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186 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 4414, New Zealand
+64 6-357 8922
07:30 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Palmerston, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good cocktails, lovely staff and yummy food! Would definitely recommend to others. Thanks again Aqaba

Thank kimmi345
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a Sales Meeting we went here for Lunch, service and food was great, recommend it to anyone for value for Money as well.

Thank kandjhurley
Napier, New Zealand
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aqaba restaurant/bar has been around for decades at this location. Its worth a visit just for the building itself. Originally built as a Masonic lodge, it has later housed clothing retail and was a Night Club venue. It is huge. Come and look. Yesterday we were the first there for brekkie where, after a brief domestic argument within our nuclear... More 

Thank Local_Diner840
Auckland NZ
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest was hugely disappointed here . The building looks so inviting from the outside. Inside its like a big barn with poor acoustics and ambiance. We walked in and had to search for some one to tell us where to sit as we had booked. They did not explain that we had to go to the kitchen to... More 

Thank rikrik10
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here any times in the past so thought it would be good - however ordered the special - a pork and apple burger. Sadly not even a whiff of pork or apple in the nose or the mouth. I certainly could taste plenty of breadcrumbs - staff response less than satisfactory. Many good restaurants around so won't be... More 

Thank mail401
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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459 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been quite a while since our last visit, so we were keen to see if things were as good as we had experienced previously. The answer was a definite "yes". The young people who served us were uniformly friendly, helpful, and professional. The food came promptly, and was thoroughly enjoyable. We will still keep on coming.

Thank Tenorman41
Hong Kong, China
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521 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The cafe has some new and very welcome items on the menu such as the open-topped Mexican chicken sandwich. Service was excellent; bright, friendly and helpful!

1 Thank Perry B
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great for dinner and desert. Good atmosphere, nice food, great company, what else could you ask for. Drinks reasonable aswell

Thank lanceandange
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I use to come here frequently but over time the staff became dull, the food bland and service non existent. Didn't come for a few years and was back a few months ago as a friend wanted to meet here, I came with a negative opinion not happy to be there but wow have things changed! My meal was beautiful,... More 

Thank glcglc
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy a meal here! Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, yummy food! Spacious area which can be a noisy!

Thank wickedlee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 4414, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 8922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?