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State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Taupo, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We had been looking forward to fish and chips for dinner after doing one of the walks in the National Park. Our waiting staff were ok, friendly enough and brought us lots of free cold water. We both ordered the Fishermans Basket, which was average. The batter was chewy and the oysters were only just ok. It was also far... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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172 reviews 172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I go often to restaurants, all over the globe but I have never seen such a rude person, thanks Lord, it was only one. I have literally been shouted at. Well, I am not going elaborate on that anymore. Regarding food, the starters were pretty good, burger was medium and finally lamb was very tasty. But I would not go... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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457 reviews 457 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The skinny: Parking- free paved lot across from visitor center Decor- bland Service- friendly and sweaty Coke Factor- in the can Food- pretty good When we walked into the Pihanga cafe to get out of the rain we saw the dismal ambiance and instantly deflated. We were cold, tired and hungry and it didn't look like this place could give... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went there with my brother and my teenage son. Good selection on menu at reasonable prices. We had a good range, from curry to steak to lamb shank. Cooked beautifully definitely recommend to all others. Lovely coffee to finish off the great meal

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were staying at the chateau - and there is not much choice of places to eat, but we were happy to eat here all 3 evenings. The first night we did not have a reservation but they had a table. On the other 2 nights we called in as we arrived back at the hotel and booked for later.... More 

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Clinton, Mississippi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Since we visited Tongariro National Park during the shoulder season, there were not many choices of restaurants open, but we didn't regret going to Pihanga. Our servers were very friendly and prompt, and my salmon was very well prepared. I'd definitely come back here!

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was just lovely the Waitress was so friendly and obliging it she made the trip much more pleasant on a chilly day Lovely out doors and the interior is really cool with the Chairlift seats

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Western Australia, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The cafe/restaurant may not offer views or much atmosphere, but the good food, value and service make dining here worth it. We came here for dinner and had pork ribs with apple coleslaw, and rib eye steak with salad and chips. The servings were very generous, especially the pork ribs. The rib eye was cooked to our liking. Table service... More 

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Taupo
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124 reviews 124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Husband and I had a trip up the mountain and he recommended this cafe. Greeted by a lovely friendly and very attentive lady. I agree the decor is not up to much but the food made up for it. My only comment is we only got our drinks after we had received our meal but then the meals came out... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We.were looking forward to a lunch at the Chateau, on arrival we were told we could get a meal at the cafe around the corner, which is attached to the Chateau. First impression the decor was dated, we were greeted by a friendly waitress and could sit where we wished, unfortunately because of the window height you cannot take advantage... More 

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Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park
Cuisine: Contemporary

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