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seaside cafe and restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Maketu, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

It is not the flashiest cafe in NZ BUT the atmosphere is great.... Cafe and food would not win Master chef but that is what it is all about ....Eating out with real people.... The view is to die for as you feel you are sitting in the surf.... Thanks guys....

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Thank LASTANZA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service and amazing outlook. Well done guys, we'll be back and we will tell our friends!

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Thank Alex B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I went here quite by accident as I was out for a drive alone and ordered oysters and salad. They were the nicest I had had for years so I went back and took my daughter with me last week. She had pan-fried fish and three oysters with salad and she said it was fabulous!

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Thank Judith P
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2016

After avoiding this place like the plague, for the last year, we again tried the take away fish and chips tonight. So pleased to report that the quality was 100 % improved. So we had a great take away meal in a fantastic location. So nice to be able to recommend it again.

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Thank Ken M
Katikati, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great location and views. Unfortunately food and service did not match! Ordered take-away fish n' chips, order took 20min despite there being only one order in front of us plus one couple seated in cafe area. Fish was coated in soggy batter with hotdog being half cooked and the sausage having a very tough skin left on it, chips were... More 

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Thank wazza404
Tauranga, New Zealand
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216 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016

This cafe is fantastic, we go there two to three times a year especially for fish and chips, forty minutes drive from Tauranga is so absolutely worth the trip, time out to peace and a beautiful location right on the ocean, takes the togs, fishing rods and the family and make a day of it. Maketu is a place not... More 

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Thank Moomagic
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2015

We had a lovely meal with great service and of course the exceptional location. I bought some raw fish to take away which i had done on previous visits with no problems. This time however, the raw fish looked and smelt funny and i took a wee taste and spat it out, I returned it and asked what date it... More 

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Thank suzyqt2015
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Chips OK, but fish disgusting. We ordered Terakihi, but from the texture we know we didn't get it. Also it had a very strong ammonia taste and smell, from research I think this indicates they were selling very badly prepared shark, or they were dipping stale fish in ammonia to re-fresh it. This is the very last time we will... More 

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Thank Ken M
Te Puke, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have had nothing but the very best F & C's every time we had been there, that is, until today. We ordered the usual, being, Four fish-Hoki, and a scoop of Chips. No complaints regards the chips but, as for the fish, they were big pieces, certainly, but uneatable, with a funny smell. They most certainly were not Hoki,... More 

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Thank nudenut
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great little café, great prices, and location? the best for miles, even Mount Maunganui can't boast this close to the surf. Did we mention it's licensed too.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maketu, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Maketu

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?