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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: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, 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. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Kronenbourg 1664 on tap and Central Otago wines.
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    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    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
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  • Scenic view
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I chose to visit for dinner after being told about their new menu after some day time drinks. The location of the restaurant is completely second to none and the facilities of the bar are amazing also. Glass windows to view lake Wanaka are beyond worth it all. The food was excellent. We had quick and efficient... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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: Tapas, Asian fusion

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?