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Whoa Studios

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Came by to the Grounds Eatery for lunch and ended up looking around too. Definitely a good place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Acineto
Unique venue for family dining

"Whoa Studio" family restaurant has a very good outdoor adventure area for the children which... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
EmceeWaitakere
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Whoa Studios is the most exciting new family destination in Auckland. Featuring state of the art studio and theatre facilities, experience the live Custards World shows, our Urban Playground & family eatery 'The Grounds', run by celebrity chef Ben...more
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8-14 Henderson Valley Rd | Henderson, Auckland Central, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Whoa has created a really excellent playspace for the kids to run about in for those not wanting to spend the $$ on the main indoor show. Its still got a cost attached but its fairly minor as the kids will burn a good hour...More

2  Thank Morgan H
WhoaStudios, Front of House at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi there! We are glad to hear your child(ren) enjoyed themselves on our playground. Sorry the food was not what you were expecting. The Grounds restaurant is a separate business but we are working together towards a common goal of creating a million smiles. The...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was really disappointed with our visit to Who Studios today. I had read the write up in The Denizen and thought it sounded fantastic. It was a hot sunny day and the place was really busy. We were coming for lunch and I clearly...More

1  Thank JamesF1519
Ariana S, Systems Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi James, Sorry it has taken so long to respond. For clarification, the restaurant, The Grounds Eatery, is separately owned to the playground and the $10 charge is our way of ensuring we can maintain our playground equipment. It is also so we can add...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came by to the Grounds Eatery for lunch and ended up looking around too. Definitely a good place for people with kids. The outdoor playground was huge and looked amazing. There is also a shop and theatre inside. The best part is that the kid's...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Quaint, cute and essentially Kiwi. My six year old loved it. We went for the show and backstage tour, had lunch at The Grounds and played at the playground. The biggest crochet playground in the world and it was amazing. Totally safe...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great playground. Excellent play which didn't frighten the little ones but held the older children's attention. Scenery, production, audience participation, length of play, direction, etc. all excellent.

Thank acolitecs
Reviewed 10 July 2018

"Whoa Studio" family restaurant has a very good outdoor adventure area for the children which features a spectacular crocheted layered climbing net created by Toshiko Horuchi Macadam, which took two years to craft. We visited for lunch, with family, including children. We had quite a...More

Thank EmceeWaitakere
Candace B, General Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello EmceeWaitakere, Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to review us. It' great to hear a local's perspective and experience as we take pride in being a local and community focused business. We're sorry we didn't quite hit the mark on this...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Went here today with my family and loved everything about the place! Was looking forward to seeing the crocheted net and it didn’t disappoint. Plenty of other features in the playground that kept my 3 year old busy. Also loved the vibe of the restaurant!...More

Thank Noemi A
Candace B, General Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Happy-stuff! Thanks very much for your kind review. We are very happy you and your wee one had a fantastic time. We do work very hard on creating memorable experiences as does the team at The Grounds Eatery. Hopefully it won't be long before...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Food menu limited - and my burger was under cooked, not considered acceptable any more in H&S, but other dishes ok. Service was quick and polite. Great to sit and dine while kids play. Sadly the rest was closed so didnt get to see, next...More

Thank Ohana1969
Candace B, General Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Ohana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry to hear your food experience was less than fantastic on this occasion. We have an A+ food safety rating, so rest assured our chef's take food safety as paramount. On the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

A special playground designed by Japanese artist, Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam. It's definitely one of a kind experience for your kids. When you are there or when you plan your trip, do not forget to get the ticket for the show as well. You save $4...More

Thank Elsie L
Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for your (well researched) review Elise!! Every detail of the playground was thoroughly thought out and researched by our set designers to bring the best concepts for imaginative play from around the world to life. We also offer an Eat & Play combo now...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Took my 4 grandchildren to Whoa studios. We saw a show which the kids loved. Plenty if laughter. Very intertaing for young ones. Had a lovely lunch and they played in the playground. Recommend. Well done Whoa. Bookings are recommended.

Thank GayleS439
Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Whoa! What a review! thank you so much! It's wonderful to hear you and your grandchildren had a fabulous day out! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The show was fantastic and both my girls (preschoolers thoroughly enjoyed it). I did find the food options very limiting however as there was no availability in the restaurant. We ordered from the snack bar but there were very few choices and the took quite...More

1  Thank Scotsgirl7911
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We popped along for the first time yesterday. Clean facilities, always a plus. The kids really enjoyed themselves, and despite a lengthy wait for a restaurant table to become available, the food was good. As many others have pointed out, the menu prices are very...More

Thank Y2025INchloe
Candace B, Manager at Whoa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks very much for your review. We do strive to deliver fresh, locally sourced and free range products on our menu with reasonable sized portions that really satisfy on taste. Our menu has always been priced between $12-33(steak) with an average of $22 per meal....More

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