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Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$French, Seafood,
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Seafood, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

The chef made me a special salad and three different flavored falafel sliders. It was amazing. They also have a nice back patio that overlooks the water.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gsamale
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

as opposed to another review, both food and service were very good. Casual, view out into the sea, rel.quiet as opposed to the wharf. To be recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suesli
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good when it finally arrived and our incorrect main meal turned out to be better than the one we orderred. The waiter was nice but very vague and made mistakes

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cathhoops
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place, beautiful views (10/10). Food was of a very high standard and will be coming back. Only a breif visit as travelling around south island but will make another visit on my way north again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SoloT97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a favourite to eat at when I'm in Akaroa. Excellent food & service never fails to please . And the best dining view in Akaroa. Really recommend MaMasion Akaroa for a dining experience like no other A+++. Will be back next time

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank RBCoolheat1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an early ish solo dinner as staying outside down. Entrees did not appeal as time was ltd. Fish of the day was described as blue cod on nicoise style salad. actuality sort of tallied with the description, two smallish slices of blue cod...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrMink
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful little restaurant! The staff are the friendliest bunch of folks I've ever met, the food was great, and you are basically sitting on the beach so the view is amazing. Cannot stress enough that this is THE restaurant you need to check...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank OohSnap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing this was a great place to go we were disappointed with the food. Waited 45 minutes for a main of fish of the day which ended up being over cooked, dry and tough. They had run out of desserts except for one. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FarAway48583014933
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a reservation. Directed to a table, not sat. Waited 20 minutes for a menu. Ordered seafood pasta and fish special. Pasta ok nothing special. Fish was wahoo- tough not a good fish for a special. Waited long for the food. Mediocre.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donald J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just want to say we had the best night out at ma maison. After a long days drive we arrived late for our booking. For a start the food was fantastically fresh and just perfectly yummy. But the main thing was the staff... so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ameliepiggott
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 27
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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. Since 2002, Ma Maison has been delighting locals and visitors to Akaroa with the very best cuisine, cocktails and setting. We’re open for Breakfast, Lunch and a la carte Dining from 11am.
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