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Ambria Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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62 Main Road, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
+64 7-549 2272
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Would go as far as saying this place is the best in the bay. Been here a number of times and always leave happy. Delicious food and fantastic staff. Make sure you try the Eye Fillet. Starting to get a pretty good selection of craft beer, which is nice to see for a small town restaurant.

Thank LWright161
Katikati, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I visit this resturant quite regulary - the staff are happy to help in any way possible, friendly and quick service. The food is always tasty! Would recommend to all

Thank HollyRed85
Tauranga, New Zealand
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Friend and I stopped here on the spur of the moment as restaurant looked very inviting:) Sunday evening - moderately busy so we were able to pick a table. Service by our friendly and efficient waitress was spot-on! Meals served super fast and the quality was right up there - they have a magnificent chef:)) 2 entrees to start off... More 

Thank Rochelle C
Waihi, New Zealand
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Went mid week to Ambria. The service was great and it was a busy night .. there was a quiz night happening. However, we didn't feel that the food quality matched the price of the meal .... it was average. We eat out locally a reasonable amount and felt that we would rate the Ambria's food at about Number 5... More 

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Katikati, New Zealand
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Being a local resident I have visited the Ambria on a number of occasions. The service is consistently cheerful and helpful. In the winter there is usually a "fight" to sit next to the huge open fireplace to partake of your meal. The meals are always of a high standard thanks to the Chef who is recognized NZ wide for... More 

Thank maxiesmart
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable meal at Ambria. The garlic bread came out as a cheesy, garlicy pizza and it was incredible. A good wine and beer selection, and great service by the staff. Food came in a timely manner.

Thank mofreeman1
Wellington, New Zealand
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194 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A nice local restaurant. In fact probably the best in Katikati. Good ambience with a warm fire. Reasinable menu selection. The food was ok with our party finding the chicken really good but the fish a bit dry and the pork quite a fatty dish - May be personal preference. Very good tempura. Service was very friendly but quite slow.... More 

Thank Murray P
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have eaten here a few times now and always been totally satisfied, The bonus is its 2 for the price of 1 mains on a Tuesday evening. You do need to book on this night.

Thank Sandra F
Katikati, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

we have been here several times, sometimes its great the staff are always very pleasant, but the meals are unreliable and the fish last night was very old, the steak was disappointing

Thank Eve S
Katikati, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

We eat here quite often and always have a enjoyable time ,food is good . i feel the desert menu is a bit boring and doesnt seem to alter much from season to season. staff are pleasant .

Thank cowlover_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Main Road, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Katikati
  • Phone Number: +64 7-549 2272

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