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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk

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$$ - $$$
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40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seafood BBQ is very pleasant with a good choice of fish but specialising in crayfish. It was good but we thought it was expensive for what it was. We shared a crayfish and had scallops too and it came to just under $100. The seating isn't particularly nice just benches and seats next to the shack where they cook. Service... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite to eat. The food is very fresh and of good quality and we really enjoyed our crayfish, whitebait fritter, scallops. The seafood chowder was incredible make sure you get a cup but I'd miss the pauau fritter! It's not a BBQ, all the food is cooked on a hot plate as opposed to... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good range of fresh seafood nicely cooked. Platter had a good variety of different seafoods. Chowder well stocked with a variety. Not sure how tasty it all was though

Thank Totti M
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't like writing negative reviews, but the food was nothing to write home about from our visit. We had the seafood platter between 2 and while the quantity was sufficient, the quality did not live up to expectations. Maybe we expected too much from a cute little roadside food truck serving fresh seafood next to the beach, having previously... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this popular eating place on the road to the seal colony at Kaikoura. The seafood is very fresh but not spectacular. Well worth a visit for the view alone.

Thank MLL386
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes after seeing all the reviews on here, it's a lovely little places next to the sea, the food was nothing to write home about still worth a visit as it's cheap

Thank michaelnaylor32
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must try this little kiosk right by the sea side-the freshest seafood cooked to order on the BBQ, served with salad & a side of salt air! I had the crayfish fritter, a steal at $9, served with salad, rice & a lemon wedge (I could have also had it as a yummy sandwich). A must-do when visiting Kaikoura-travel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way to see the seals. Friendly staff - even though it was nearly time to close shop for them. Crayfish they had were enormous. Fish, salad and rice I had hit the spot for me. Great views of the bay.

Thank Colleen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well i finally got me whitebait fritter and was well worth it had to have another, well worth the visit orsum people orsum food will recommend to all

Thank Kelwyn C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Seafood is fresh and smell so yummy when they are cooked on barbie. We had a seafood platter and a crayfish and this is a very good size for family of four. Outdoor eating makes it special and the only down side is good get cold quickly. So just dig in when food is ready :)

Thank Wynne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 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: 64273763619
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?