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Ma Maison

2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Stunning location
"This is a top-class restaurant in a stunning setting."
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2. Delicious food
"The standard of cuisine could easily have been on master chef"
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3. Excellent service
"The service is so welcoming and friendly that you don't want to leave."
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good service and excellent food. The portion sizes were generous, and beautifully presented. Good wine selection. Friendly staff. A very pleasant dining experience.

Thank KPG2503
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 October 2017

For 17 days in South Island, carefully analyzing reviews, we kept an open mind and searched desperately for a fine dining experience. Eventually we gave up, lowered our expectations, and started eating pies and cryovaced meals. On our second last day we found the perfect...More

3  Thank Dojii
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Akaroa and made a reservation for a table the next evening at 7pm. When we arrived at 6.45 , in time for a pre meal drink we found a notice on the door saying they were closed for kitchen repairs but would...More

2  Thank mature-traveller49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ma Maison to try there Seafood Chowder for lunch it was beautiful, we were persuaded to try their desserts too, whihc were just as good! Our waiter was lovely, he was very helpful when we asked advise.

Thank Kellie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tonight is our last night in Akaroa and we were looking for somewhere special. Ma Maison was perfect! Their food, wine and service were right up there with the very best, but still with a casual feel. Definitely not a cheap night out but excellent...More

1  Thank Isabella B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visted with another couple. Wonderful food, absolutely massive servings. My husband and I shared an entre and I ordered an entre as my main meal. Still couldn't manage to try the deserts.

Thank Prue B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant for dinner due to its lovely setting on the waterfront. Beautiful to watch the sun go down while eating dinner in the sheltered outside section. We started with the baguette as an entree, which was nice but quite pricy for what it...More

Thank sp511
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful entree choices. Then, Aged Beef, perfectly cooked, melting in my mouth! Creamy smoked garlic! Mmmmmm! The food was so good. Great wine list at reasonable prices too. Very happy!

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great food, backed up by first class service . Good seafood or Asian style menu , nice atmosphere - recommend

Thank Hartcrag123
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of the year at this venue SO Let’s start with the location it couldn’t be better , the day was perfect as was the bride The food was excellent, the staff are attentive but not...More

Thank les s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 100
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668
  • E-mail
Overlooking Dailey's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour, Ma maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The view speaks for itself! Set away from the hustle and bustle, our Restaurant offers a very private dining experience, one to be enjoyed and savoured.
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