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“Excellent burgers”

The Kurious Kiwi Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $9 - $28
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Kurious Kiwi is the place to come and toast the famous kiwi you know and love! We are open daily from 11.30am and pride ourselves on providing fresh NZ cuisine whenever possible. You can try our NZ Lamb Rump, NZ Pulled Pork, Roast Chicken & Mushroom Pie or one of our yummy sandwiches or burgers. We have an amazing NZ Wine List to try with some of the best NZ wines in the world!We can cater for any type of function with our private Moa Room and love to cater for big groups. Come in and enjoy a NZ beer or cocktail in our Kea Lounge Bar or sunny outside area or try one of NZ cuts of meat from our Butcher's Block or meals from our extensive menu.
Cyprus
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent burgers”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Although the place was almost empty the night we visited, the food and service were excellent. We tried lamb burger.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Sturminster Newton, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great food. We had the lamb rack and a juicy steak, both dishes were great and we licked our plates clean. Deserts were not to the same standard but still quite nice. Very welcoming , friendly staff. A real gem of a place in Rotorua

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Adi A
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carcassonne
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cool ambiance, food not great”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Noisy (loud sounds, you have to really use your voice) scarcely decorated restaurant, average food, chicken too dry, friendly staff though.

Visited February 2013
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Thank renee1963
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Not so Kurious”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food was good but the service was hit and miss (we seemed to have two waiters, one of whom was great, the other was very friendly but very slow!)

Would have been better if the tables were a bit closer together to give the place more atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Dani S
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A good night out”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Touring NZ got to Rotorua late at about 8pm found a nice motel in Fenton Street just a block from the Kurious Kiwi. Went out to find an evening meal at about 9pm and walked past B***** King and found the Kurious Kiwi. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, the service was excellent.
I had a steak which was cooked exactly as I'd requested (Med-rare) and my wife had a prawn dish. We sampled each other's dishes and both agreed that they were excellent, we even shared an ice cream sundae for desert. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others. Just hope it's still there on our next trip to NZ in about 3 years time!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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