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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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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 00:00
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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
1 review
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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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8 reviews
7 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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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Wow this place brought back some memories and all the tastes and flavours of South African food. They even have real green cream soda - remember those. The food was very flavourful - our large party of diners enjoyed ribs, vegetarian curry, "pap en sous", calamari and all were very pleased with the food. Prices were reasonable and service was... More 

1 Thank travellers012
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is a great little restaurant probably targeted to the North Shore's south African population, but proving very popular with a wide range of diners. We have been several times, normally for family celebrations and have been really satisfied each time. A proportion of dishes are based on classic south African dishes, such as potjie (iron hot pot), a range... More 

Thank John M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

This was like walking into a Steak house in South Africa. Some South African favorites and cooked really well. The ribs were delicious and value for money (rib special was a real great). The staff were friendly and familiar but a bit rushed during a busy time of year. Kids play area is a bonus.

Thank Tinkie12
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I have a strong dairy and gluten allergy, Serengeti was chosen due to their gluten free options. As I ordered, I politely informed the waiter of both allergies and asked if my food could be made without gluten or dairy, the waiter confirmed that was possible. I ordered the half stack of ribs as main and gluten free crumbed mushrooms... More 

Thank glutendairyfree001

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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?