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Review of Dark Sky Diner

Dark Sky Diner
Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Price range: $4 - $22
Description: Located on Takapō (Tekapo) lakefront, Dark Sky Diner is undoubtedly the township's best positioned eatery with spectacular views day and night. The Diner ticks all the boxes when it comes to food, beverages, coffee, service and location. Enjoy a range of delicious options from our menu and cabinet selection during the day. The restaurant resets early evening creating a great dining option.
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Description: Located on Takapō (Tekapo) lakefront, Dark Sky Diner is undoubtedly the township's best positioned eatery with spectacular views day and night. The Diner ticks all the boxes when it comes to food, beverages, coffee, service and location. Enjoy a range of delicious options from our menu and cabinet selection during the day. The restaurant resets early evening creating a great dining option.
Reviewed January 21, 2020

Excellent steak great service etc etc great view
What More can I say 100 characters is crazy and if you word you can say all you need to say

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Jemgg
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DarkSkyDiner, Manager at Dark Sky Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia ora Jemgg,
Thanks for the great review - short and sweet!
I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your steak and the team delivered our usual high standard of food and service.
We hope to welcome you back again next time you're in Takapo.
Nga mihi,
Jemma

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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

We had a nice dinner ar dark sky. The green shell mossel starter was perfect and also the salmon as main dish. The servic3 was good and quick. Good balance in price and quality.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Beavisser12
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DarkSkyDiner, Manager at Dark Sky Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia ora Beavisser12,
Thank you so much for the great feedback.
It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the food, service and our amazing views.
See you next time you're in Takapo!
Nga mihi,
Jemma

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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Fabulous local fare in an unexpected location. Ate here while we waited for our tour to start and could not have been happier with our choice. The ribs fell off the bone and were mouth watering and the waffle fries had the perfect combination of flavor and crunch. The brunch bowl was a nice light affair that satisfied all the senses. Would recommend this for anyone in the area regardless if you are spending time in the observatory.

Date of visit: January 2020
2  Thank Brian L
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DarkSkyDiner, Manager at Dark Sky Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Kia ora Brian L,
Thank you for the lovely feedback and recommendation.
Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us.
See you next time you're in Takapo.
Nga mihi,
Jemma

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Reviewed January 16, 2020

We ate here on our first night at Lake Tekapo, I had salmon with salad and a smashed jacket potato. My meal was absolutely delicious, I could of had it again but decided to go back the next night and try something different. We were not disappointed, my husband had green lip mussels which he said they were the best he had ever eaten. I opted for healthy and had a delicious salad. Meals were the right size and nothing left on the plate.
Situated right on the lake, beautiful views to take in whilst dining.
Staff were well organised providing excellent service.

Date of visit: January 2020
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DarkSkyDiner, Manager at Dark Sky Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2020

Kia ora Joanne,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review - we really appreciate it.
Great to hear that you and your husband enjoyed it so much you came back a second night.
Safe travels!
Nga mihi,
Jemma

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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

We came to do the Dark Sky experience (also brilliant) and afterwards were distracted by the great views and wine menu. A few wines morphed into dinner which was absolutely delicious, all under a wonderfully scenic backdrop of Lake Tekapo and the snow capped mountains. Special mention to our server Kieran who was informative, friendly, and gave great service. This place is a must visit - don't miss!

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Tintinandsnowy13
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DarkSkyDiner, Manager at Dark Sky Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2020

Kia ora Tintinandsnowy13,
Thanks so much for the awesome review!
I'll definitely pass on your feedback to Kieran and the rest of the team.
See you next time you're in Takapo.
Nga mihi,
Jemma

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