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Squids Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand
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1 Blacksmith Lane, Shop 15, Whitianga, New Zealand
07 867 1710
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Husband had the terhaki and I had the salmon. Husbands meal was very good. Restaurant was fairly busy. One waiter doing everything but was under control. Decor is a bit naff compared to the meals. $69 for two mains and a beer and a wine

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Thank nzgirl82
Warkworth, New Zealand
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the perfect venue for a wonderful family celebration. The menu offered a range of delicious seafood options, as well as a steak sandwich type meal and vegetarian food was available for those in the party who had requested it ahead of the event. The service was easy, friendly and accommodating to the little ones in the party; and... More 

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Thank Shazzandrob
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us are here a few weeks ago, all dishes were great, very fresh seafood, friendly and good service, well recommended

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Thank tallymacfly
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here on a previous visit and were not disappointed again. The food was nice and fresh. There was a minor issue when our mains were given to the wrong table but we didn't have to wait too long for fresh plates to be served. Very nice.

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Thank SuenAndy1983
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meal, my wife and I had the steak which was cooked to our individual liking and I had the mussel pot as an entrée which was perfect.

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Thank 360eltonh
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was Tasty and the service was great probably wouldn't go again in a hurry however as there seems to be lots of other options around the same price with tastier looking menus. Dessert was great

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Thank Jessica R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I went here on the first at Whitianga. We tried the mussels, baked flouder, and hot mulled wines. The food were tasty, and cooked to our likings. The mussels were rather average, but the flounder was very good. The mulled wines were our favourites. Everything was good, except that it took almost one hour for the food... More 

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Thank Jun K
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

crispy squid starter is the best i have ever had. meals are well priced and plenty of food on the plate. parking just accross the road or on the street if you are early enough. staff friendly and knowledgeable. will be going back next time we are in town.

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Thank martinaud37
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had an excellent meal here on our last night in New Zealand. Really relaxed atmosphere with delicious food and wine. The waitress recommended the asian salad and it was incredible! The portions are very generous and great value. We would love to have visited earlier in our stay so we could return again. You must eat here if you... More 

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Thank Louise D
Singapore
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We chances into Squids as we did not manage to get a seat in the restaurant across the street. Wow.....I must say the variety and quality of the food served was beyond our expectation. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we all had a big tummy after that. Moreover, the price was also very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Blacksmith Lane, Shop 15, Whitianga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: 07 867 1710

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