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Jambalaya Southern kitchen

49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
+64 9-424 7201
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“jambalaya” (32 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (34 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I ordered an eye fillet steak - medium rare. Even though it was med-rare it still managed to be ridiculously tough and lacking in flavour! I've eaten lots of steak in NZ, and this was hands down the worst! And they charge $35 for this...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The food was faultless and so well presented. Staff were kind and attentive. The tables however were sticky and felt like they needed a vigorous scrub down. The tables are also too tightly packed; none of our table are overweight yet we had to squeeze...More

Thank Picklebuckets
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Such a fabulous little place to eat. Great tasting food (do try the chicken wings - you will not be sorry). Good prices and good portions. Loved it all and will be back.

Thank Jacquip1
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had an early dinner at Jambalaya before a movie and were a little disappointed. We ordered the corn bread as an entree and it was so sweet we couldn't get through it. Not knowing the cuisine, I wish the waitress had forewarned us as...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We went here on a friend's recommendation. We walked in and instantly thought of pictures we have seen of New Orleans. Strings of fairy lights hung from the ceilings. There were old pictures of musicians and Radio City New York and American licence plates on...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

One of our Favourite Restaurants !! Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is fabulous - definitely recommend

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We attended this establishment on a Thursday, which is rib night, however, we decided to order off the menu. The pizza we ordered was delicious, very well cooked, with plenty of topping. The jambalaya however, was a taste disappointment, with the promised fat juicy chorizo...More

Thank sussan59
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I ordered the half rack of ribs. The serving size was quite generous but the ribs were quite dry (didn't taste slow cooked, bit tough) and the sauce wasn't very appealing. Also ordered corn bread which was delicious!

Thank Aaliyah1021
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This unassuming building within Little Manly shopping area offers immediate outside street parking. Inside however, the southern state of the USA simply takes over. The “Dixie” style of the décor, great nostalgic background music and authentic artefacts characterise the restaurant. The menu completes the deal....More

Thank Peter3152
jambalaya2015, Manager at Jambalaya Southern kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you very much for taking out time for these wonderful compliments. Manly sure is a nice social place with lots of options, but we are glad you chose us for your first experience and we kept that expectations. We would definitely like to serve...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Rib night on a Thursday - they use very cheap fatty cuts of meat - yukky, not much meat mostly fatty bits that you have to cut off, they load your palte with fries to fill the hunger - will not go back

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-424 7201
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