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“Expensive but great for a treat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant

Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant
209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
(06) 833 6335
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Ranked #13 of 124 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Expensive but great for a treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Went here with my wife and new boss, so technically it was with friends...

Supurb setting on the waterfront street of Napier. I expected great things, as this is pretty much the most expensive restaurant in town. And I wasn't dissapointed. A great selection of wine and beer at the bar, an array of wonderful food, a very well-schooled hostess...fantastic.

We had the "8 tastings with wine" which involved a selection of all of the different meals they had there, and an accompanying vino to go with it. Each course had a story as it was delivered to the table, and the wine which came out just before each course was expertly discussed and explained why this one came out with the course that was on its way.

So good to have quality of food and wine with an equal quality of food and wine knowledge!!

My only gripe - I couldn't normally justify the expense of this - right up there in the higer bracket - but as something different, its a good "once a year" place to dine.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palmerston North
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Rip Off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Extortion. Smallest portions at very high prices. Try hard bunch and the food is actually only reasonably good. We do understand that they are tasting plates but at $25 each you need at least 4 each

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hawkes Bay
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Excellent service charming host and hostess exquisite food. Recommend dining at the restaurant everyone should experience this

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A Special Meal at Pacifica with Special Friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is one of the best Restaurants I have been too. The food was fantastic and the wine selection to match the meals were also good. The staff were very informative and could described the meals and wine in the most artful way. FANTASTIC.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Meal at Pacifica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We absolutely loved this restaurant, a memorable meal. The format is great and outstanding food and wine list. Reasonably priced for the quality

Visited June 2012
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