We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outstanding Cuisine in Whitianga”
Review of Motu Kitchen - CLOSED

Motu Kitchen
Price range: $26 - $73
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Food is a delightful and culinary journey with charming and attentive service that makes for an amazing dining experience. The restaurant is fresh in colour and design and Emily waits to greet you with a smile. Thank you for making the evening special for us.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
5  Thank DavidinNZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (176)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

142 - 146 of 176 reviews

Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a fine dining experience not to be missed. The customer service was first class and the food was out of this world. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it is one we will never forget. If you don't want to pay for the experience then please stay away as you will not enjoy it. First class people first class food first class experience.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
5  Thank ngasandra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Period! Perfect food, relaxed & refined atmosphere. After our meal, the cook came and sat outside with us to chat and pour a couple of wines - excellent!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
6  Thank Adam D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We visited Whitianga as part of a 29 day New Zealand tour and by day 8 we were beginning to become tired of the usual NZ fair of Lamb Rump, Scotch Fillet and Seafood. We were recommended Motu kitchen as somewhere a little different to try. We popped by on the way back from a lengthy day walking to Cathederal Cove and Cooks Beach, just to book a table, and was talked into styling for some "early doors" refreshments and snacks, which were simply superb. We returned in the evening for what was to be the meal of the holiday. The quality of the meal rivalled anything we have eaten anywhere in the world. The service was great, and the laid back but efficient attitude of the young staff was a credit to the management team. Prices compared to quality was also cheap. We hope to visit again in the future.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
6  Thank MikeThompson244
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We booked here for my mothers birthday for a group of 8 all visiting from different places. It was the perfect choice and everyone was very impressed. Meals were delicious (and we tried just about everything between us all!) The food was beautifully presented and the staff were all very friendly and welcoming in this charming renovated house. I hope I will be visiting Whitianga again soon so I can take others to experience this great restaurant.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
6  Thank Bluebelle2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Motu Kitchen also viewed

Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula
Cooks Beach, Whitianga
 
Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula
 
Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula
Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing