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Jambalaya Southern kitchen

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49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Very Authentic

Just looking for somewhere nice to eat after a game of golf, and tried Jambalaya. Very authentic and the fried chicken was spot on.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just looking for somewhere nice to eat after a game of golf, and tried Jambalaya. Very authentic and the fried chicken was spot on.

Thank richcast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a number of times now. Whenever we have out of town visitors come stay we always bring them here. Food has always been consistent. It's just a shame the location is a bit drab and no outdoor space. it seems to be that way with the majority of cafe's and restaurants on the coast.

Thank Octomoo
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What in gods name as happened in the last twelve months? Ordered the ribs and fries takeaway, someone as taken away the taste!!! A full rack of tasteless ribs with the smallest pkt of fries ever, 13, I counted them !! And these were cold!! . This is the second time this month I have used this restaurant. Won't be... More 

Thank bernieapp
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

An hour wait for a meal just isn't good enough. Poor meal service. Not acceptable specially when we weren't told how long t would take.

Thank natashar2016
jambalaya2015, Manager at Jambalaya Southern kitchen, responded to this review

We apologies for the experience you had last night. We appreciate your valuable comments and we assure you to give a better service next time. Thanks for your time and choosing Jambalaya. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

There is a reason these guys get great reviews.. my first visit was definately one of many.. excellent food and the staff are just awesome. The waitress was attentive but not pushy and the manager came out for a friendly chat afterwards. Our takeaway Jambalaya lunch will be worth waking up early for.. as it will probably get eaten for... More 

1 Thank crocteaser
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food is always excellent and great prices for such a good quality of food. Lively place with good service and best of all is the pecan pie for dessert.

1 Thank lindahU1351UY
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank tony00001
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

Thank CWorthyeju692
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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 

Thank p_pebbles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: 6494247201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mexican, South American, American, Barbecue
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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