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Mokoia Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary
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77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
6473435100
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Spiesen-Elversberg, Germany
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nikola was a friendly and very helpful host in an amazing environment. Chief Oat gave his best for a fresh lamb menu with an excellent neapolitano and baby spinach. The recommended entree and the New Zealand Malbec rounded this event into a row of "unforgetables" during our stay.

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2 Thank Oulisse
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Oulisse, Thank you such a wonderful review on Mokoia Restaurant, Nikola and Chef Oat. We pride on our customer service and food. It is always delighting to read a comment like yours, it is motivating. Our team is very excited to hear from you. We look forward to hosting you near future. Warm Regards, Aayush Silwal More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as guests at Wai Ora spa Resort and dined at the Mokoia Restaurant. We experienced amazing customer service at the restaurant as well as in the resort. We will be returning here eagerly. Binod (Duty Manager) was extremely helpful, friendly, welcoming and charismatic. Overall was an amazing experience. Definitely recommend!!!!!

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2 Thank oliversavage
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

KiaOra Oliversavage, Thank you for taking the time to post review on Mokoia Restaurant and WaiOra Lakeside Spa Resort. Our team is very delighted to hear from you regarding your Amazing WaiOra Experience. Also, Thank you very much for the Recommendation. We look forwarding to your next visit. Warm Regards, Aayush Silwal More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

good service and pleasant view in the mornings! Staff were smartly dressed, friendly and happy to serve. Good experience.

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3 Thank Andrew M
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, Thank you very much for a wonderful review and we are very delighted to hear regarding your experience. Your comments means a lot for our team. We strive further with a comment like yours. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Mokoia Restaurant, WaiOra Lakeside Spa Resort. We look forward to hosting... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed at Wai Ora spa resort and we came here as hotel guests on the first night. Then we changed all our dining plans and kept dining here for our entire stay! This restaurant is simply great. The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines. The restaurant promotes shared dining experience - this means you... More 

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1 Thank JuditMcP
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Judit McPherson, Wow! What a fantastic review and a 5-star rating. Our team is very delighted after reading your comment. Thank you very much. It is feedback like yours that always keeps our team working hard to provide that excellent meal and service. Our shared dining option is one of our highlights and I am very glad you chose... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Waiora Resort for 2 nights and had a 3 course dinner at Mokoia both) nights. The food was absolutely amazing, from presentation to taste, a perfect 10 out of 10. Staff were awesome and so flexible to meet our needs. Our waiter Sailesh was great and went above and beyond for us, even personally... More 

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4 Thank luvernm2016
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

KiaOra Luvernm2016, Thank you very much for an awesome review. Our team is very exited to hear from you. I am very delighted to hear that your experience met your expectations. Thank you for the 10 out of a 10 rating on the meal and service. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit. Warm Regards, Aayush Silwal More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Food was delicious and very flavoursome. Friendly chef and Sailesh is a very good host who looked after us very well. Sailesh was extremely professional and helpful. Recommend you try

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1 Thank Jasmine S
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine S, Thank you for your recent visit and a wonderful review. Mokoia restaurant prides its menu, service and the use of indigenous herbs and spices on our food. Our team is very pleased to hear regarding your experience. Comment like your strives us to work more hard and keep delivering a 100%. Thank you once again. Warm Regards,... More 

Tauranga
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were served by Sailesh, a very warm and friendly man from Nepal. He explained the menu and ensured each part of our meal went well and drinks were always available. We had a very pleasant dining experience. Recommend the dessert trio. Beautiful flavours and more than enough to satisfy the two of us! Thank you!

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1 Thank Lili1212
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lili1212, Thanks for such a nice review, I am happy to read that our team made such a good impression on your experience. We pride our food and service. Our Shared dining option is another gem as it accommodates our guests taste. I am very glad that you enjoyed the dessert trio. One of my favorites! Thank you once... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and an attentive host, Binod. Separate vegetarian menu available. Thank you for the experience.

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1 Thank Helena B
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Helena B, Thank you for your visit and a lovely feedback. We appreciate your kind words and the rating. Binod and our team are very delighted to hear from you. We look forward to hosting you in future. Warm Regards, Aayush Silwal More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We were blown away by the food and service. Had breakfast, lunch and dinner on different days and quality and excellent service didn't change.

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2 Thank ValH296
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ValH296, What an amazing review! Fantastic Rating. We appreciate your comment in regards to food and service. Thank you very much. We look forward to hosting you near future. Warm Regards, Aayush Silwal More 

Gold coast
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Tonight we had an amazing dinner at this restaurant ! Modern cuisine with lots of great local ingredients to sample . Our server Nikola provided first class service, she knew the menu exceptionally well and assisted greatly with my dietaries of which I have quiet a few! Good atmosphere and I would consider it great value for money for the... More 

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1 Thank Rachael P
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this review

KiaOra Rachael P, Thank you very much for a wonderful review and 5-star rating. Our team is very happy to hear back from you. Nikola is very delighted after receiving a comment from you. Here at Mokoia Restaurant, we pride Our food and service. We are trying our best to reach to the top of the TripAdvisor rating. With comment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $80
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 6473435100
Description
Mokoia Restaurant is a definitive fine dining experience featuring creative Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh and flavoursome local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in healthy gourmet cuisine using unique indigenous foods and herbs. Executive Chef Ervin Y Garde has created a menu that he feels embraces the essence of contemporary New Zealand culture. Join us for breakfast, high teas, lunch and dinner, enjoy freshly squeezed beverages from our fresh juice bar and experience first class hospitality in a positively breath-taking lakefront location.

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