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Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

) #3 of 4 Restaurants in Whakapapa €€ - €€€ Cafe, European,
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What can I say, if you thinking of going don't. Food is rubbish and expensive, we had A club sandwich at $16.00 the sandwich was soggy with a horrible taste, the fries Were disgusting. The manager in her fiftys Spent most of her time snapping...More

Thank PaddingtOn44slk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing about this restaurant was the friendly waiter. Unfortunately the food at Pihanga Cafe was quite distasteful. I ordered a caesar salad, and as you can see from the picture, it really was not pleasant. It was watery, the egg was almost...More

Thank GraceMcCauley
Reviewed 16 May 2017

the meal was lovely, the service great and not expensive for where we were. But the pudding was disappointing - no mention made of the odd strawberry sauce - think jam - all over the blueberry shortcake - if we were warned, we would have...More

Thank AnnetteRM2015
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Loved this restaurant. High quality food with good variety. Service was excellent. Reasonably priced for where it is.

Thank kimz120
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The only good thing about this restaurant was the friendly waitress. Almost every table had a complaint about the food. Our steak sandwich was below average, chewy in places, the potato wedges were ok but clearly cooked from frozen. The worst part was the dessert...More

1  Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Called in for diner tonight , menu uninspiring, specials choice poor. Cafe food , restaurant prices.

Thank andyjbale
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A relaxed setting, great for families and allcomers. Open from 11am thru the evening it offers a range of kiwi favorites and popular plates. Not a huge choice but this is a nice café.

Thank JRCLeG
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Ate here on 1 occasion while staying at the Chateau. The cafe itself is pretty austere and lacks any atmosphere but our food was ok to good. Did the job but an uninspiring evening. With a bit more atmosphere or in the ski season it...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here both nights that we stayed in Tongariro. We were staying at a nearby hotel but liked the look of the menu here better. Both nights, the food was amazing and the staff friendly. We both had the pasta of...More

Thank Tanya F
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Dropped in for coffee and dessert. Their "Chocolate over Chocolate" dessert of the day was listed as Tiramisu. That should have been my first clue since Tiramisu doesn't have any chocolate in it. What I was serviced was a store bought chocolate Swiss roll with...More

Thank D S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
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