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“Fantastic setting, fantastic food!”
Review of Ma Maison

Ma Maison
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic setting, fantastic food!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I think this is by far the best location for a restaurant in Akaroa. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery on a stunning day, the kids playing in the playground in our view, while we enjoyed a delicious lunch. The food was outstanding and service was great. We have been here once before late at night for desert, it had great ambience with candle light and a roaring fire... My husband still raves about the chocolate torte! Looking forward to our next visit!!

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Ma Maison was excellent on a previous visit to Akaroa and the reason for returning for a luncheon. Food was nowhere near as delightfully presented this time and the service was abrupt. The waiter just mumbled the specials of the day. It is starting to look and feel rundown.

Visited April 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“delicious food - romantic atmosphere”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Bluff oysters were superb. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely too. Very enjoyable night.

Visited April 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb food and enjoyment”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Been staying at Akaroa for a night during this May12. All the restaurant closed earlier and we have drive all the way in Akaroa, finally we found this restaurant for dinner... The food, was awesome, we sit outside of the restaurant with around 0 Celsius of weather.. Superb food i can said, especially New Zealand Oyster, wow, i cant forget the taste until today!

  • Visited May 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Very disappointing”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. I had eaten here before about two years previously and had enjoyed my meal, but this time none of our party of four enjoyed the service or the meal. The service was pleasant but not attentive and the waiter was quite elusive. When the food was eventually brought to the table, there was no cutlery, no-one had come to set the table and made it ready for us to dine. We had to ASK for cutlery after the food as in front of us. The food portions were too small for the price they charged. One of the main ingredients to a dish that was served to us was so minimal on the plate it was pitiful. And the scallops were a huge disappointment too - small, tiny even and left attached to possibly one of its organs, which I didn't want to eat and nor should they be served this way.

  • Visited February 2012
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