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“Great atmosphere, outstanding service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Macau

Macau
The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Ranked #32 of 233 Restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
NZ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, outstanding service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Having called in earlier in the day to find them fully booked, we thought we'd drop by on the off chance that Macau had some space for us later in the evening. They did, and graciously fit our party of 5 in by moving a couple of tables together. This was my second time eating here and both times we could not fault the friendly and attentive service. Not just friendly but our waiter really knew what he was doing and had a good knowledge of the menu. The food here is both interesting and tasty. This visit the highlights for me were the spring roll entree - fresh mint and light pastry made these a stand out - and our two deserts, the fried banana's with green tea ice cream and salted caramel sauce exceeded expectations and the coconut panna cotta was just melt in the mouth perfection.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kiwi on tour
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My aprtner and I did a tapas dinner evening recently on a saturday nite along the strand for something different and making the most of the splendid late summer evening weather. First stop was Comida's - have reviewed this previously (second time- was as good as the first).
Very busy along the strand - - managed to sneak into the Macau - table for two outdoors. others after turned away - full up. We decided to go for more tapas/ tasting plates as opposed to a main, although the mains on the menu at Macau looked very interesting - definitely fusion food with underling Asian theme & flavours. The service at Macau very attentive , the decor and ambience buzzy and trendy, and the food 3+ stars, had 3 x starters , all well sized with great flavours and presented nicely. Will definitely book next time with friends and make a nite of it. Well done Macau , you definitely slot in and compliment the other restaurants along the strand.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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tauranga
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“Great addition to Tauranga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have had dinner on two seperate occasions bothe were very good
first time asa couple the second as a group of four
the food was very good from the soft shell crab to the duck pork belly and the black steam pudding
the service was very attentive and well executed good team work
you know when a BUT is coming (constructive critisium)
my pet hate is staff removing dirty glasses from the table with there fingers inside the used glass with out a tray and the cross contamination when they next pick up a plate of food and deliver it to your table
this happens all to often here and when the male Boss is the main culprit how are the staff going to learn
I hope this is taken on board
Im eating here again this week !!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lunch with Mum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

After a very busy weekend, enjoyed lunch with mum on Monday. First time visit - was recomended by my brother - fantastic food and great value. Superb

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“💝 Macau”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The decor is a mix of textures, different materials and colour but it works so well. The lights are so awesome. The food is fusion and twist of flavours. The service was excellent. Looking forward to returning & trying the other dishes.

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