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Mokoia Restaurant

$$$$, European,
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 5100
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roulade” (5 reviews)
“purple yam” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Once again I returned to Mokoia with my Mum and Dad to treat them to a special lunch. If I could give this place a 10, it wouldn't be enough. The food is local, fresh and cooked to perfection. The menu reads exceptionally well and...More

Thank Bigpunt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great food along with great service from Binod. Can highly recommend for those wanting a fine meal in very nice surroundings.More

Thank Andrew B
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrew B, Thank you an awesome 5-star feedback. I am very glad to hear regarding your overall dining experience here at Mokoia Restaurant. We pride our service and food. Your comment will help strengthen our motivation even more. Thank you once again. We look...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food is superb...!!!, the service by the waitress RUHI excelent...., so very kind, very good at sugesting what to eat and drink..... The decor could be upgradedMore

Thank Eduardo S
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Dear Eduardo S, Thank you very much for providing us with a feedback. Our team here at the restaurant is very delighted to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Ruhi is also very happy to hear from you. Your comment in regards to decor has...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We did the option of picking three dishes from each course. This review isn't going to be long. YUM! No disappointments at all. So beautifully cooked and presented. If I lived in Rotorua, it would be my go to restaurant.More

Thank OscarPirate
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Kiaora OscarPirate, Wow! Thank you for an amazing 5-star review on your overall dining experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are very delighted. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal and the shared dining option. Thank you once...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Disappointed considering the reviews and ratings I was expecting something special. The food and service was OK. But in general this place is very average in my opinion mainly due to the fact that it was a cold winters night. It is freezing to take...More

Thank Karyl C
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Karyl C, Thank you for taking the time to review on us. I sincerely apologize as your experience did not meet your expectation. Our goal has and always will be guest satisfaction. We will keep working hard as a team and ensure that our...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went on date night with my wife, We arrived early and the bar was busy. It looked a bit short staffed but staff managed and gave good service in the bar. We were shown through to the restaurant and then the magic began. Restaurant staff...More

Thank Lance D
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Lance D, Thank you for providing us with a 5-star feedback. I am very happy to hear regarding your Mokoia Dining Experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are delighted. We pride our food and service. So, Thank you very...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Harmony throughout the place, true colours of nature, reflections of lights around...we have spent amazing days here with my family. The Mokoia Restaurant offers unforgettable experiences in fine dining. Binod, our host for the evenings offered us exactly what we needed in terms of food...More

Thank Eniko M
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Eniko M, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am very delighted to hear regarding your overall WaiOra Experience. Thank you for a 5-star review. Yoru comment has been sahred with the team, Binod especially. I am glad you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I spent the weekend at Waiora Resort and Spa and dined both nights at Mokoia Restuarant. Our host, Binod, was very professional and the service was impeccible...not to mention the delicious melt in your mouth food! Binods recommendations were spot on and...More

Thank Maree A
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Maree A, Wow! Thank you for providing us with an amazing review and a 5-star rating. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are delighted, especially Binod. It is very pleasing to hear regarding your overall WaiOra and Mokoia Experience. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We looked up tripadvisor for somewhere to dine in Rotorua. We found that Mokokia had great reviews so we decided to go. We arrived at 8.30pm with out making a reservation lucky it was mid-week as we were the only dinners. Semi greeted us with...More

Thank DuGae
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear DuGae, Thank you for a generous 5-star feedback. Our team here at Mokoia Restaurant is very delighted to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Semi is very glad to hear from you. Wow! We take a huge pride when are guests are completely satisfied...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

While staying at the Wai Ora Restort we frequented Mokoia Restaurant for dinner over a number of evenings. Everything time the quality of service from the waiters, to excellent food from the kitchen was consistent and to a very high standard. Mokoia Restaurant promotes Pacific...More

1  Thank Mark_Kayaker_Cycling
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Mark_Kayaker_Cycling, Thank you for generous 5-star feedback. I am very happy to hear regarding your overall WaiOra and Mokoia Dining experience. Your comment has brought a huge pride in our team. This has hugely motivated us and we will keep striving towards reaching the...More

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Jacqueline O
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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it would depend on what you want to spend. I think $120 would be generous, but you could google the menu and decide.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 80
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 5100
  • E-mail
Description
Mokoia Restaurant is a definitive fine dining experience featuring creative Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh and flavoursome local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in healthy gourmet cuisine using unique indigenous foods and herbs. Executive Chef Ervin Y Garde has created a menu that he feels embraces the essence of contemporary New Zealand culture. Join us for breakfast, high teas, lunch and dinner, enjoy freshly squeezed beverages from our fresh juice bar and experience first class hospitality in a positively breath-taking lakefront location.
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