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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
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I selected a whopper from the bucket and had half each with salad. This was followed up with a crayfish fritter and scallops. All were very tasty, and eating next to the coast was great. The crayfish itself was quite expensive compared to the scallops and fritter, but to be expected. We waited at least 15 minutes... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Recommended by a staff member at Whale Watch but could this be because the owners/staff were family/friends perhaps? Arrived to a crowd of people and although the service was good to begin with - taking the order quickly, everything else was decidely average. Waited over 20 minutes for a simple sandwich to arrive!!! Our whitebate sandwiches were tasteless but the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 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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