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“Tired and overpriced” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hammerheads

Hammerheads
Tamaki Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #443 of 1,180 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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“Tired and overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We had sashimi here that should have been advertised as a tartare. It was odd and not particularly pleasant especially if its not what you ordered (raw egg with your sashimi anyone?) I had a prawn salad that was a few boiled prawns on an ok salad. It was decidedly unremarkable. Lovely deck but this place needs to fire the chef potentially?

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Oriental Fish”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Tried this recently after many years and was disapointed. There is now a very limited menu with a Japanese tilt. The service was good however the food disapointing, servings small and over priced. Would not go back under curetn management.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“All about the view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Lovely location and character building on Auckalnd's dazzling waterfront. Food is good but the view is better.

Visited July 2012
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New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Whenever we dine at this restaurant, we enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the excellent staff. They also cater for children.

Visited January 2013
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“Great $22 Menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

5 'women' for the $22 light lunch. Good food for the price. Little inconsistent with sizing. Fish is beautiful. In the burger, didn't expect it to be grilled, should have been lightly battered,little weird and it was a lot larger than the fish meal at the same price, still tastes good though. Staff could do with a rev up. Wrong wine, way too long between ordering, bread eventually came out, tiny dish of oil/balsamic for 5 people, just enough for 2. Plates were removed with bread still on them when the main was bought out. Ordered second bottle wine, incorrect bottle poured,(when we said small wine list and first bottle was pretty ordinary - the waiter agreed!! he wouldn't have ordered the first bottle!) when he poured the wrong bottle, we were told we had just got a free glass!! Tacky, wasn't our fault and the person that got it wasn't the person who ordered it.
The staff seriously need training in a big way. The bill payment was really bad, couldn't get it right, had to do an eftpos refund. Cheese board was really bad. Cheap as chips, bad wine list, and wine is pretty ordinary. But, if you want to pay little, you get little - food was better than the $22 we paid, venue really great, we sat outside, staff - please train them properly - there were only 5 tables on Wednesday lunch and service should have been perfect - more staff than patrons - should have been really smooth running. Up the standard Hammerheads or you will just be another 'eating/drinking venue with nice view and cheap food! Price of wine way out classed the price of food!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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