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Ma Maison

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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
03 304 7668
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, ok food

Looking out on Akaroa Harbour, the view is beautiful. The food was good, not great, the staff friendly, and the outdoor seating comfortable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
WahineHanapepe
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Maui, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Maui, Hawaii
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Looking out on Akaroa Harbour, the view is beautiful. The food was good, not great, the staff friendly, and the outdoor seating comfortable.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on the website. The menu was different and more expensive. When we asked about the wine prices advertised on the website, the waiter said "yes that is a problem, it has not been updated for ages". Not good enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Three of us dropped in on a Saturday evening for dinner. We ordered mains and desserts and enjoyed an exceptional meal. Two of us had the pork belly and one, duck. The pork belly was huge with crispy crackling and cooked, as they say on the telly, "to perfection". The duck was boned, so no fiddling about, and it was... More 

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Service and Ambiance was a joy, there with family we enjoy a stunning fillet of beef beautifully prepared, staff where attentive and our waiter experience and show care and attention to detail. I look forward to returning to Ma Maison next time in Akaroa

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a nice family lunch at Ma Maison over the weekend - the outdoor terrace overlooks the water and is right near a playground which is handy for kids. The menu doesn't indicate gluten free meals but our waiter was great at pointing which meals were gluten free or could be adapted.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

normally lunch here (regularly) but took a visitor from Sydney for dinner last Saturday night. I had the duck which was a half duck deboned sitting on delicious sliced potatoes with beans. Best duck dish I have had since C'est la Vie was here. Certainly will be back for this. Lovely citrus trio dessert too. Just wish they served the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The plus side to this restaurant is that it has a nice outdoor section which looks out towards the water. Lovely to sit and have a drink especially when it is sunny. We ordered dinner which was ok but quite pricey for what you got. The kids meal we ordered was not very good (hot dogs with chips which was... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Both my wife and myself had the steak main course and it was fabulous. Whilst the menu is a little on the expensive side the quality of the food is well worth it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited this restaurant /bar for a drink to kick back and relax after the hour 1/2 journey from Christchurch. On arrival I went to the bar and ordered 2 drinks. I repeated my order as my partner does not drink and only wanted a soda water. I paid not taking too much notice of what I was charged. I... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fresh seafood or red meats. Excellent views of the lake. Friendly wait staff. It looked like we were their only reservation - but the place filled up completely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: 03 304 7668

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?