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Alivate

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Fusion, Tapas
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, 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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  • 49
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner nothong special

Had heard good reviews so tried Alivate out on our last night in Wanaka. The ribs and crumbed chicken were nice but nothing to write home about. The breads and dips were good. Not very authentic asian but was a nice meal overall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Kate D
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Perth, Australia
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  • Scenic view
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Sydney
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

With reasonable but not excellent reviews, the only reason we ended up here for dinner was because their kitchen was open significantly later than others in the area. But WOW, what a great meal! Food was Asian fusion - different to all others we'd tried travelling around the South Island. Serving sizes were decent, service was friendly, and cocktails a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Entrees really nice, mains a bit boring and dessert and bit of a letdown for the prices. Was absolutely fine but not particularly memorable. Good location and views etc.

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Innisfail, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a very yummy dinner while here. Food was great, view was awesome. A lovely atmosphere and worth a visit.

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Woombye, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The service was pleasant and we enjoyed the food it was very tasty and very hot and the staff were very friendly and the view from the restaurant it looks over Lake Wanaka with the snow mountains in the back ground....how could we not enjoy this restaurant...Great view and very good food and service.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I dined at Alivate last night. Coming from a family that enjoys asian food, it was great to find something a little different in the heart of Wanaka. The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent. The selection of plates did not disappoint. I would highly recommend trying some of the flavorful share plates. Particularly... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

2 visits, the first visit the food wasnt nice at all, the second was just for a drink, but they couldnt even do that right, ordered a vodka and tomato juice and got a fusion asian cocktail, it was disgusting, chilli infused vodka and asian spices, took it back only to get backchat from the young manageress, fortunately I didnt... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We booked a table for 10 here for our family to celebrate the last night before my brothers wedding. The decor and food were great, the staff were very friendly however the service was below par, this could have been due to being under staffed on the night. Our meals were served without cutlery and after informing staff it took... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It is an ASIAN FUSION restaurant. Really good for those that are looking for a combination of Western and Asian cuisine. Was a bit skeptical at first but it was an amazing experience. The ambiance of the place is very relaxing and the staff are friendly and helpful. I ordered the spicy hoisin sauce pork ribs and fries and they... More 

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Perth, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had heard good reviews so tried Alivate out on our last night in Wanaka. The ribs and crumbed chicken were nice but nothing to write home about. The breads and dips were good. Not very authentic asian but was a nice meal overall.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We went to check out the new menu after hearing great things. Asian fusion, so delicious. Can highly recommend the beef short ribs, totally amazing food. We had a bit of everything and overall it was excellent! Defiantly worth a visit.

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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 - 18
  • Cuisine: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?