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70 Alpha Street, Cambridge 2351, New Zealand
+64 7-827 7740
09:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the most amazing luncheon, with 30 friends and family. The most outstanding staff, excellent food. Great service! All my Guests where catered for faultlessly. Chetta is an outstanding staff member who took care off my guests to the greatest of excellence. Thank you Chetta, and thank you Tania for organising the guest room. This is my favourite Cambridge... More 

1 Thank IreneeNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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154 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy place. Seating is both inside and outside (and assume special seating upstairs). Couldn't decide what to order so our Server patiently came back three times. Had heard the noodle salad was incredible but we settled on the angus pizza because I love kumara. This tasted absolutely awesome. Desert available from the cabinet. The toilets were clean. I personally... More 

1 Thank w00fies
Christchurch, New Zealand
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359 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lunch here and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It is great to be greeted warmly. Lunch menu was varied with a beautiful Thai beef salad my choice and a Thai chicken curry for my partner

1 Thank Buckoinchch
Cambridge, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Onyx boosts itself as a great steak place, but it was one of the worst steaks I've ever eaten. It looked like a rectangle on my plate and was tuff and tasteless. The fish meals here are always excellent and so are the other meals, but will never buy a steak there again.

Thank Lmvrlv
Aroha C, Manager at Onyx, responded to this review

Hi there, not the experience we want you to walk away from having. If ever you are not happy with a meal, please let us know immediately so that it can be rectified. Our chefs are more then happy to re cook your meal or you may choose another option More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at ohaupo, had dinner at Onyx. Nice setting, sat outside, friendly staff, great food and wine. One downside..... a group of four seated next to us, and amongst other patrons, felt the need to swear constantly and loudly. They knew their waiter, and continued their language throughout dinner. This encouraged us to leave earlier than we wanted to, advised... More 

Thank Jan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very good Thai Beef Salad, my wife had the fish which was a real standout for quality, presentation, and flavour. I wouldn't usually go for fish when dining out, I would definitely do so here and look forward to it. Great service, good atmosphere. I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1 Thank Lastnamestanding
Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful meal .... service good .... Would come again .... this is the 4th time I have been .... business and private .... very happy

1 Thank kiwichickb4
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, especially Kaleb the barman, but all were pretty good. My Aunt's wedding was here, everything went smoothly, the food was amazing! Good wine selection. Great atmosphere, plenty of room down stairs and it was generally packed in the downstairs area. I really felt at home. It's a must for foodies visiting Cambridge

1 Thank zendub
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I totally recommend this restaurant. The food was lovely, hot, short wait. The staff are wonderful. Great atmosphere

1 Thank Anne M
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortunately, we booked ahead as the restaurant filled up quickly on a Saturday evening. The supervisor was efficient and friendly. we were very impressed with our young waitress who was friendly, efficient, courteous and helpful. The food was of a very good standard. Pleasant decor. we will happily go again if in the area.

1 Thank LARRY R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Alpha Street, Cambridge 2351, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 7-827 7740
Nestled in the heart of Cambridge, Onyx Cafe and Bar is the go-to whether passing through for a coffee or celebrating a milestone with family and friends. With it's dark furnishings and warm-tones timber flooring, Onyx is a humming lofty space sure to please anyone in your party. From succulent steaks, tender chicken and lamb dishes through to homemade wood fired pizzas, the brunch, lunch and dinner menu covers even the most fastidious of palettes. A delectable desert menu is available to round off an evening meal, with a cake cabinet on show throughout the day offering an array of tasty treats. Friendly, efficient and professional service is a guarantee with staff on hand to cater to your every whim. Dietary requirements are happily catered to without hassle, with your experience top priority. The function room is available to hire should you wish for a private meal or party. Your celebration can remain exclusive from start to finish, with the upstairs venue holding it's own bar and bathroom facilities. With a roaring fire in winter months and sunshine-streamed outdoor settings in summer, Onyx is a year-long favourite pick as a dining destination. Open seven days a week from 9am until late, Onyx is a gem in the crown of Cambridge that you will revisit again and again.

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