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Motu Kitchen - CLOSED

2 Mill Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
May 20, 2015
“interesting way of creating a menu and very much enjoyed”
May 7, 2015
“Good and tasty”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Fusion, New Zealand, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Mill Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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101 - 110 of 172 reviews

Reviewed October 8, 2013

The quality and standard of this restaurant puts many to shame. The chef provides a sumptuous selection of choices and the presentation is terrific. The surrounding of this converted house provide a very relaxed atmosphere and the service matched the quality of the food. It...More

Reviewed October 6, 2013

Exquisite and complementary flavours providing a culinary elegance which makes you desire the same experience the following day.

3  Thank CarDon99
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Was recommended to us by the place we were staying, and it went beyond our expectations. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. They brought out a taster before any of the food we ordered came out, and was one of the highlights of the...More

1  Thank Virginia W
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Recently in Whitianga for the great scollop festival we decide to try a local recomend eatery off the main street and admitingly not expect anything as good as we recieved. The experience from the time we entered into the beatifully presented establishment. the charming reception,interesting...More

5  Thank RodG93
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We found the Motu Kitchen by chance when returning from the town to our accommodation. It was a blessing as the Motu Kitchen is a wonderful boutique restaurant which has been developed within the confines of a house property. It is beautifully designed with a...More

4  Thank Wayne12367
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I have been travelling throughout New Zealand pursuing my twin loves of trains and fine dining. With my recently acquired crumpet I visited motu restaurant on my way to the driving creek railway, "review forthcoming". Service superb, friendly yet restrained, a taste from the kitchen...More

8  Thank Leighton L
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Delicious food, great service & a wonderful ambiance. It's a small restaurant with attention to fresh & locally sustainable products.

2  Thank Jamie-Bob
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food, service and atmosphere are all stunning at Motu Kitchen. Relaxed fine dinning. The only restuarant I have been to that when ordering wine by the glass they give you a taste to ensure that is what you wanted. Lots of seafood choices and...More

2  Thank WildNZCherry
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a "hidden gem"! If you are looking for great food, great service, great decor - this is the place to go! It's not in a main street so you REALLY need to get the gps working - or ask a local - but...More

1  Thank Jill F
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Fine dining in Whitianga at its best ! food is beautifully presented and of high quality - Emily and Ian have high standards so diners wont be disappointed - definitely a restaurant not to be missed!

1  Thank LorettaG55
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$26 - $74
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mill Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 0053
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