shack on the water with two chill guys as chiefs, but the food wasn't what I expected. It was okay. Not too flavorful and over priced.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Possibly the nicest scallops I've eaten in a long time. At only $9 you get a choice of "rice and salad" or a "sandwich". I decided to have the rice and salad, and i have to tell you these scallops were wonderfully fresh, as well as superbly cooked. Great restaurant, located on the way to the seal colony.

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Alston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Called in on the way to the seal colony. We ordered the seafood plater for $49 which consisted of 6 mussels, 6 scallops, paua fritter, crayfish fritter, whitebait fritter, 4 fish fillets, bread, rice and salad. Everything is cooked to order and think we only waited 10/15 min which was good. The food arrived on 2 plates and there was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although the place received rave reviews from the locals, it didn't impress me much apart from its low and reasonable prices. Given the amount of food served, it was pretty good value for money but didn't taste as good as many claim. Still quite worth a visit though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was expecting really good tasty seafood especially the crayfish when we saw the good reviews from TripAdvisor. The crayfish was a little too. The seafood platter was also underwhelming and taste was not savoury enough. I'm not sure why there were rave reviews for this place. Me and all my friends kept our hopes up but was disappointed the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Personally, I enjoy eating at unique, original, and esoteric venues, and in my opinion 'The Original' qualifies on all counts. I had blue cod there, and the price was quite modest, the fish tasty, and the atmosphere fresh and salty:-)!

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Derbyshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

By the side of the main coast rd,to the south of Kaikoura,there is the world famous Original Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk.There are about four people serving and the fish is cooked to a high standard.Tables and chairs are set out along the grass verge and there is waiter service,but you have to clear the table yourselves.This keeps the cost down.So... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a lovely way to have a picnic lunch by the sea on a lovely Kaikoura day without all the hassle of actually taking all the picnic stuff with you. They have a variety of seafood meals for sale, very simple and reasonably priced. Also you can buy coffee, tea and cold drinks there. You are able to sit... More

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

was really excited about this but sadly the staff were surly and the paua patties that I was most excited about trying were (according to my kiwi travelling companion) more egg than paua and distinctly average. My scallops were fine but not anything spectacular. Such a shame.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After a cool rainy hike over the headland and down to the point to see the seals, we stopped at this little outpost and it was delicious, inexpensive, and offered quite a variety. I branched out of my American comfort zone and had the Paua (abalone) fritter. My friend had the ginormous koura or crayfish. All was excellent! Outdoor seating... More

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