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Ma Maison

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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
03 304 7668
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
beautiful spot to drink and eat some wonderful food

went to akarora on a sunny winter sunday and came across this restaurant..... was glad we ate there as the food and service was great, they had a lovely selection of nz wines too. we had the aquaria salmon and also blue cod, both of which were wonderful :) i would love to visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
mimsimmo
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england
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

went to akarora on a sunny winter sunday and came across this restaurant..... was glad we ate there as the food and service was great, they had a lovely selection of nz wines too. we had the aquaria salmon and also blue cod, both of which were wonderful :) i would love to visit again.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Down on the waterfront overlooking the pier is Ma Maison, a restaurant that harnesses local produce and utilises it well. Pinot noir got me started at lunch, easing me into the relaxed Akaroa lifestyle and our second-last full day in New Zealand. Roast butternut pumpkin & lemongrass soup (13) is deliciously silky, vibrant in colour and very lacking in lemongrass.... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Cute place, and the best fish and chips I had in New Zealand. There was a nice patio and happy hour. Our waiter was very polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

An excellent meal. Angus Fillet steak topped with a mushroom. Delicious. My wife had the salmon which she said was excellent. We finished with an dessert We will return on our next visit to Akaroa.

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Auckland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped here to get out of the pouring rain. Nice atmosphere, helpful staff, good menu selection. Went for the chowder- would recomend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A beautiful day in Akaroa, and a first to this gorgeous town, this restaurant advertised Beer Battered Blue cod😄the service was first class, the view was heavenly and the food was outstanding, and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend, will be spreading the news😄

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What an awesome meal. My husband and I went here for dinner while enjoying a weekend in Akaroa for our wedding anniversary. I can not recommend this enough, the food was amazing, we had the lamb and salmon, yum, followed by a delicious dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We never had a meal, but went back last Anzac long weekend for another desert, which was again fantastic. Go and try the citrus assiette and I agree you will be happy!

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Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Ma Maison

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

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?