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Serengeti Restaurant

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470 Beach Road, Murrays Bay, New Zealand
+64 9-475 5988
18:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As per the heading, first time back since the establishment was on-sold and had a really good meal ... I had the ribs/calamari combo and both were excellent although two of the three steak orders were cooked a bit more than what they should have been but overall, everybody enjoyed the evening out.

Thank Warwick H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner as a couple and so were seated at a table for two. The configuration of the table was side on side rather than head to head; I suppose this was to give one person a view of the beach but who wants to sit like this? Another couple arrived and they were seated at the... More 

Thank MrYellowDuck
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our team Christmas tea on a Wednesday night before Christmas there was only 8 adults and we had three kids . We thought we would have dinner at 6-45 , that was fine the restaurant wasn't busy ...5 wait staff milled around but we didn't get drinks till forever and we asked for the children's meal to come... More 

Thank Helena M
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a big family gathering. They catered for 15 of us. Big portioned food. Ribs were yum! Calamari was nice as well. First time I tried snail!!! Wasn't bad actually. They have a kids meal as well and a play room for little ones to do things while the adults eat.

Thank avishtas
Naoussa, Greece
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We've been to Serengeti quite a few times under different ownership. We throughly enjoy ourselves each time we visit. No one can complain about leaving Serengeti hungry, the meals are generous portions. Good selection of South African meals too. Great atmosphere and well priced. The view on a summers night is pretty damn good too.

Thank 70daysontour
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A good family restaurant with good food and good service. We had the Oxtail, Ostrich Steaks and Eye Fillet Steaks. All were delicious. It was a very enjoyable evening.

Thank toisinnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I ordered garlic snails and the rib/prawn combo. Snails were over cooked and rubbery. Ribs are boiled and tasteless, the sauce was very sweet. Prawns were over cooked. To top this magical experience off we were accused of making racist comments and threatened to be removed from the restaurant. Needless to say we swiftly changed our minds about dessert and... More 

1 Thank brigitte_dunbar
serengetinz, Manager at Serengeti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Brigitte. I think that it is important to take you through our side of the story regarding your table dining with us, and the events that occurred. I would like to make it clear that we enjoyed having the majority of your party that evening, excluding the Afrikaans gentleman at the head of your table closest to the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went for dinner, meals very average and expensive. Salad bar was shocking and they had run out of coleslaw by 7pm. Kept asking them to refill but they said they were too busy! We will not be going back.

Thank Nick W
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great for families as they have a kids play room to keep the kids from getting bored while the adults talk. Good menu options with many South African favorites.

Thank acioffi
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I visited after a while before it changed hands. This time I ordered the steak and ribs. It took about 45mins to arrive. It seemed like the steak and ribs came out of the freezer, defrosted and then cooked. Reason being the steak was pink inside but very dry and not a drop of juice in it. The same with... More 

Thank Chris M
serengetinz, Owner at Serengeti Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thanks for dining with us and giving your feedback. There few missing facts and we are updating the same here. 1. You had arrived on Wednesday. The restaurant is normally not very busy on Wednesdays. 2. You had order snails starters with your mains also. Mains were served to you after you had finished your starters. From the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 Beach Road, Murrays Bay, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Murrays Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 9-475 5988

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