We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (43 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,277)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,254 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recently had a night out at the thirsty whale on a business trip starting with dinner which was waited by sylvi whose service I was very happy with made me feel welcome and checked on me to see if I had any problems or needed...More

Thank clevelandleveland
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted you enjoyed your recent dinner at the Thirsty clevelandleveland you have to call back again when you are on your next business trip to Napier

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing food, my favorite the waffle and whitebait. Great job to the owner Chris to make such a welcoming place and very friendly and efficient staff. It's a must do in Napier! And they turn into a night club after dinner service. We had such...More

Thank Agnes G
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The waffles are new on the menu Agnes G and are proving very popular. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the whitebait.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the pleasure of going to the Thirsty Whale for dinner the other night, I had the fish which was absolutely delicious. The staff were highly efficient and the atmosphere was pleasurable. I would highly recommend this as a great place to have a...More

Thank HilsNZ
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your fish dinner HilsNZ and thanks for your review

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time I come here the team is always friendly and have a smile on there dial ,big ups to there boss you have a Fantastic team and thanks to Brit and Sylvi for there amazing service

Thank morganc158
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review morganc158 much appreciated

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food and didn't have to wait too long for meals to arrive. Staff weren't overly welcoming though.

Thank the40acrewood
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are delighted you enjoyed the food the40acrewood thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my family here (family of 8) not long ago and were so well looked after so well I decided to bring my work colleagues in for a meeting, we were welcomed by A lovely matra'd Tina who while busy dropped everything and remembered...More

Thank braidybunch89
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Delighted your group enjoyed your visit braidybunch89 youi have to call back again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Roll in town. Clam chowder is top notch as well. Get the local beer o draft, Atlantic Brewing Company Ale.

Thank mflinn3
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The seafood chowder is a very popular dish on the menu

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just left the Thirsty Bar and Restaurant after going for a significant birthday dinner in the upstairs dining area. From the time we went in we were made welcome by Tyler, our waitress of the evening. This is one of the best restaurants...More

1  Thank maurice e
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the very detailed review Maurice yes it's nice up on the mezzanine overlooking the marina and we are delighted you all enjoyed the meals.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here on a sports week and all the parents met for drinks and dinner. Excellent meals and the craft beers were good also. Staff friendly and attentive. The ribs were superb! Great spot

Thank HappyBubbleSurfer
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit HappyBubbleSurfer you have to call back to the Thirsty next time you are in the Bay. We had a lot of sports teams in last week.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal and great atmosphere at The Thirsty Whale. I've been here a couple of times now and haven't been disappointed! Excellent service from Sylvia too. Recommend!

Thank Jacky B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It looks like you are one of our regular customers Jacky hope to see you back soon

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Three Doors Up
301 reviews
.35 km away
The Gintrap Restaurant & Bar
276 reviews
.04 km away
Master of India
173 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Faraday Centre
84 reviews
1.60 km away
Ahuriri Estuary Walk
133 reviews
.70 km away
Botanical Gardens
53 reviews
1.09 km away
Supertrike Tours and Hire
391 reviews
1.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing