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“tiny portions”

Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 201 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“tiny portions”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

this restaurant provides the tiniest portions one can imagine. soup is served in a large bowl and consisted of three or four spoonfuls. They suggest purchasing two or three meals at normal prices in order to " sample" different tastes BUT there menu is extremely limited and no one item is near enough. The three of us laughed at the portion size and the 90 minutes it took to serve us at 7 PM. In fact when another table applauded ( the arrival of a birthday person) i joked it was that the food had finally arrived.

Avoid this pretentious ,overpriced and small portion restaurant at all costs. By the way the tiny portions were not even average in taste and quality .

  • Visited February 2013
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Stockholm
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Could be perfect”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Good location on Marine Parade in a small and very nice house. Maybe 50 seats. Important to know that they only serve small dishes and the plan is that you eat two or three of them. Service was attending and great. Cocktails and wine lovely. However the food was just above average the night we were there. Nicely presented, but some weird mixes of ingredients and in general a bit weak. Since menus are changed regularly we might just have had bad luck this evening.

  • Visited March 2013
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auckland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place with the best food. Fish was really fresh. We share the dishes so tried almost everything. Lovelovelove.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Pricey and a bit snooty, but good!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I decided to come here on a whim. Despite the staff's initial sideeye about us not having a reservation, we had a lovely dinner out on the patio.

The dishes are all $25, which at first sounds reasonable until they explain that each dish is small and you should order 2-3 per person. We ordered 3 dishes for two of us and were too full for dessert, so unless you're starving you can ignore the waitstaffs advice.

I have to say, though everything was delicious, my stomach hasn't felt well in the 24 hours since we ate here. But I have a feeling it may be a newly-discovered sea urchin allergy (which I hadn't tried before last night) and not the restaurant's fault.

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Thank kitwhelan
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing resturant”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We booked well inadvance for a special birthday dinner. We were advised to go to this resturant as it was first class. The wairtress came and explained about the meals and the sizes of the courses. They are entree sized but you can order as many as you want. With each course they came and explained what it was and how the Chef had cooked it. Fantastic experience and outstanding service. Would recommend to anyone that wants a great night out.

  • Visited December 2012
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