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“Top Class Restaurant”
Review of Motu Kitchen - CLOSED

Motu Kitchen
Price range: $26 - $73
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Fine dining in Whitianga at its best ! food is beautifully presented and of high quality - Emily and Ian have high standards so diners wont be disappointed - definitely a restaurant not to be missed!

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1  Thank LorettaG55
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful night out at Motu.
The food was excellent.
We really enjoyed our duck pâté and squid starters and the duck and beef mains. Very tasty.
The deserts were indulgent.
The wine selection was good as was the coffee

1  Thank Bill P
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were lucky enough to come across Motu kitchen on the Internet when we planned our wedding. It was a lucky day for us. We were given a planned menu encompassing new Zealand's finest seafood.

We made no alterations to our 7 courses as there was no need. It was perfect.

On the actual night the food was as they promised. Amazing. The Staff were cheerful and attentive and the restaurant setting was beautiful.

Thank you so very much Emily and Ian for a memorable and very lovely evening which we shall not forget. Our guests are still raving about the night.

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1  Thank maria s
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very friendly wait staff and lovely décor. We enjoyed our entrées but unfortunately decided that next time we would try something else on the menu for the mains. (My husband had the duck and found it lacking in flavour ... could be the fault of the duck! .. and I had the beef cheek which I hadn't had before and didn't like the texture ..... so just one of those things sadly). Didn't make it to desserts but maybe next time.

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1  Thank OutandAboutnz
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

A group of six of us dined at this restaurant last night and all agreed that this is quite possibly the most delicious food that we have eaten in many years! The creativity of the chef is to be applauded. His presentation was exquisite and every mouthful was a pleasurable treat and completely unexpected! The food, however, was not the only surprise - the service was outstanding and completely delightful with a description given of each item on the plate. She was absolutely charming - these two make a fantastic team!

If you are ever in Whitianga you must have dinner at the Motu Kitchen - and if you are not in Whitianga, it would be worth travelling there just for dinner!

Thanks you two - it was a beautiful dinner that we all thoroughly enjoyed!

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2  Thank HolidaysWaikato
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