We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Killer Prawn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Seafood
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 430 3333
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 134: English reviews
New Zealand
Level Contributor
69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an popular place and unfortunately the day we got the feeling that they were understaffed. The head of house seemed to be trying to do too much and in doing this 2 tables that sat after us got served before us. The food however was great. We had decided to have dessert however nobody came back to take... More 

Thank Geepnz
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in Jan 2016, my and husband i got very ill with food poisoning from the prawns. Good thing our 2yr old tasted everything but the prawns and she was fine.

Thank dips822002
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a 12 person dinner party at King Prawn. The service was great. We'll looked after. The meal were beautiful. Very will presented and all meals came out together. I would definitely recommend this resturaunt.

Thank mrdebur
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Friends and family visited. Killer. Prawn and loved it. The meal was great as we all had a different dish and this enabled us to try a variety of food which was very good

Thank georgie507
Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Three of us ate here on a Friday night. We were seated downstairs not too far from the fire so it was nice and warm. The waitress that showed us to our table wasn't very friendly, she put a board up on a spare chair and told us these are the specials and walked off. There were also no prices... More 

Thank caw83
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
74 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

My husband and I ate at the upstairs part of Killer Prawn recently with a group of about 20 others. We paid $24.90 for all you can eat pizzas. The staff were friendly and accommodating, they brought out garlic bread and fries quite quickly, and then the pizzas a bit later on. The atmosphere was good, although it does get... More 

Thank ilovefrance12
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

My pursuit of good Gluten free food was certainly met here at the Killer Prawn. We were greeted and tabled by a very welcoming lady. water and menus were quickly presented. Great decorations, trees lights, solid tables and chairs. An air of calm filled the room. Good menu, seafood as well as the usual meats. I had the chicken my... More 

Thank JennyJenkins1952
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Have visited previously and had an extremely enjoyable experience. Sadly, not this time. Upstairs at Killer Pizza a large group of us froze our butts off as the staff would only turn on one heater and had an absolute fit when we opened the door to let some of the heat from downstairs in. Service was slow and surly and... More 

2 Thank 2015FamilyK
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our friend out to celebrate her birthday and killer prawn was where she requested to eat. We had heard nothing but good things about the place and upon viewing their menu we thought we were in for a treat! We were sorely disappointed. We made an online reservation and turned up to the restaurant on... More 

1 Thank S_Preston02
New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Ordered a steak sammie from the Express Menu.....it was basically fat on bread with some mushrooms drizzled over it.

1 Thank kiwi31

Travelers who viewed Killer Prawn also viewed

Whangarei, Northland Region
Whangarei, Northland Region
Whangarei, Northland Region
Whangarei, Northland Region

Been to Killer Prawn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 430 3333

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Killer Prawn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?