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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
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
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
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
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
Katie B, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020
Thank you for the great review- we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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
Katie B, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2019
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.
Katie Buksh, general manager
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
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.
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