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PRICE RANGE
US$18 - US$42
CUISINES
New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 February 2022

Nice atmosphere and the food was plenty for breakfast. They also did room service during opening hours to the hotel at no extra charge. Nice.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2020

We very rarely rave about restaurant experiences but this time we have to. We had the restaurant to ourselves (pity everyone else didn't know what they were missing out on!) and seated near the warming fire. Personal service from Katie the GM ensured our every...need was attended to and the meal that was carefully prepared by Zane the head chef, was outstandingly tasteful. We enjoyed a great selection of gluten free tapas the best of which were made up of pork belly, calamari and kumura.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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katiesX9797EJ, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Kia ora Brendan, Thank you so much for your kind comments, this is really appreciate and as always a great team effort. We hope to see you again soon! Nga mihi, Katie Buksh

Reviewed 18 May 2020

Thank you so much for such a delicious meal delivered right to my front door. As a single person it is very difficult to get a takeaway delivered, so for the price of $15 with free delivery I was so appreciative. The meal was fantastic...with plenty leftover for my lunch the next day. To be delivered on time and hot in a great usuable bag (a bonus) was fantastic.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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katiesX9797EJ, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2020

Kia Ora All Rhonda Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the roast. We will be doing this every Sunday so just give us a call of you would like to order again!...More

Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Ate there two nights. First night had the Panko Crumbled Hoki and the Tomato Linguine Pasta. Both were excellent. Second night had the Lamb Shank and my wife had the Prime Beef Nachos. Again, both were excellent. Also had the Crispy Calamari both nights. Enjoyed...them both. First glass of the House Cabernet tasted as if the bottle had been left open too long. House Syrah was quite good. Food is better than the regular pub food that we had in Paihia. Good place to get away from the tourist food and crowd.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Katie B, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020

Kia Ora! Thank you for the great review- we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Nga mihi Katie Buksh

Reviewed 4 January 2020

Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious meal. My husband said his lamb shanks were the best he’s ever had.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Katie B, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020

Kia Ora! Thank you for the great review- we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Nga mihi Katie Buksh

Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was relaxed. With friendly and adequate service. The menu card is varied with New Zealand but also Italien food. We had the braised New Zealnd lam Shank and the Vegan Wrap.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Katie B, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2019

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review Nikau Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Katie Buksh, general manager

Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

The food here is outstanding and there's certainly no chance of leaving hungry. The restaurant is rightly well known for it's sea food chowder. Heaps of a wide variety of seafood in a lovely creamy base. It was the best presented soup I've seen with...very artistic garnishing. Fabulous. The problem was that it was a meal in itself...and then I had ordered lamb shank. This also was massive and very tasty. My wife's chicken looked good and she said it tasted great. Great staff....professional and friendly. If I could give it 6 stars I would I great surprise....recommendedMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Katie S, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

Kia ora CliveP-T, We appreciate your valuable feedback and I will ensure this is passed onto our hard working team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Nikau Restaurant in the near future. Warm regards Katie Buksh

Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful meal, cooked to perfection and extremely tasty. The beautiful Sarah was our waitress and that girl is lovely and very professional. Would love to eat here every week 🌸

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019 via mobile

Lovely food and very interesting menu. Good variety and most enjoyable. Great wait staff. The duck and the pork belly are highly recommended. Excellent dining experience.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

We arrived and were seated in an area that was very hot. Had to ask several times for aircon to be turned on. I had the main. A steak that I could not chew as it was gristly, and chips that were too salty and...my wife had the tortilla. The thick crusted tortilla was deep fried and had minimal filling. A disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Nikau Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5