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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 81
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 8
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice spot

Next door to the playground with great views across the pier. Seating on the inside and outside meaning this place would be fine at any time of the year (open for 11.00 am on-wards). In all a enjoyable night with family, enjoying the salmon and pork belly most.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
wlgNZ320
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Next door to the playground with great views across the pier. Seating on the inside and outside meaning this place would be fine at any time of the year (open for 11.00 am on-wards). In all a enjoyable night with family, enjoying the salmon and pork belly most.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant is located in a beautiful place in Akaroa. We enjoyed sesfood chowder for lunch at a quiet place. Friendly service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a lovely day to have lunch overlooking the water in Akaroa. The whitebait fritter was delicious and the cook did not skimp on the whitebait. Similarly, the blue cod was perfectly cooked and the chips were an excellent accompaniment. The prices are not the cheapest but the food and service make a visit here worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I spent a great evening dinning with two other couples at Ma Maison. All the meals were outstanding, the service was attentive without being intrusive and the whole atmosphere relaxing. My main of roast pork belly was superb, each item on the plate added to the meal in a special way making it real pleasure to experience.... More 

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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 102 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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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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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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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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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: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?