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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: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The seafood chowder was outstanding

This may well be the best restaurant in Akaroa. Our party tried the seafood chowder, the lamb dish, the white bait omelette and the battered blue eye cod. All were excellent. However, be aware that no vegetables are included with the meal. You are obliged to buy them as separate sides and that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian T
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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three entrees sampled were beef cheek, salmon and scallops and a clam risotto. All were delightfully tasty and beautifully presented. Decor was airy and light however weather conditions prevented us from dining outside. Mains included a venison dish which was cooked to perfection, a salmon dish, blue cod and a whitebait omelet. All were most enjoyable. Definitely recommended.

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Thank TelNin
Bucks
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Ma Maison one evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The blue cod fish and chips were excellent quality. There is plenty to choose from on the menu. Service was good too !

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Thank BucksJane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at the restaurant at almost 9 pm we where greater with warm friendly service even for how late we arrived the wait staff where friendly and polite the food was amazing

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met a couple earlier in the day who recommended Ma Maison to us for a good meal. We wanted an early meal as we were going on the Penguin Safari at 7. The staff were very helpful and showed us the Light Bite menu which was fine for us. It was Happy Hour for beers so all was well.... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is perfectly positioned with a view over the sea. The interior is light and airy with lots of windows and the terrace has a screened area and is part open. We stopped by for a light snack and were very pleased with the quality and flavour of a dish from the list of starters of bread - sliced,... More 

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Silver Spring
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had duck pate and loved it, the staff were great and the view fabulous. My friend had salmon something, she said it was delicious

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Thank Bearaway
Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great,food was excellent as was the service. The place was full but the wait for food was not too long.great view too

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Thank SMWelli
Nambucca Heads, Australia
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may well be the best restaurant in Akaroa. Our party tried the seafood chowder, the lamb dish, the white bait omelette and the battered blue eye cod. All were excellent. However, be aware that no vegetables are included with the meal. You are obliged to buy them as separate sides and that naturally bumps the price.

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Thank Brian T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful view of the lake while sat outside on the terrace. The staff were very attentive and polite and couldn't do enough for you. I wanted everything on the menu as it all sounded so delicious. I had the salmon pate and bread to start and steak for main. All of it was gorgeous. A little pricey... More 

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Thank devon374
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice. On the pricey side, but excellent food. Would recommend the venison, also good beer on tap.

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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: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?