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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€Indian, European,
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0009
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“curry” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 14:00All hours
Indian, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is Sri Lankan hence why I have not tagged it as Indian. It is a lovely place for a good meal that is value for money. We eat there at least once or twice a week and have tried most meals on the menu...More

Thank davec50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long trip during the day we were ready to eat ASAP and found this restaurant in the centre of Whakatane. I have eaten at many Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese restaurants over the years but had never eaten Sri Lankan cuisine before. We were...More

Thank W3Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a find!! No wonder Babinka is Number One on TripAdvisor. On a cold and wet Sunday night in Whakatane my wife and I, in town for a couple of days, enjoyed our visit to Babinka immensely... amazing food; and wonderful service guided us...More

Thank Pmof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We nearly walked past this great Babinka Restaurant. We decided to dine after checked on trip advisor. Service was excellent and our meals were tasty and enjoyable as we watched the sun set on an amazing day. The curries are so tasty and authentic and...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great wee place to eat. Service was amazing. Super friendly staff. Food was tasty and quick to table. Menu had something for everyone even the typical child friendly things. First time I had tried Sri Lankin food but it won't be my last....More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best sesame seed coriander curry. Went with big group of friends great service and kai. Very fast

Thank 686natashag
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time at Babinka restaurant. Welcoming and helpful staff, good food, and a great atmosphere! Will definitely be back, thank you.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Coralie is awesome . She has a good sense of humour.The service she gives is like being at home . Which is lovely when one spends a lot of time away from home. This is where i I eat now I don't bother going else...More

Thank 1LittleChiefy
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Here for lunch. Indoor and semi-outdoor tables with plenty of room in plain but reasonably comfortable setting. Menu provides for Asian and European centric dishes, but recommend the Asian. Good value. Their outdoor setting could be improved by opening it up a little as the...More

Thank cleo01paw
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great curries, great service(ask for Coralie) and warm atmosphere. Favourite curry....Sri Lankan Corriander Curry.....specify chicken and hot. mmmmmmm.

Thank Mark L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 0009
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