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Manaia Kitchen & Bar

228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 9050
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (44 reviews)
“tapas” (14 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped over for lunch while passing through Tairua. We both ordered fish and chips. It was nice and fresh accompanied by thick cut chips and a small salad. Good place to call in to and the bar area has a nice atmosphere. Lovely outdoor area...More

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walking central corner location, not that anywhere is too far in little Tairua! :) Trendy restaurant and menu but friendly, down to earth owners and staff Food is great, especially the Pizzas. Bit manic in holiday season, often run out of fresh fish dish...More

1  Thank thomasgrayc
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We were on a road trip and had to stop for lunch. So glad we chose this place, since it has been the best we've tried so far (not that the others have been bad, but this one has been on the top three always...More

Thank Rocío G
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for coffee on our way through last weekend. Coffee was really good, the scones, while massive, we're only average. The part that really got me was that these guys still charge a 2% credit card fee. I have never...More

4  Thank Sam O
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a really nice spot to have dinner in Tairua. Nice outdoor seating and really good woodfired pizzas.

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Our lamb salads and eggs Benedict were beautiful and so were the drinks. Unfortunately the eggs came 10 min before the two salads. When suggesting they should have arrived together so we could have eaten at the same time, the waitress was offhand so service...More

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We had a super meal here last night - choice was great, food was gorgeous and service was friendly and warm - would happily eat here again. Thank you .

Thank dawniedee
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Needing dinner we walked into a couple of cafes, restaurants but they didn't feel right until we walked into Manaia. At one we turned to each other and said This feels good. The weather was cold, bleek, and wet but inside with the strong plastic...More

Thank Anne255371
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Stopped in for brunch on our way up the peninsula. Yummy hot chocolate and hubby pronounced the coffee very good. Both ordered the eggs benedict and they were very good. Nice to have both a slice of sourdough and a potato cake - crispy on...More

1  Thank sonyaf22
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Ours was a winter visit as we knew the Curry Nights had begun for winter. We had 3 choices and decided on the butter chicken. The meat was generous the sauce spicy and delisious. it was a generous portion so as we were taking away...More

Thank Susan D
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2 September 2017|
Response from JohnPaul1950 | Reviewed this property |
Traveler ratings - Excellent:90 Very good:92 Average:28 Poor:14 Terrible:15 #2 of 10 Restaurants in Tairua...!!! Surely, it is not all that bad according to the above Tripadvisor stats...! However: half the venue being... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 9050
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Fully licensed cafe/restaurant located in the heart of Tairua. Enjoy woodfired pizzas, tapas or choose from A la carte menu.
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