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“Good place for dinner”
Review of The Whaler

The Whaler
Ranked #8 of 59 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Had the Salmon and Prawns and the Seafood chowder plus the garlic bread - great combination give it a try

Thank David Y
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Kaikoura is an expensive place to eat and this place is perhaps the best value in town.The porterhouse steak at $15.95 is great value and it was cooked to perfection.My wife had the soup of the day which was also excellent.The calamari as an entree was also good.
The staff were efficent and friendly.The best value in town.

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Thank sherpa33
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our family had a great meal of steaks and seafood here on our first night in Kaikoura. Very friendly traditional pub atmosphere. Staff was friendly, service was fast, and food was excellent. Good local fish and our teenager enjoyed a great steak. Great selection of Monteith's on tap. Close to hotels and shopping.

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Thank BearFam2013
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We walked through town in the afternoon and decided on this place based on the menu and prices. It looks like a restaurant but it works like a pub in that you place your order at the bar, pay in advance and they bring the food out to your table. My wife had decided on their steak special which was only NZ$ 15.50 and I had the pie of the day which was ale, steak and mushrooms. Hers came with mashed potatoes and a salad and mine came with chips and a salad. We both enjoyed our meals and would order them again.

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Thank rrobbinsCleveland
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a night stay in the beautiful town of Kaikoura on our recent two week travels around the South Island of NZ and was looking for a nice hearty meal. This place was fantastic, the chef certainly knows how to cook the salmon to perfection! It was delicious, better than I have ever eaten. My husband had the ribs which were also equally as delicious as our teenage son who is quite a fussy eater said they were delish too. The famous $15.50 steak was also eaten by our other teenage son who said the only complaint was that he couldn't lick the plate! Great food, lovely friendly German waitress and a fantastic atmosphere.

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