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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
Open now
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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
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
very nice

lovely food and great staff. This is one of two high class restaurants we ate at. The duck liver pate was so smooth. the seasonal fish perfect. Local wines on offer were great and not too expensive

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Kevin B
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

lovely food and great staff. This is one of two high class restaurants we ate at. The duck liver pate was so smooth. the seasonal fish perfect. Local wines on offer were great and not too expensive

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Although a quiet night in town this restaurant was lively and friendly. Great choice of food and wine and perfect location with views out over the Harbour.

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SW, UK
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

On reaching Akaroa we found this little restaurant with good views and were lucky enough to have a table outside on a beautiful day. The menu was varied although three of us decided on the blue cod (fish and chips). It didn't disappoint and was absolutely delicious. Service was good and the restaurant seemed to be run entirely by young... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was first class and the food was excellent. It was also very good value. The staff were very busy but very helpful.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped by for lunch and the food was lovely. The menu had two different prices for the wine we chose and we joked with the waiter that we should have it for the cheaper price. He didn't think that was funny and told us that the cheaper price was wrong and that we would be charged the dearer price.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The title summarizes the highlights of this establishment for me. I got the feeling the staff were relatively new both in this particular restaurant and perhaps in the business generally. Not that the service was bad just had some unusual features eg not asking about the food after we had started eating, not asking if we wanted another glass of... More 

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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428 reviews 428 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Akoroa is interesting as it is flag shipped as a French town. NOT. Although there are a lot of 'French' accents, not so the real thing. We had a great experience here and the waiter was French from Brittany who understood my French. Interesting the glacé shop did not!!! And I don't speak French badly. It is a lovey restaurant... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wildly busy with too few staff made this a disappointing experience. The food was quite nice but overpriced and because there were not enough staff the atmosphere was tense. A shame as I imagine in different circumstances it could be lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Most places in Akaroa were closed on Monday night so this place was one of the few available for dinner. Lucky the food was delicious. Lamb fillet melted. The service was fast and table turn over high, just like the price. $52 for a lamb main and glass of wine.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Don't usually choose salmon for my main course but I thought I couldn't leave Akoroa without tasting Akoroa salmon. It was the best I've ever had!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?