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“Very Friendly FOH Staff and nice food, considering the seclusion of west coast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Snake Bite Brewery

Snake Bite Brewery
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Thai, New Zealand, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Asian Street Food and Kiwi Favourites. Ideal for sharing! We are the former 88 Asian Fusion restaurant. In May 2015 we had a fire. We re opened as Snake Bite Brewery in December 2015 offering the same fantastic Asian Dishes made from fresh local produce with a few additions including a bakery and some of the best South Island Craft Beer on tap. We look forward to you joining us.
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Friendly FOH Staff and nice food, considering the seclusion of west coast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went in for a late night diner after arriving from Queenstown as we were visiting ex-workmates . It had only been a day or so since the restaurant had started and as we were explained by our lady host, they were gearing up for some 2000 plus travellers in the Christmas season. The lady was from Christchurch and had a background in Advertisement and marketing for years before moving into restaurants. She made us feel comfortable among psychedelic neon light interiors with colourful plastic chairs and glasses. A tad bit dark for my personal taste but it was fine.

At the other end I assume they were starting up with some DJ playing music for the late night party and there was also some young crowd behind us. Their menu definitely justifies their fusion theme and given the seclusion of the location like Franz Josef I could possibly pardon the use of readymade pastes like a Thai green curry or a chilly sambal straight from a jar.

Beyond everything the friendly service that we received was one of the noticeable fact since New Zealand doesn't have a high service standard overall. We also offered to leave tips through card since we were not carrying spare cash but the Lady at the front refused it.

A pleasant experience all in all, for a change.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Funky fusion in Franz Joseph”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

A really modern, even ‘funky’, designed bar and restaurant in what can often be a grey dismal place due to the high rainfall in this area.

The staff are very attentive and pleasant.

Unfortunately we only stopped here for coffee, which was excellent. However, the menu looked exciting so will be definitely be returning here one day for a full meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice breakfast meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very yummy pies and you will know that it's a home made. Nice place to have breakfast. Will recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“crazy decor, good Asian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Friendly and attentive service, large portions of Asian style food (mmmm....pork belly.....). Go hungry and try to ignore the crazy decor and music. The food is worth it. Free wifi always a bonus.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

The food is fantastic and the service spectacular. I ordered Thai food and loved every bite. So did the 4 other adults I was with. The atmosphere is very fun.

Visited January 2014
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