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Alivate

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Tapas, Asian fusion
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145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Terrific Second Story Deck

We only went for cocktails, but the place is centrally located on the waterfront, and their second story location is to die for. There are plenty of tables outside on the deck, and the bar is tucked just inside to make sure someone is always keeping an eye on you. If you want to relax and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Christopher C
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We only went for cocktails, but the place is centrally located on the waterfront, and their second story location is to die for. There are plenty of tables outside on the deck, and the bar is tucked just inside to make sure someone is always keeping an eye on you. If you want to relax and really take in Lake... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very very accommodating and delicious food. Lots to choose from on the menu. You must try the short rib, it melts in your mouth. Our curry was very very spicy, maybe this could be advised upon ordering? Friendly staff, but you could have definitely sold us more beer - we were thirsty!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here twice. First night we shared a starter and had a drink. Service was amazing. Second night we had a main meal. Service was a little slow but they were full and still very pleasant. Pork belly was lovely and the lamb was beautiful, stir fried greens a little salty. Very reasonably priced we thought. An entree, 2 mains,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in wanaka for a night and decided to check this place out. Based out food choices on waiter recommendations and were not disappointed. The slow cooked ribs and chicken breast were fantastic and to top it off, had a lovely view over the lake.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

the views down the lake are fantastic. We sat and had a glass of wine late in the afternoon and loved the view from the 1st floor balcony. The food was very good and we would recommend this restaurant. The staff were very good and the cost of the wine reasonable.

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Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here and the only reason we are not assigning five stars is that on the night we were in the restaurant the food service was extremely slow. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful and the wait staff was attentive and friendly but the kitchen apparently was overwhelmed. We would go back again when... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant by chance, having done no research at all. We looked at its menu and decided to try it for lunch. I had the tempura fish and my husband chose the trio of sausages. Both meals were delicious and the service was excellent. We sat outside on the first floor, sheltered from the wind by clear... More 

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Nottingham
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Restaurant is on first floor overlooking Lake Wanaka, it was a warm evening so we sat on the outside terrace. I started with Summer Rolls and my wife had Confit Duck Crepes which were both light and well cooked. For main course I has fish of the day which was Hoki fish, similar in texture to cod but much tastier,... More 

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Burton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant is on the first floor and benefits from lovely views. Probably best to go early evening if you are looking for supper, as it gets cold outside or if you are at an exposed table inside. We ordered 3 "small plates"(calamari, prawns, green lipped mussels), which should have arrived quite quickly, but took 35-45 mins to get to... More 

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Melbourne
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I left the teenagers at home with takeaways and treated ourselves to a nice meal out at Alivate. I researched restaurants on TripAdvisor, narrowed it down to three, all with lakefront views and chose Alivate based on its menu, including shared plate selection. The restaurant is upstairs above another restaurant, it's a long large room with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Ardmore st, Wanaka, 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 - 21
  • 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?