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Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

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State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“pasta” (10 reviews)
“venison pie” (3 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiter was pleasant but that's about the only positive mark. The caesar salad was insanely overdressed, rendering it inedible. We also got the four cheese pizza which was missing the tomato sauce. And it was pretty expensive for food that was awful. It's a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidrG2759KW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is quite short but has some tasty offerings which are well prepared and well presented. Staff are pleasant and service is good. The atmosphere and decor are lacking.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We came here after finishing the Northern Circuit hike. We were 100% wet after walking in the rain for 4 hours and the staff welcomed us very nicely and put us next to heaters etc. They were all very friendly! The food was delicious, we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shiraneh
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We stopped by for coffee and cake after a hike. The waitress was excellent - very friendly and efficient. The cake ($12) was stale and not our idea of carrot cake. It was not moist and it did not have the expected soft cream cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This, a bit tired looking large cafe, is located in the lower level of the Chateau Tongariro. We had dinner there twice so we feel comfortable in giving our review of this cafe. We highly recommend their burgers, fish of the day and we especially...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Called in for a coffee break on the way up the mountain. Really cosy and friendly atmosphere. Excellent and coffee. Very polite and helpful staff. Perfect.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We decided on this place because we wanted the venison pie, which had got good reviews on tripadvisor. Sadly, even though it was on the online menu, it is no longer on the menu. Three people had the lamb, which they enjoyed, and I had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here while staying at the hotel. Nice change to the more formal dining room. Very small so bookings are essential. Good menu, lots of pub type choices. We had the burger and the venison pie both or which were fantastic. Good drinks list as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 4xWandering_Kiwis
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Good dinner, great to have this cafe option within the hotel. Good for coffee in the morning. Great milkshakes.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JMW2014
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We dropped in here after our visiting of the NP. The location is great, just by the road a few steps away form the visitor center. The food is excellent, but the service is not that good. The servers never picked up the plates we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tan Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, 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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