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“You will feel 'welcome home' the minute you walk in the door.”
Review of Hooked on Marahau

Hooked on Marahau
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Marahau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hooked on Marahau is a cafe and beer garden located on the Marahau waterfront; 1.5Km from the start of the Abel Tasman National Park's Coastal Track. Hooked has arguably the best view in the area with vistas across Tasman Bay and north along the Astrolabe to Adele and Fisherman's Islands in the Abel Tasman. We serve cafe style breakfast and lunches with barista coffee and homemade baked goods. We also have a daily happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dinner is bistro style with local wines and locally brewed craft beers.
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Duty Manager has created an amazingly welcoming atmosphere. There is always a risk of 'conveyor belt service' in a tourist meka like Abel Tasman. But this place has obviously puts energy into creating a real culture of hospitality. You will feel this the minute you walk in the door.

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Thank Mike D
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Brendan A, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Thanks for the positive review Mike. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Just wanted to add my name to the list of very satisfied customers you have!
a group of us having been camping at Old Macs down the road for a number of years and regularly visit Hooked on Marahau most days (coffee etc), this year the 4 - 6 happy hour certainly got our attention and had us visiting regularly most evenings as well!
One of our group has his birthday while we're up and its become tradition to have his birthday here as well, without fail we always have a great night and the food is always excellent but what makes it for us (and we mentioned this on our last nite post happy hour) was the attitude and friendliness of the owner and staff, they really want you to enjoy yourself and that comes through in everything they do, the food, service and anything else
to sum up the whole experience is excellent, there are a lot of hospitality businesses that could learn from Hooked on Marahau !

see you next year!

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Thank Gary L
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Brendan A, Manager at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Thanks Gary. It has been fantastic getting to know you over the past couple of years. See you next year!

Zoe

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

The staff are so friendly, helpful and go the extra mile, nothing is any trouble. Food was beautifully presented and tasted fabulous. The 4-6pm happy hour was fun, other customers were friendly and chatty. Fantastic to see so many people from so many countries. Lovely family friendly atmosphere. I have recommended Hooked on Marahau to all my friends. I'll be back again.

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Thank hazel S
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Brendan A, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Thank you for the perfect rating, and for recommending Hooked to your friends! We really appreciate it.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Fantastic service, amazing food and a perfect setting. We had our 5 month old with us and they made us feel right at home, with service over and above what one would expect. The staff are so amazing and definitely topped off the experience. Thanks for many wonderful meals :)

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Brendan A, Manager at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

We're so glad you liked our service and food, and we really appreciate your review!

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed just down the road from Hooked on Marahau and ate here a few times. We found the staff went out of the way to accommodate us (particularly when we took our elderly dog down) and the food was delicious. We were wanting to try the gluten free garlic bread which was on the menu, but each time we went down there they were unable to accommodate it - apparently the chef can't cook it when the restaurant is busy - such a shame as I really wanted to try it as i'm sure it's great.
I would highly recommend this restaurant though, I would even drive from from Kaiteri to eat here :)

Thank KiaOraKiwi
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Brendan A, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Thanks for the perfect rating! I'm sorry we couldn't provide the gluten free garlic bread. We need to get a new combo oven!

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