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“Sushi works of art” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kai Ika Restaurant

Kai Ika Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Alofi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Sushi works of art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Royal Feast presentation was so artful that I was reluctant to break it all up and eat it - it was several minutes admiring before I attacked it. It was delicious. The Miso soup - another assault on the taste buds. The Japanese chef knows how to do food magic. The tempura was pretty good too. Pizza next night for a bit of a change - extra chilli and olives - yum yum. Staff all friendly and helpul. (Dunny is in a tin shed out the back which doesn't detract from the dining experience).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Blenheim, New Zealand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best presented sushi I've seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited Kai Ika after reading TA reviews. It totally deserves the exccellent reviews.
We chose the $40.00 "Royal Feast" Delicious Miso soup followed by beautifully presented sashimi,salad, and seaweed salad platter, sushi and nigiri platter, and beautiful tempura plate.
Totally recommend this place. Kai Ika also makes Pizza and will cook your fish if raw doesn't appeal

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mary2936
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Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“I love Chirashizushi at Kai Ika!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

When you have a chance to visit in Niue, you have to stop at Kai Ika, and enjoy lunch and dinner!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neko2013-Neko2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Thank you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Many thanks for the enjoyable evening with had with the fresh sushi. Highly recommended.
we returned the next day and got an ice cream from the ark.
a great selection of flavours. I enjoyed the coconut marshmallow. Rum and raisin very good also.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gordonp409
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Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Top class Japanese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

What a surprise this restaurant was. After disappointing food at the resort, the food quality here was superb. From Sushi and the freshest sashimi, through to other dishes. A must visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lotuseaters42
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avi r, Owner at Kai Ika Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thanks for the good review very happy you liked the food
hope to see you back on the rock
avi and the team
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