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Alivate

145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“calamari” (11 reviews)
“yellow curry” (5 reviews)
“beef sliders” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed April 14, 2018

We are surprised at some of the recent less than favourable reviews. Our party of four shared 5-6 dishes and every one of them was well received. Overall, it was the best meal we had during our 10 days in the South Island.

Thank Monica G
Reviewed April 5, 2018

the restaurant was very quiet. the shared food plates were not a problem so we ordered a special of vegetable fritters, a couple of mocktails including a mango concoction, monkfish on brocolli, Char Sui pork ribs, Hiosin Duck Crepes and roti bread the fritters were...More

Thank Redbod
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Fusion means confusion. The place seems to be run rather amateurishly by very young staff. The food was marginal at best: Venison curry consisted of a few bits of meat swimming in a greasy sauce; the salad, supposedly full of red cabbage, greens, candied cashews,...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Came here later in the evening on Good Friday. Not a lot of customers, so we had a reasonable choice of tables both inside and on their deck. Fantastic views of the lake and good radiant heaters (plus blankets for the cooler half) to keep...More

Thank Tom_M_BC
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Food: I had Veg Thai Curry. The chef made it really well. Ambiance: Is good. The view is good for outdoor sitting. Service: People are good, if you are hungry then you may find the service slightly slow. (It may also be because when i...More

Thank KetanforTravel
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Great outside balcony overlooking the lake (book ahead if you want one of those tables). We had dumplings, two curries and some spicy coated chicken, all absolutely delicious.

Thank pippandean
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Was really looking forward to an Asian fusion meal here but was quite disappointed. The duck dumplings and octopus and squid ink arancini were both tasteless and not at all flavoursome. The yellow lamb curry however was excellent and very tasty. Not sure about the...More

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Literally. It was copious, inventive, fusion without being a mess, so incredibly good. Being Italian and living in Paris I found NZ cuisine underwhelming, but I did love this restaurant. It also features a terrace with Great Lake views: must be amazing for a sunset...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice setting and decor. Had the veggie option of green salad with green tea noodles and quinoa and peanut dressing. It was delicious but portion was huge, suitable really for sharing.

Thank TuffKatz
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite afternoon stops for a cold beer and very delicious calimari. Sit upstairs on the deck and look out over the lake and mountains. And people watch as the crowd walks by below you. Good spot in sunshine or rain. Just like...More

Thank tomandin2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $19
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188
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Description
Asian fusion share plate menu that is not only authentic, but memorable. We are open seven days from 12pm till late. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Asahi, Jabberwocky Pale Ale and Brewski on tap and Central Otago wines.
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