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Alivate

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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location but a limited menu

Surprisingly limited menu and even more limited dessert menu left little to choose from. However the food was as described on the card, nicely presented and delivered by friendly staff who seemed to genuinely care about your experience. We were found a nice table at a busy time and the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
tony_farmer
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Pego Spain
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Pego Spain
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly limited menu and even more limited dessert menu left little to choose from. However the food was as described on the card, nicely presented and delivered by friendly staff who seemed to genuinely care about your experience. We were found a nice table at a busy time and the service, if a little slow in delivery was upbeat and... More 

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Thank tony_farmer
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I were in Wanaka for a night and chose Alivate from the Entertainment Book. What a mistake! The food took ages to come out and was a complete let down. A heavy price tag for a main no bigger than your average entree. We asked to be moved inside as the wind was picking up making it... More 

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Thank lilsweety69
Glenda T, Owner at Alivate, responded to this review

With reference to your review, the two owners were not at the restaurant on the day you dined at our establishment, and would never come in barefooted or allow anyone with us to come in barefooted as this would breach our Health and Safety Regulations. We have asked all staff members on duty that day and there were no glass... More 

Gosford, Australia
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is rather a cool restaurant and bar on the first floor overlooking Lake Wanaka. You can sit on the balcony and they even have a supply of blankets. Our family of 6 adults elected to sit inside where it was more protected. The view was still good. We ordered main courses and some shared some tapas. The food was... More 

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Thank Lynne690
Avalon, California
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very Eastern this time..lot's of Indi dish's. The smoking public on the upstair deck was a real annoyance. Constantly someone smoking in the 'smoking area' then the wind blows smoke right in art dining guests. Not going back because of this issue.

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1 Thank Shesailor1
Miami, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Wanaka for a weekend and one of the highlights of our stay was dinner at Alivate. It is above street level overlooking the lake. Cocktails on the verandah deck while watching the sun set were deliciously different with wonderfully combined flavours. These were followed with some VERY tasty share plates that catered for both my... More 

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1 Thank Jenni F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a variety of dishes here and all of them were great with nice fresh flavours. The views from the indoor booth seats were fantastic and the staff attentitive and helpful. Great for families groups or friends as there are a lot of options.

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Thank NZSwanns
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the kids to this restaurant and they loved the food. It was fresh, lots of flavour and a great location.

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Thank Family106
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived in town after a long drive. Choose this restaurant based upon the interesting menu and second floor views. We wanted a drink and something light and this place fit the bill. I had a delicious lamb slider with Cole slaw. My husband had calamari. Service was pleasant and the food was delicious. Great views of the lake when... More 

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Thank Nancy011351
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the first floor with a great outlook over the lake. There is internal and external seating - the latter is sheltered from wind by glass panels, has overhead heaters and blankets are also available. The menu provided a welcome change in terms of flavours and spicing from the usual fare of salmon, beef, lamb and venison... More 

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1 Thank Kirkstead
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So nice to have something different for lunch rather than the standard cafe fare. The small plates of upmarket asian food to share were a hit with our table. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. Sat out on deck which was a perfect temperature at lunch time and provided an amazing view over the lake.

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1 Thank razza71

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Restaurant Details

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: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?