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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 27 376 3619
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such amazing seafood! Our card wouldn't work so they let us enjoy our meal and come back after we were finished with the cash! Great people and super friendly!

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Thank Jessie C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is outstanding. It's rare to find a seafood restaurant with this range let alone a beach side food truck! We had everything and everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully! Paua, mussels, scallops, crayfish, grilled fish, whitebait and the best seafood chowder I've ever had! We spent $110 between us but we tried everything and it was... More 

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Thank Nez99
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So good to see that this iconic Kaikoura institution was back in its original location following the earthquake. We had one of their famous seafood platters and were not disappointed. Every item was fresh and well cooked. Highly recommended.

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Thank Malcolm S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the seafood platter between us for lunch on a perfect summers day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Paula patties were a million miles better than some of the Gough things you get at fish and chip shops, We sat and ate them before going on a three hour walk around the peninsula and it fortified us nicely! The... More 

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Thank JRD1000
New Zealand
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this seafood BBQ! its just a cart style set up with seats and tables on the grass looking over the beach, so its simple NZ bbq style eating not fine dining. I loved the laid back feel so much I went back the next day too. the food was great and its nice to try some local seafood.... More 

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Thank Victoria G
New Zealand
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy that we stopped by. Friendly service. Constant stream of people coming by to eat. Nice outdoor spot to enjoy the fresh seafood overlooking the ocean. We ordered crayfish and whitebait fritter. They were fresh and tasty.

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Thank Rahimah A
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off while doing the peninsula walk- just had a crayfish sandwich - very popular with tourists probably not locals as appears pricy for what it is. But location is great if doing the walk and need a snack

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Thank Mike C
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general food service in Kaikoura is expensive, and not all that good. The obvious rationale is "they will come once, and we take them for all they have". Not every tourist is prepared to pay $30 for a $20 meal and whoever set this up obviously read the market. In a crayfish fishing village you have to sell crayfish... More 

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Thank Robert J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a bit of a EFTPOS stuff up with the payment and we ended up paying twice, but we got great service from them in sorting it out. The food was delivered quickly, it was good value and was tasty. My favourite was the grilled fish. Chowder had a good flavour with whole mussels and fish, although could have... More 

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Thank classicchch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's good to find something to eat in the middle of nowhere, but smell of fish and aggressive seagulls do not help to make it an attractive shop!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 27 376 3619
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?