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145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Asian fusion menu with small plates, main meals and delicious desserts...
Asian fusion menu with small plates, main meals and delicious desserts using local New Zealand produce. All day menu. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Kronenbourg 1664 on tap and Central Otago wines.
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty dinner

Pleasantly surprised for a late dinner with no reservation. Helpful staff and delicious Asian inspired meals. We shared several and the chicken and pork belly were the favourites. Would definitely go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Geoffery G
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The rest of the food is awesome and a beautiful view of the lake and mountains. Staff are really nice and owners great people! Went for lunch and had fish and chips. Beautiful fish and really well priced compared to your average fish and chip shop. Went again for dinner and food and service A+ will go again and again!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great new menu and staff! Very accommodating chef was happy to make my partner a vege burger not on the menu which was delicious! Such an awesome setting! with the best food in town in my opinion living here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. Friendly staff, excellent food and wine list, and the amiable owner/chef is happy to chat about your choices and what you thought of them. Book, and get a window table if you can for great views over the lake.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The rib eye steak was cut in slices with a most delicious sauce, (Manu would say, "I would have liked more sauce) with just the right amount. Green vegetables made a thourougly enticing dish that left my palate wanting more. Only one other time a meal of this quality was matched; Ho Chi Minh City, district 2.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Super friendly owner, got a free voucher for a bar snack, which turned out to be the best bar snack ever! Get the spicy chicken! Sat on the water front for sunset and enjoyed the stunning views of Lake Wanaka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pleasantly surprised for a late dinner with no reservation. Helpful staff and delicious Asian inspired meals. We shared several and the chicken and pork belly were the favourites. Would definitely go again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I came here for a Asian fusion experience and although we were under whelmed there was nothing too wrong either. The view was gorgeous and the bar area was warm and inviting. I guess the flavours in the menu were not distinct or full of Asian flavours. The mushrooms promised garlic and coriander but there was no... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We had the tempura veges and some of the other vege share plates, food was fresh and tatsed great. Fast and friendly service. Would give it a go if staying in wanaka for sure!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were a bit tired and hungry after a long day and we ended up here on a local recommendation - The service was perfect, friendly staff like most of NZ, we had a range of tasting plates and stuffed ourselves with amazing food - there was not one thing we didn't enjoy - and it was a good price... More 

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We enjoyed a really great meal here with our 3 children. The menu was great with lovely meat and Asian greens for us, sliders and fish for our young children and a well priced burger to fill our teenager. Dessert menu is very nice but fairly limited. The atmosphere and the music were great, staff friendly and service excellent. Would... More 

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Additional Information about Alivate

Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: Spanish, Fusion, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Asian fusion menu with small plates, main meals and delicious desserts using local New Zealand produce. All day menu. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Kronenbourg 1664 on tap and Central Otago wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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