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“5 star dining”

Manaia Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Tairua
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Fully licensed cafe/restaurant located in the heart of Tairua. Woodfired pizzas, all day menu, dinner menu, sun-drenched courtyard. Tairua is a key stopping point for people traveling to destinations around The Coromandel. Equally, it is a much-loved local hotspot, favoured for its fresh and innovative cuisine, friendly service and spacious sun-drenched courtyard. Established over 10 years ago, Manaia Kitchen and Bar has kept pace with culinary trends while retaining its relaxed Coromandel vibe. Manaia Kitchen and Bar’s contemporary dining menu showcases the quality produce and kaimoana of the Coromandel and caters to every palate and appetite. From a morning coffee spot in the sun to a late night live music party, Manaia is constantly filled with people gathering in groups and having a good time.
Reviewed March 7, 2014

We went for an evening meal and were delighted by every aspect of the experience. The food was cooked superbly and was well presented. The portions were very generous and the service was quick and carried out with a friendly smile. We had the antipasti and calamari for starters followed by eye fillet and fish of the day, both presented on a bed of perfectly cooked risotto. You could tell that the chosen ingredients were of high quality. As a bonus there was a great range of local and not so local beers and wine. We will definitely return.

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Thank Walden16
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant was amazing, a wonderful Nicoise and Tuna steak salad that my chef husband raved about.I had the Fish and beautiful hand cut chips, They made Lactose free smoothie and Toastie for our son, Our friends had the lamb and Tuna.

What a delight after being rudely shouted at Pepe because they didnt have most of their menu.
The service was quick and polite and the coffee perfect.My little boy already has requested we go for more smoothies and as we pass through here a lot , we certainly will , thank you so much.

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Thank Ali-Henrik
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

dined one night early part of the week, but was still reasonably busy
very limited menu , basically only about 6 pizzas and 4 items that were available that evening , seems they run some nights on a very limited menu
hours of trade are very erratic opens somedays 10am somedays 3pm some days closed so need to check if going during the day
Wine by the glass very erratic pouring of amount, didnt appear to be a mark or logo on glass so was left to the whim of the bartender , sometimes big variances , think also depends if barperson knows you , maybe pays to be a local
Pizza was surprisingly very good , reasonable topping ingredients , thin base
Side salad and fries were reasonable in size and flavour , salad was only mesculum with small slivers of cheese and dressing
Coffee sometimes good sometimes burnt depends upon whoever is making
need some training in that area
Prices are reasonable for the quality

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Thank johntoddl
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We were quite late getting to the restaurant two nights ago, at c. 21:00 However we were delighted with their hospitality and the food. The Coromandel mussels and Sauvignon Blanc Clark's Estate were to die for and the wood fired pizza finished it off perfectly.
Well done chef and staff.
Roger N
Maidenhead UK

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Thank Roger N
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Food was good and reasonably priced with seating inside and out.
The staff were very friendly and efficient.

Thank Colin B
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