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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, Contemporary
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant right on the water. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable both times we visited and the food was spectacular! It wasn't too crowded when we went so we had our choice of tables: one night right by the windows so we could look out onto the harbor as the sun set and the next night we we're... More 

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1 Thank JasonOfSJ
New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunch today at Jellyfish was the most memorable I have had in a long time. The staff were friendly, attentive and considerate of the 2 year old we had with us, bringing her colouring pencils and drawings to occupy her as well as a beautifully presented 'fluffy'. The Thai Pork Salad was delicious. There was a children's menu that provided... More 

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1 Thank Dianne W
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And again it's Tuesday curry night at Jellyfish. Very enjoyable option to get out and see some action in the middle of winter in Mapua. It's around 6:30, the restaurant is filling up but it's not a problem to get a table. As a little aperitif my friend orders a glass of Hop Federation Golden Lager and I get Rimu... More 

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1 Thank Monika S
New Zealand
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch last week and were warmly welcomed by the owner. The restaurant is spacious so the tables are not crowded. Even though it was mid week the place was quite busy The service was prompt and friendly. The menu has a good selection and the food was delicious. We so enjoyed the view that we stayed on... More 

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Richmond, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a party of seven for Sunday lunch we were wise to book as this is a busy time for Jellyfish Cafe and Bar. Despite the busyness we were greeted and seated promptly and wait staff were friendly and attentive. Food was good. An enjoyable meal out at an picturesque location.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in on Sunday afternoon with a group of 5 adults. Promptly shown to a nice table with fantastic views of the wharf. The service was great but we thought the menu needed to be more expansive with perhaps a chicken dish of a pan fried fish option instead of only offering crumbed fish. overall a nice setting and... More 

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brighton
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised this is the top rated restaurant in Mapua. We waited over an hour for our food on a night when the restaurant was a third full. The staff were unapologetic and unfriendly. The food was not worth the wait.

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Thank brightontraveller123
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback about your dining experience at The Jellyfish Cafe & Bar. It is disappointing to hear your feedback as we continually strive to provide a superior service for every guest. Feel free to give me a call anytime 03 540 2028 and ask for Debbie or Kat to discuss this... More 

worldlywise
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 adults, a 6yr old and a infant arrive for lunch. Its a normal busy service and tricky to catch waiters eye (they seem blinkered). Order given of 2 meals off the lunch menu and 1 kids meal. BUT, 1 small meal arrives for an adult after a normal wait , its started after a few minutes because of juggling... More 

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Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback about your dining experience at The Jellyfish Cafe & Bar. It is disappointing to hear your feedback as we continually strive to provide a superior service for every guest and especially children. I have taken on board your feedback and would love you to ring me (0275403403) , so... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely cooked breakfast. My husband had a full cooked breakfast while I enjoyed poached eggs. It was served on lovely fresh toasted bread. Nice sunny table inside although there is the option of sitting out doors.

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Thank Claire W
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place for lunch and this place came up as the best place to eat in the area. Once inside we were quickly seated and in front of the fire too, which was appreciated. Promptly served and the meals didn't take to long to come out and they were pretty busy. All the meals tasted great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?