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Wai Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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1/149 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7505
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was a tad "ropey". (We had to ask to order our coffees after 10mins), but coffee and scone once they arrived were fine. My strong advice is to go outside of peak hours and you'll be absolutely okay.

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Thank Ross W
Hastings, New Zealand
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for lunch just about solely on the view - looking out over the beach below Oneroa. Fantastic. Service was friendly and quick. We were in an outside table which ended up being quite hot - but that's the price you have to pay for the view. Had the prawn dish which was supposed to have a... More 

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Thank Clint A
Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a recommendation to try Wai Kitchen for breakfast we waded through the rain to arrive and secure a pleasant table overlooking the rain swept bay. The coffee was fast and perfect and the breakfast choices yummy. We greatly enjoyed our meal and even recommended Wai Kitchen ourselves to other couples for lunch the next day.

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Thank 94shelleyv
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal for the healthy conscious and those that love quinoa, I do Beautiful views Great service and my lunch was amazing

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Thank Liz G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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237 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped for a glass of local Waiheke wine, quite expensive and not that generous, compared to other places we have visited. That said, we sat on the outdoor terrace which is quite narrow, we were lucky to get the end table where it is slightly larger. The umbrellas give some shade, definitely worth sitting outside for the view over... More 

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Thank funfoodies1
Montrose, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couldn't get a more pleasant place to have a break whether for coffee, a drink or a meal. Such pleasant staff and so clean with great views over Oneroa beach and a bright open atmosphere. The menu was extensive whether for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Well prepared and very tasty food, not stinted on portion size either. Highly recommended to... More 

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Thank ihammie
Rensselaerville, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Once on the island, we took a bus to Oneroa, where we found a row of shops and restaurants by the beach. We decided to have brunch at Wai, a chic restaurant overlooking the water, and was delighted to discover that our waiter, a young man named Kit, was an aspiring professional modern dancer currently studying in Wellington. We both... More 

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Thank 675margaret
Auckland NZ
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Great Food, Very friendly Staff, Great Service. Looks out over Oneroa Beach. Fantastic place for lunch

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Thank cleo47
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We were greeted warmly by our wait staff and were fortunate to get a verandah seat at the front, stunning views on a beautiful summers day! Menus, water and wine were sorted promptly, and shortly after our seared tuna on Vietnamese salad arrived, yum yum!! Service was prompt and cheerful, the bathrooms clean and well appointed A great location bang... More 

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Thank Catherine C
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Amazing food here with a great outlook over Oneroa beach, inside and outside dining and glass all around so views everywhere you sit. The coffee can be a bit hit or miss, however if you tell your waitress they are very prompt with replacing it. Great service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/149 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 7505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?