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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ

40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 27 376 3619
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (107 reviews)
“fritters” (57 reviews)
“rice” (64 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fresh seafood in a really nice setting. Very casual and authentic. May not suit purists but definitely should be on the list of most people. Bring some hot sauce if you want to spice up the food.

Thank hedgefund007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and wide variety of seafood choices here by the sea, located way out from mainland Kaikoura. This place is prone to birds attacking your food and you will have to constantly cover it with your hand. Food gets cold pretty quick as there was...More

1  Thank 377tristanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What amazing food. Nothing deep fried, healthy and as fresh as you can get. Chowder and groper delish, shame they didn’t have brown Soda bread for that perfect accompaniment to the gorgeous chowder. Hope they get some sun shade for the tables,

Thank DarthFD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaikoura is famous for its crayfish. You must try the BBQ crayfish. It is best to have it at the shop instead of packing it back to your hostel or hotel.

Thank AlvinZhang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along the Kaikoura peninsula and the BBQ van was located in the right place. Great seafood and the price was decent.

Thank Yoram H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outdoor very casual dining, fresh seafood, very reasonable prices. Great view of the ocean front. Open for lunch till 4pm.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a two night stay in Kaikoura in October, we very much wanted to try Kaikoura Seafood as we had heard so much about it. We finally stopped in after doing the entire peninsula walk - hungry and very much looking forward to the scallops....More

1  Thank lovesthesun-7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered one crayfish (90 NZ) and one seafood platter (53). I will not comment on the price of the cray fish as it is to reflect the scarcity. But the fish : way over coocked beyond reason. Same goes for mussels and lastly the...More

Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crayfish (like small lobster) was served with rice and salad. That is the most expensive dish but the rest was reasonable. The seafood chowder was great and mussels really fresh and juicy. Total bill for our family of 4 was NZ $86 for lunch. Go...More

Thank joyance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the scallops and grilled fish of the day. Fish was so tough, super overcooked by some teenagers and totally unbeatable. No sauces available to make it more tolerable.. avoid this place!

Thank Lucy L
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27 January 2015|
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Response from NivAuckland | Reviewed this property |
If you are walking it will take you take you about an hour at a leisurely pace. I don't know if you can catch a bus. You could get a taxi
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 27 376 3619
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Recommended by Lonely Planet. Freshly cooks seafood to order on BBQ outdoors. Very good and cheaper than the local restaurants. Everything served in a sandwich or with rice and salad. Open daily weather permitting from 11am
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