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“Tuna heaven!”

Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 197 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tuna heaven!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a gourmet restaurant but very informal with friendly, well informed staff. Had I known how amazing the tuna was, I'd have ordered 2 or 3 portions .... perfection! The desserts are gorgeous. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“gourmet style”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Excellent food, very tasty and delicate, but do not go very hungry because portion size is very small!

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic flavours, a real experience”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The menu made no sense- luckily charming translators are provided. Best option is to have two cracks at the menu, portions are small and the flavours fantastic, so savour them, and then do it all again.
5 of us, two choices each- all a winner, the pigs ears and the tuna outstanding, and the crayfish dumplings so good I wanted to marry them.
The food missed a carbohydrate element, and bread was treated as a mythical and rare substance- any chance of a bowl of rice please?
Oh- and please tell us on the menu that service is not included, we only realised the next morning, and felt awful, great service went un rewarded.
And the idea of offering single, exquisite chocolates- just fantastic

Visited October 2013
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Thank mandy s
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Holland
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195 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Good food, questionable value.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Reviewer Emohawk (below) is spot on. This is a nicely presented place with welcoming owners and a lovely waitress. Nice wine list, interesting menu. The issue is that if you go hungry you'll leave the same way. I feel the first mission of a restaurant is to feed me and here Pacifica let me down. It's not often I spend $160 for two on good food and wine before stopping off for fries on the way home!

  • Visited October 2013
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently exceeds dining experience”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Whether it is a business dinner, trade wine tasting, special event or to show off the best Hawke's Bay has to offer to out of town/country guests we always choose Pacifica! They consistently exceed expectations during the entire dining experience. From the award winning Chef Jeremy and his highly skilled, and also award winning, kitchen staff to the outstanding wine & beverage list to the always courteous, helpful and just right amount of attention we always refer guests to experience Pacifica and will continue to do so!

  • Visited September 2013
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