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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

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Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
07:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for lunch and had the most amazing freshly fried fish on a quinoa and black bean salad with avocado salsa. Perfect food for a summer day

Thank Miranda R
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I ate dinner at Kai Whakapai during our stay in Wanaka and it was great. They have outdoor seating which was great on a nice night. We all ordered pizza - the mushroom, the chorizo, and the prosciutto and I thought the prosciutto was the best. They also had a selection of NZ beers and ciders. Overall,... More 

Thank globaladventures2017
Point Roberts, Washington
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The breakfast was good, but the staff didn't seem to be too interested in satisfying their customers. To bad, but I guess they are so busy they don't have to care...

Thank allan m
Findlay, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got our meals to takeaway as it was looking pretty overcast. The chorizo pizza was fantastic! Great combination of flavours. Just wish we could have stayed to have a beer.

Thank lauraknecht
Beijing, China
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a fancy place (you order and pay at the front), but excellent food. It was a rainy evening, so tables were at a premium, but we saw that there's plenty of outdoor seating if the weather is nice. A little pricey by US standards but about average for New Zealand, this was great value because the food was so... More 

Thank Nainai27
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has people there all the time never seems to button off whether it's coffee breakfast lunch or dinner great on a good day with outside dinning never eaten or drank badly here

Thank Bill B
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch menu. Had the salad with falafel, beers, creme fraiche and toasted sunflower seeds. Best thing I ate in NZ!

Thank hvl21950
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed time with nice Wanaka beer and live song at sunshine. Many people like this place. 저녁 식사 후 맥주 마시기 좋습니다. 저녁에는 라이브 공연 있었습니다. 토요일 저녁에 방문했습니다. 모두 즐거운 여행 보내세요.

Thank minjung k
United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, great beer, friendly staff and quick service, oh did I mention good food. We're locals, and we love Kai WhakaPai. We have a child, and although the front tables appear to be a young hangout - it's fun for everyone. If you want peace and quiet upstairs is good for catching up on emails and enjoying the view... More 

Thank mtnspiritorg
Norwich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside on the bench with a local beer and ordered so super tasty food... falafel was awesome (recommended by the staff when I needed help). There was a busker out the front which meant music, sunshine, good food, beer and view of the lake! Spectacular!!!

Thank Francesca C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7795

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