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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: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome fun bar

The atmosphere at the bar was awesome! they even let you dance on the tables which never happens in auckland. The staff were great and friendly and served us fast unlike other bar close to it. So many different places to hang out at the powderkeg. We visited here a few days before mardi gras this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Dani_Mck
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went here at the start of the season. Was pretty empty - which can only assume is because the snow conditions were pretty poor. Starters can definitely be enjoyed as a main course. I had the smoked salmon which wasn't to my taste, but ok. Partner has the confit chicken on risotto - which was too salty. The green side... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere at the bar was awesome! they even let you dance on the tables which never happens in auckland. The staff were great and friendly and served us fast unlike other bar close to it. So many different places to hang out at the powderkeg. We visited here a few days before mardi gras this year and loved it... More 

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Gresham, United States
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife had the hamburger, which was great. My dinner and dessert was very good. The staff was helpful and made great suggestions. The restaurant reminds you of eating in a mountain lodge.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We dined on a busy Saturday night, the service was excellent. We hadn't booked so had a 20 minute wait. Once seated our food was served in excellent time and was DELICIOUS!! Would totally recommend to any group or couple! Will definitely go back again some time😊

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management p, General Manager at Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lindy, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at the Powderkeg. Please feel free to come back anytime as a great customer makes it easy to give great service. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We decided to stop for the night in Ohakune on our way South and found this hotel and thankfully found this restaurant at the last minute. This place is what every town needs, character (not a chain hotel/restaurant), friendliness (obviously onsite owner/managers) and not too much fuss or rules (we comfortably sat by the fire finishing our wine despite being... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We love this place, friendly boutique hotel feel and the kids got to have real food for dinner each night while we got to sample some delicious food including perfectly cooked steaks, fresh fish and we had a burger and pizza night at the end of our stay. The kids loved being able to roam around the spacious building, we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The salmon appetizer was excellent. An inspired combination of tastes. The burger was huge! Well done and hard to eat but fine as was the fennel sausage pizza. The service was very good and the habanero tobasco was a gem!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Powderkeg Restaurant @ Powderhorn

Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
Phone Number: (06) 385 8888
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
Average Prices: USD 18

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  • 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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