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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Worth a visit for something slightly different

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Richeeseman
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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auckland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a find. I'm still raving about this little restaurant. Don't be put off by the looks. The service is stellar and the food is so tasty. I can't wait to return to try more from the menu.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We arrived in the lull between lunch and dinner and the kitchen was officially closed but the friendly waitress worked with us and the kitchen staff to produce meals that we enjoyed. I strongly recommend the buffalo wings and the key lime pie. Will definitely be going back (often) despite the 1 hour drive from Auckland. Well worth it if... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

ok yes that might sound weird, but if you've been to the States and have had a side of broccoli with your dish, it tastes the same as at Jambalaya. And the chicken wings are the only authentic wings I have tried in Auckland. Amazing. Can't wait to go back for their Thursday ribs special as I abstained from trying... More 

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Additional Information about Jambalaya

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

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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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