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Toi Cafe & Bar

Cafe, Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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22 Ngawaka Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0805
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great fresh and tasty food available. Great ambience and customer service was high. Nice to relax in a great setting

Thank htipen_144424
Hastings, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Tasty food, good service and great coffee. Clean bathroom facilities. Clean place to eat. Would recommend.

Thank bruce_tracey
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

The ladies prepare excellent food and are a joy to visit with. They shared their stories of growing up in the small community, and made us feel so welcome. We had pizza, and ate there twice in our four days in Turangi.

Thank Pilotstrvl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We ordered a chicken pasta dish that was pretty good. It only cost $15 NZD. Climbing wall next to the restaurant.

Thank travelguy1969
Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Rafting NZ. Excellent food and service. The anti-pasto platter was delicious and the kids enjoyed the seafood platter. They thought the chips were delicious!

Thank Carolyn B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

We popped by the cafe for a quick lunch of pizza and quiche. The margerita pizza ($10) was thinly crusted, which is a winner with us. The tomato and cheese layer was nicely done, and flavourful enough without toppings. The spinach and feta quiche ($4) was tasty as well. We then decided to give it a second go for dinner... More 

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South Waikato NZ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Almost un-eatable. Pie, mash, peas & gravy ordered $10. Took ages to be served only to discover chips instead of mash, no gravy and a very dry pie. The pizza was awful with very little topping, base wasn't crisp, etc, etc. Made us feel ashamed to be KIWIS's if this is what they serve tourists.

1 Thank smilesrfreeNZ2013
Turangi, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I have been here a few times and love the food here, The service is great both ladys who served us had big smiles and lovely attitude and are great cooks will tell everyone about the great service and well presented food. Thanks for great meal

Thank Mistiq H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

3 adults and 3 children, 2 children had been on the rock climbing business next door and were famished. We noticed very little vegetarian options, so settled for Toasted sandwiches. Stated clearly to the lady who took our orders that 3 were vegetarians; When the sandwiches arrived, they were made from cheese and Bacon Bread....... They were returned, meanwhile very... More 

Thank Roma032
Sharne76, Owner at Toi Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am very disappointed that your self & your family left Toi Cafe with ill feeling.We pride ourselves on great service & great food and saddened this was not delivered in this instance. Firstly, in regard to vegetarian options- we do have blackboard options listed vegetarian pasta, salads, toasted sandwiches & a vegetarian pizza available.... More 

Darwin, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Toi has brought Turangi's food and entertainment scene into the 21st century. Manaakitanga (hospitality) and tasteful metropolitan influences have been bought together in an atmosphere of casual sophistication. We found the welcoming service of the owners and polite staff to be first rate. By day Toi provided the perfect child friendly sanctuary for time out from our busy holiday schedule.... More 

Thank Retara R

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reservations, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Ngawaka Place, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 0805
Family friendly cafe and bar,live music venue on selected weekends

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