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Jambalaya

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49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious, a nice touch of Americana

After wanting somewhere that was not too pricy we found this little gem. There was something for everyone. It was nice to see items on the menu that you would get in the USA. The corn bread was moist but could have had a little more butter to go with it. The chicken was moist and the ribs were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Probably my favourite restaurant on the peninsula at the moment great food and service been there a couple of times lately each time was impressive and the new cocktail guy does a pretty awesome job as well

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice food and I love the corn bread. They make an awesome Long Island Iced Tea cocktail. The new cocktail guy did a fab job. After two visits we think it is probably the best place to eat in Whangaparaoa. My Beef Nachos could have been a little more fiery since I prefer a little spicy heat with this type... More 

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Whangarei
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After wanting somewhere that was not too pricy we found this little gem. There was something for everyone. It was nice to see items on the menu that you would get in the USA. The corn bread was moist but could have had a little more butter to go with it. The chicken was moist and the ribs were tender... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really like southern US food - spicy, crispy fried often, maybe not as healthy as some modern food places but definitely big on portions and flavour. However what I am hoping for when going to a restaurant offering southern american food is atmosphere - southern music with decor and uniforms that make the whole evening fit the food. Jambalaya... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I will start this by saying I LOVE southern food, and have spent a lot of time working in the South. Jambalaya was the closest I have had in New Zealand. We had the crispy chicken as a starter and the tortillas and jalapeno dip as starters. Don't bother ordering the Tortillas as a starter for yourself - it was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

takes forever for food to arrive. Seriously, even when they're not busy there's an at least 1 hour wait. Tastes very mediocre, definitely not worth going out for.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I ate here when staying locally. Hadnt had southern american before but enjoyed the change. Recomended by a local couple strolling the beach who rated the corn bread highly - we were surprised by the sweet flavour. My ribs and wings were tasty and adequate, my wifes scallops and prawns tasty but over done by too much... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We made a special trip to Whangaparaoa to visit this restaurant, and found it to be good, but probably wouldn't make the trip again. They sat us right away (we had a booking) but they did tell us they were short a staff member. It was nice that they told us so we knew what to expect. Decor is American... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant regularly since it opened a few years ago. At a guess I would think we have eaten there 30+ times. It's been a great place to stop at on the way home when we didn't feel like cooking, We've taken friends there, For us it was a great local restaurant. It has a great... More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely evening sitting on an outside table, the waitress was really friendly and helpful. Wasn't sure if to have the jambalaya so she brought me a taster. Delicious. My partner had the ribs and they were fab. Very relaxed atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyable experience,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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