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1151 South Road, Oakura 4314, New Zealand
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dumplings” (5 reviews)
“bao” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1151 South Road, Oakura 4314, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great vibe, cosy spot and nice staff. Coastal laid back dining environment with a very diverse and interesting take on Asian fusion. I suspect if they dressed the meals less you would get the meals more timely, but overall a great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank c0ffee4mi
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We were unsure as what to expect here but were pleasantly surprised. Cosy place with tasty food and service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SanjaAntonijevic
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome little place by the beach.The dumplings are superb as are the loaded fries.The setting is really cozy.There are lots of vegetarian options too

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kymr409
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Really great food with a difference. Service great. A little small however being small creates a pleasant atmosphere. Being a little different we relied on the staff to help us out which they did.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 1311Pete0007
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We tried the Oakura Blonde by local Three Sisters brewery which was excellent! Chose Prawn Crackers, Stir Fried Noodles, Lemon Grass Fried Chicken, Spicy Tofu, Bao of the week which was Pulled Pork with Vietnamese Slaw & Pork & Chicken Dumplings. Fantastic! Place was buzzing...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Crystalrose54
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Have visited several times, took a relation from Perth, she was very impressed with the whole experience, food was great although the tofu was overcooked, but this was sorted, staff excellent great waitresses, Maija was awesome and was very helpful

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

this place is awesome, amazing lemongrass fried chicken, hoisin duck chips, squid and dumplings, great cocktails an other bevvys, attentive happy staff, recommend to everyone.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank dkkh
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Visited with my mom who was visiting from overseas. We ordered the Bao of the week and two plates and dumplings. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 397nikki
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Asian restaurant without any Asian staff as far as I saw. Definitely recommend this place. If you are two people 3 plates will be plenty.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank barannewzealand
Reviewed 9 December 2017

A good addition to the Oakura landscape. For those who like craft beers there are a number on offer. The tapas are good. The space is quite small and can be quite crowded. a good option for me for occasional dining.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Julian S
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  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 South Road, Oakura 4314, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Oakura
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