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Squids Bar & Restaurant

1 Blacksmith Lane, Shop 15, Whitianga, New Zealand
07 867 1710
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Ranked #10 of 37 Restaurants in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited here for a drink and appetizer to get out of the rain one early afternoon. The owner was engaging and quick. We ordered the lebanese flatbread/hummus. Delicious! We decided to come back for dinner a couple days later. The food was amazing. My son loved his chorizo/squid tangine and can not stop talking about it. I loved that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great seafood, offering selection of locally sourced fresh produce, well presented. Nice friendly service.

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I am a seasoned traveller and I have to say that this is one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever paid for. We were there in winter, one of only three tables all night. The service was bubbly but empty. A bottle of Pledge (furniture polish) with a smelly rag sat on the service table next to us... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate here twice or was it three times? and always had superb good and service. I broke my veggie vows and had crayfish the second time and it was yummy all the way through. Hubby had steak the last time and he raved about it, even though I teased him about choosing meat in a seafood diner.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had the mussels.Huge amount , reasonable price and great tasting!! If you like seafood go here. Nice work guys.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I had lovely meal here. He had 1/2 doz oysters and I had the ceviche for entree. Both were fresh and tasty although I could have had a bit more fish in the ceviche. For main I had the entrée sized salt & pepper squid and my husband had the organic scotch fillet. Both were cooked to... More 

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Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had dinner here a couple of times , the prices are about the norm but the meals are very good. Good size proportions and excellently cooked.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Lovely meal here. Posh fish and chips were delicious and the cerviche tasty too. The place was pretty busy and all the other meals looked worth a try. The prices are good and the service tidy.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed a family dinner there recently. Great local seafood dishes and we enjoyed some local wine too. Friendly service and nice environment. View of harbour.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Avery nice place to dine. I had mussels and they where great thanks a lot very good service. We had a lovely evening regards Nigel and Odessa

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Additional Information about Squids Bar & Restaurant

Address: 1 Blacksmith Lane, Shop 15, Whitianga, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 867 1710
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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