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Lone Star Takapuna

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New Zealand, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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335 Lake Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0291
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Today
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 16:30 - 22:30
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paihia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Father daughter date night. Service was good and meal was great. Tasty steaks enjoyed by both. Reasonably priced and would have no hesitation returning.

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Thank Ticktacktoe001
Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to like this place. Made a booking for 7 and arrived on time. Menus delivered quickly and then we were forgotten. Kids drinks took more than 30min to be made, and in the end they went up to the bar to wait and collect them. Food was OK, nothing special but took so long to come out even... More 

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Thank Davieland
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived and promptly shown a table. Got drinks and wine fairly quickly and then gave our order. The meal was a little while, but not a problem. Then we are told that because the kitchen is busy, they'll bring me a container for my left over food, but I'll have to do it at the table. That's fine - people... More 

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Thank LindaGuirey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great people great food loved our visit top marks for looking after Canterbury folk kids loved it getting to colour in highly recommended to all for a good night good food few drinks

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Thank Peter B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband and I have been to Lone Stars in Pukekohe, Manukau, Albany, Tauranga and Christchurch and have thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at all of them. Sadly I have to say that this Lone Star did not measure up to any of the others we have visited in all of these categories. Service was acceptable. The young... More 

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Thank foodlover27264
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Share a main for a cheap but yummy feed . But beware families often come here so not the place for a romantic dinner for 2!

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Thank RoSteve
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were looking for somewhere local for a great steak. Lone Star Takapuna totally lived up to expectation. As always great food and service, including the manager. Making a connection with the customer is rare in hospitality and its great to see excellent management from the top. Thanks team!

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Thank theworldtravellernz
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to LS in Albany a few times and out of Auckland and have not been impressed but my kids gave me a dinner voucher for Takapuna and it really is a different restaurant altogether. It has a great buzz (ie good local support usually means good food and service) and a real Western feel. The upstairs is a... More 

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Thank Graham B
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Was very impressed at how the owner Dee and the team engaged us. Meals were pretty good, the Maverick Fillet was more medium than medium rare but nevertheless was delicious with the mushroom sauce. I struggled between the ever wonderful ribs or the lamb shanks. In the end, the lamb won (ok technically not really), 2 delicious lamb shanks later... More 

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Thank cajetan
Bayswater, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Lone Star has awesome food, cooked to perfection! The front of house staff are always extremely pleasant and in mentioning that it was the birthday of one of our group's, the staff made an effort to really look after us and keep the drinks flowing. Unfortunately you cannot book in advance as it's a walk in restaurant so you... More 

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Thank Nik L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
New Zealand, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Lake Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0291
Description
This stunning vista provides a most relaxing and pleasurable experience in our upstairs bar area. ‘Hauraki’ means “Wind from the North’, but even on the outdoor deck upstairs you are well sheltered from any draughty squall or gentle zephyr. If there is a slight chill however the deck has its own fireplace to warm up your hands and feet. With luxurious booths for that seductive drink away from prying eyes, we also offer a private function spaces where you can celebrate that special occasion. A full bar service is available, as is a menu to suit your requirements be it a birthday, work function, or weekend celebration. We also have a plasma screen to view the current sporting event(s) and all you have to do is e-mail or phone us, tell us what you require and we’ll take care of the rest. You can find us by travelling through Takapuna toward Devonport on Lake Road, and now you can access Esmonde road from offramps from both the South and the North on SH1 and from the West over SH1, opening up Lone Star to all of the North Shore. Children and families, you are most welcome, and don’t forget to tell us if it’s your birthday!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?