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“Tasteful food that did not break the bank” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kepler's Restaurant

Kepler's Restaurant
23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
03 249 7909
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Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Kepler's family restaurant specialises in New Zealand Seafood and Contempory food,Crayfish being one of the highlights.Our new Chef Eduardo has brought some of his Spanish influences to the menu with much sucsess.We are now open for lunch as well.
Oakland, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Tasteful food that did not break the bank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

In a very expensive area this intimate restaurant with pleasant decor and well prepared food was a welcome relief. The seafood compote was tasty, albeit not the most generous portions, adequate and the steak my husband has was done well. The side of mushrooms was delicious. Good friendly services.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best food in Te Anau!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This family run restaurant offers excellent food and superb service – in our opinion it’s by far the best place to eat in Te Anau. Prices are affordable, meals are varied and extremely well seasoned and prepared with uniquely tasty sauces. The homemade fruit sorbet is a definite plus!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Kepler's was recommended to us by friends and a local motel manager and we are pleased to say the recommendations were right.
We arrived at a busy time and had a short wait for a table. Once seated the service was very good and the food excellent (we both had lamb). Unfortunately we did not try the sorbet although this had also come highly recommended but there is always another time... we would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Simple and well prepared food at reasonable prices.
The sorbet, homemade by one of the servers, was AMAZING.
We shared the lamb and also the baked blue cod. Thoroughly enjoyed both, although I wish it was a lamb shank instead of shoulder roast, but that's just me.
The wines complemented our dishes(the mid range cost Sav. Blanc and a Pinot Noir on them menu).
Portions are just right for dinner, not huge, just enough.
Our TOTAL bill with lamb, fresh blue cod, 2 glasses of wine and dessert was around 65.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Excellent meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We had 2 excellent meals in this family restaurant. We were very impressed with both the quality of the food and the professionalism of the service. The restaurant specialises in seafood and the 3 fish dishes that my husband and I had were delicious. On one evening my husband also had a lamb dish, which was also delicious. For dessert I had filled pancakes. I wish I knew a restaurant in the UK that made them so well. We were in Te Anau at the week-end when it is difficult to just walk in, so we recommend advance booking. On our first night in Te Anau we just booked soon after we arrived in the town.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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