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Alivate

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Tapas, Asian fusion
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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, Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, 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. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Kronenbourg 1664 on tap and Central Otago wines.
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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and nice food

May is a quiet time of year for Wanaka so it was a great time to visit- this restaurant was quite quiet so we got fantastic service. Hopefully they're like that when they're busy too but I couldn't comment on that. The food was really delicious and the location was very handy, being central Wanaka... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
jyg255118
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

May is a quiet time of year for Wanaka so it was a great time to visit- this restaurant was quite quiet so we got fantastic service. Hopefully they're like that when they're busy too but I couldn't comment on that. The food was really delicious and the location was very handy, being central Wanaka and upstairs for a beautiful... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This café is upstairs, but if you eat on the covered balcony you have excellent views across the lake and town. Menu is not wide but food on offer was very good. Beware - portion sizes are large! Service was good.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Was a bit quiet and lacked atmosphere but the meals and service were excellent. The views are great. Good range of beer and wine available. Would recommend the salmon.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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148 reviews 148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Menu looked great displayed outside so we went in around 5:30pm. Pleased we dined early as by 6:30 Alivate was very busy. Friendly service. The fish of the day & chicken meals served with roast vegetable salads were both delicious. We finished off with a lemon & line cheesecake. Highly recommend.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had drinks at lunchtime and booked for dinner that evening, Situated on the first floor, the lakeside position is stunning and the staff were very helpful. A comprehensive menu made selection difficult, but the meals we had were very good.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We enjoyed both the food and drinks and the view of the passing evening scene from this restaurant. The service was excellent with timely and knowledgeable recommendation and discussion on both food and drink matching which was much appreciated. Though not affecting our enjoyment, the view does require access up a longish hard surface stairway to this restaurant which may... More 

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Pukerau, Southland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service was great, however, there just seemed to be something missing to make the food have the x factor. The staff seemed to be doing renovations and multi tasking so maybe this had an effect on quality of food?

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

delicious lunch out with amazing veiws!! great service, great atmosphere, was a picture perfect day out, thanks guys

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Tamworth, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had had drinks at their bar and sat around the fire. Was so lovely and the view was terrific of the lake and mountains!! We decided to try the food as the restaurant looked good! What a mistake! I had the supposed fillet steak burger and hubby had beer battered fish. The steak was over cooked and tough and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Came back to alivate after my last review received a terse (and IMHO unfair) response from manager after our experience of so called

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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 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Asian fusion menu with small plates, main meals and delicious desserts using local New Zealand produce. 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?