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Ainos Steakhouse & Restaurant

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Ruru St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 215 9568
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Don't even bother! I think we were served re-heated leftovers from the previous night - fortunately this was a work function so the boss was paying. Most of the people in our group agreed that they wouldn't be returning.

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Thank debz123456
southland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We have dined here for years as we lived closeby but since it changed hands it has gone downhill. Twice we've had overcooked tasteless dry steak. Rcecently it changed hands again and started having buffets so we decided to give it another go. Well we won't go back! Seafood chowder was thin although tasted nice enough. Ham was salty almost... More 

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2 Thank larry1811
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Ok, where do I start? We went as a group to have the buffet meal that was advertised. The Ham was salty and chewy as was the beef/lamb (not sure what it was), it was grey and I had a lot of trouble chewing and swallowing it. Put it this way, I am writing this at 10.30pm as I am... More 

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2 Thank kerryballantine
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Took my mum here for her birthday dinner as we have dined here regularly over the last 35 years. Meals were always served with homemade fries, salad, pumpkin or carrots and peas. The menu is similar to years past although has slight changes. My mum and husband both had steak which looked great. Cooked very well. I had cordon Bleu... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I just don't know where to begin with this review - it was incredibly bad! Service was appalling, the waitress couldn't even manage a smile when we arrived, and barely paid us any attention during the evening (didn't get offered extra drinks, dessert, or get our dirty dishes cleared from the table). Decor was a real mish-mash of styles and... More 

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1 Thank debz123456
Invercargill, New Zealand
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We live 5 mins walk away from Ainos. We used to go there often, went there once when it was sold and I got burnt chicken cordon Bleu which was served burnt side down. We didn't go back until it was sold again, which was my husbands birthday. Once again I ordered the chicken and told the manager of my... More 

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8 Thank Lorraine M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have dined here often over 30 years and have always found the meals great. The staff are very friendly and nothing is a problem... The steaks are consistently cooked well - and if there is ever anything wrong the staff will do everything to make it right. Very rarely is the meal not up to the usual standard, no... More 

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4 Thank Busynanna61
Invercargill
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

An amazing meal as always. Often dine here and will keep on dining here. I am very surprised on comments about poor service as my friends and i have never struck any such thing. Always have a great experience here and such a warm environment. Beautiful, hearty and very tasty courses.

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1 Thank Jordan K
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Took our Daughter there for birthday tea, lovely meal but the service was crap! ordered drinks when they arrived they were spilt with my parents wearing some of it, the table cloth was soaked, waitress said sorry and it was wiped up without changing table cloth or sitting us at another table, which could have been done as only 5... More 

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1 Thank 368blondie
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Been going to Anios for about 30 years as live in the area hadn't been since changed cooks and owners disappointed with meal steak was full of gristle and the pepper sauce had no taste at all the manager apoligesed for the sauce and said someone else made it. Found the manager rather intimadating not very pleasant at all. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
New Zealand, Steakhouse, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruru St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 215 9568

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