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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Richmond, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We regularly visit this restaurant and have never been disappointed. We went today for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and it was the perfect place. The staff are all very pleasant and we had a window seat to enjoy the stunning views. The food was excellent and we can highly recommend the Thai sticky pork salad...mmmmmm !

Thank derekdrysdalenz
Motueka, New Zealand
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on a lovely sunny afternoon. Love the coffee and food. Even better at the window with the jetty view. Nice customer service. Nothing to complain.

1 Thank Stephy_SL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely spot on Mapua Wharf , beautiful sea views. Great service every time, consider this place my first choice ALWAYS. Great for a quiet beer , lunch , or diner. Staff accommodate for dietary requirements, so even those fussier eaters are satisfied. Well worth the drive, one of best spots in the Tasman region! Jump of the wharf afterwards. Dog... More 

1 Thank Ollie M
Tasman, New Zealand
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day, a take away of the finest quality was a perfect option. Two lovely takeaways: seafood and Thai chicken. Delicious.

1 Thank Karen J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some great food on the wharf at Mapua, excellent choice of gluten free items. Service was a little slow, but it was a sunny Sunday afternoon and the place was busy - by far the busiest place in Mapua and there is a reason for that, the food was very good.

1 Thank John W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was friendly and efficient. Food yummy and sitting by the water just so peaceful. Great place will be back.

1 Thank Lisette B
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jellyfish was always good but under new ownership is exceptional. Service is outstanding (even when restaurant is full) and food consistently excellent

1 Thank Melissa C
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service with a smile! Delicious breakfast menu at the reasonable price. Gorgeous view out over the water! We stopped in to fuel up for our big day of driving, and each of our meals were scrummy!

1 Thank Jade B
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wedding Aniversary/ Wifes Birthday - booked on Curry night, staff/ service Extreanely good, ensuring we were being served promptly, catering for our 5 yrs. Old Granddaughter, nothing too much ! Food was excellent, sea food curry second to none ! Overall, excellent night, great service !

1 Thank DavidStickland
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice craft beer and a bowl of fries on the wharf deck overlooking the Mapua estuary. Great views, quiet because it's winter (but who cares when the weather is fine and calm).

1 Thank Ross M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 03 540 2028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?