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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk

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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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After swimming with the dolphins, we specially drove to this roadside seafood shack that we read about online. Glad we came out of the way. Order took awhile to come but it was worth the wait. There're ample road signs on the way that will lead you right up to it.

Thank Regineyteo
New Delhi, India
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This stall serves amazing food. Bring your own wine, you can eat outside or in the campervan. We had catfish, scallops, mussels and everything was super fresh and tasty.

Thank babsdelhi2015
Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Seafood! The platter for 2 have most things that we wanted tobtry. We also had half a very tasty lobster. Nice friendly lady and made good rcommendations.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the back of these reviews and as a diehard Crayfish fan I decided to have lunch here after visiting the seal colony. Only takes cash and NZ cards (e something - I forget!) no debit/credit so popped into town. On my return ordered both the fish of the day and the crayfish fritter (indulgent I know), served with salad.... More 

Thank seriouswineandfoodie
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little shack but great seafood and awesome outdoor seating. We loved it. It doesn't look like much but the seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection

Thank amcinerney
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I went to enjoy the wonderful crayfish on offer at the seafood BBQ today. Sadly, it was an incredibly windy day however, the fresh crayfish were Devine! The food is served with some rice, bread and a fresh salad. You get the pleasure of chiding which crayfish you want to eat from a ice bucket. The guests are required to... More 

1 Thank Sami B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A great little spot and it truly feels like a New Zealand experience. Seafood is very fresh but the service wasn't very friendly and it wasn't cooked very well. It is a BBQ so don't expect perfect cooking but my fish was very much overcooked. Scallops were incredible.

Thank natsnaps
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

A simple kiosk but it was yum! The crayfish all have the prices on them. You choose the size you want & the ladies cook them straight away. had the crayfish, prawns and scallops and it was all within a reasonable price!

1 Thank Elaine K
Paris, France
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Just wanted to say thank you to Tha ladies whom looked after us today. We had a half crayfish,scallops,prawns and chowder. Lived all of it and we hope to come back before we leave.

1 Thank david k
Te Anau, New Zealand
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

You pick you crayfish and they will cook right in front of you. It was great experience for me as i was eating a crayfish first time, but i loved it. We even ordered prawns and scallops too. They were yummy as well. Will recommend to everyone

1 Thank Manish_Nz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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