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Jambalaya Southern kitchen

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49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
6494247201
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for a group of 12 and they were very accommodating, although our table was right in the way of the entrance door, partially obstructing it and some of us had to squeeze in every time other customers would come in. Everyone was happy with their meal and overall good service.

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Thank MarianneLongpre
Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Been here a few times, tried most menu offerings and settled on the ribs which are reliably good. Always feel the service is a bit under done here and the meals can take a while to be served but regardless they have the rib situation sorted as theyre damn good.

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Thank Kim D
Chicago, Il
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My wife and I went here as we were after in something other than Thai (which seemed to be the best rated places for Whangaparoa). My wife and I particularly enjoyed the fried chicken (which was off the charts) and the ribs (which I thought could've been more spicy but my wife rated). Corn bread was a little dry and... More 

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Thank jool12
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I have dined at Jambalaya 3 times now.Excellent food,Friendly staff . Nice atmosphere Jambalaya is as good as any restaurant in the Auckland CBD- Pleasant surprise for a subaurban restaurant Filet was cooked just how I ordered (Medium rare).Spare ribs are definitely worth trying

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Thank Brad J
jambalaya2015, Manager at Jambalaya Southern kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your precious comments. Really appreciated and we would love to serve you again. Cheerrsss Team Jambalaya More 

Gore, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Were recommended this restaurant by our motelier - great choice. Two of us shared the ribs and buffalo wing starters, then got the Jambalaya to share again. Were so impressed with the ribs that we went back the next night and ordered the Ribs as a main. Delicious!!! Service and atmosphere was good, but general cleanliness left a bit to... More 

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Orewa, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I dined here for lunch .the food was delicious and plenty of it.The service was fantastic our waiter was friendly and helpful will definitely be back.

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Thank joannecoull
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Friendly welcome. Menu was a little different to the norm. My meal of seafood gumbo was good but my wife didn't choose well and had a hamburger which was only average. The decor is ordinary but the staff were attentive. Choosing a table by the door we copped asome smoke from the outside tables. We would come again.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I keep making excuses to go back to Whangaparoa just to eat here. Have visited 5+ times and always have **delicious** food and service that is very good at least - often exemplary. Love everything but the namesake dish Jambalaya is perfect. Great menu and range of cocktails, generous portions, in my experience always punctual, friendly service, good price for... More 

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Thank Rachel C
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Just looking for somewhere nice to eat after a game of golf, and tried Jambalaya. Very authentic and the fried chicken was spot on.

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Thank richcast
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I have been here a number of times now. Whenever we have out of town visitors come stay we always bring them here. Food has always been consistent. It's just a shame the location is a bit drab and no outdoor space. it seems to be that way with the majority of cafe's and restaurants on the coast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $24
Cuisine
American, Mexican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: 6494247201

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