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Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn

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Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
(06) 385 8888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Holiday Weekend Family Dinner

8 of us (4 adults and 4 kids - 4 to 10) were in Ohakune and based on TripAdvisor reviews and veggie options, we visited. Service was quick and friendly and starters arrived really quickly - kids were happily entertained with their colouring sheets. We all ended up having different meals and nobody... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Elliott H
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

8 of us (4 adults and 4 kids - 4 to 10) were in Ohakune and based on TripAdvisor reviews and veggie options, we visited. Service was quick and friendly and starters arrived really quickly - kids were happily entertained with their colouring sheets. We all ended up having different meals and nobody was disappointed. Personally, the lamb rump was... More 

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Steeple Ashton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Four of us dropped in for dinner and the experience was just excellent. Having returned 3 steaks in one evening in an Aukland Hotel a few days ago, we were a little apprehensive ! We were well greeted by friendly bar staff on arrival in a large attractive lodge style bar/restaurant. There was a good choice of craft beers &... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great ambience and very inviting restaurant to relax for food after a day's riding on the mountain.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We always dine at the Powder Keg when visiting Ohakune. Service and quality is consistent and we can always get parking outside.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Nine of us went in search of a satisfying meal after a damp day doing the Tongariro Crossing and the Powderkeg restaurant filled our requirements nicely. We found a lively, warm, buzzing atmosphere with great friendly service and a wide range of local beers and wines to chose from. The food was delicious and we were impressed at how willing... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was good, though not exceptional, with generous portions. The vegetarian options were excellent. However, the service was the best part of the meal! Our waiter was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. And the beer was excellent with a variety of local New Zealand brews available.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I had drinks at the bar in the evening and had breakfast next day. We stayed at The Powderhorn Chateau for the weekend so it was just right to try the food and drink here.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We recently went for dinner at the Powder Keg while staying in Ohakune. The food was hearty, delicious and came out very fast! Just what we needed after along day of hiking. The restaurant had a great atmosphere, and the prices were very reasonable as well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had the Snapper and it was delicious with a glass of wine. Can't wait to come back in the winter Apres ski!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stopped here after completing the Tongariro Crossing with a hankering for steak. This restaurant did not disappoint. With an ambitious sounding menu we were skeptical, but the food was amazing - a very high quality especially considering the small town vibe of Ohakune! The wide range of craft beers definitely hit the spot and we wouldn't hesitate coming here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: (06) 385 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18

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