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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ

40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 27 376 3619
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“scallops” (119 reviews)
“rice” (83 reviews)
“fritters” (42 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great seafood, great place, highly recommended, I thought the platter was for one, no problem. Yummy

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnnylovedit
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here on our way back from walking and had a great lunch. They were out of crayfish when we arrived but were told there would be more shortly. As if on cue a guy appeared with a bucket of freshly caught crayfish just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hannahdaisyreviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d heard about this place so drove out to find it and had a great meal. We (3 adults and one toddler) shared a large mixed platter and an additional crayfish (lobster) alongside it - we all ate our fill. The salad was nondescript but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

got there lunch time expecting to have crayfish! only huge ones left! which were much to expensive! the japanese were the only ones that could afford them! so we settled for a scallop sandwich! which was soggy and horrible! not a way to eat scallops!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bartonjess63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect to see this by the roadside...but it's fantastic food. Not just the crayfish but the white bait fritters and the grilled salmon. Loved it...went there twice!!! Wonderful!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trek658318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nothing special with the food and tastes bland. very pricey and i didn’t think it was worth it. staff were all rushing when we arrived at 3pm telling everyone that they were closing at 4pm, (website not updated stated they close at 6:30pm) before 4pm...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ChristineDianeA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, friendly and good options. Cray cheap compared to other Kaikoura locations - but lovely. Salmon great family all happy - recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank savershepherd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood itself is cooked ok but it could be better with some seasoning and care. The salad is indifferent and the rice downright bad. A few tweaks would make this place outstanding. Certainly the price was right.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pnjaban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After some really nice places, my luck ran out with NZ cafes and roadside food shops, or true to the law of averages, NZ restaurants (generally shabby ambience, terrible food, and overpriced) revealed their colours. Kaikoura Seafood is a bad place to eat. I ordered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank arinbasu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had blue cod meal for $18 and scallops for $12. It is outdoors so keep warm. The food was very fresh and served very fast. Definitely worth the short drive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank armani123sg
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
No, seafood, check out their website or facebook page
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January 26, 2015|
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Response from Megakatte | Reviewed this property |
Kaikoura kayak tour driving up to this place a few times a day. Morning, noon,.. maybe you can ask a lift there. Most beautiful spot/area of Kaikoura!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $67
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 27 376 3619
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Recommended by Lonely Planet. Freshly cooks seafood to order on BBQ outdoors. Very good and cheaper than the local restaurants. Everything served in a sandwich or with rice and salad. Open daily weather permitting from 11am
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