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Mokoia Restaurant

$$$$, European,
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 5100
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roulade” (5 reviews)
“purple yam” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local I had made the mistake of overlooking this restaurant but NEVER again! The food was amazing, I would recommend the "Romantic Dinner for Two" as a great way to try more options from the well thought out menu - hats off the...More

Thank rustykat2017
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rustykat2017, Thank you very much for providing us with a 5-star review and sharing your dining experience with our team. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are delighted. Our shared dining option and guest satisfaction is our pride. Your comment...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We wanted to have lunch nearby our hotel and had found this place come up on Google map. Restaurant is situated in a hotel and spa, and not clearly indicated so we had some confusion about finding the restaurant. When we arrived a little pass...More

Thank Xin X
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Xin X, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the restaurant not being set up on time. At this time of the month, our restaurant covers a lot of guests for Breakfast and...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

After a long day travelling I enjoyed dinner from this restaurant which was delivered to my room at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort where I was staying. I found there were many options for dinner and even tho they were really busy (with a big...More

Thank CoffeePlease2003
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear CoffeePlease2003, First of all, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a feedback. Our team is very delighted to hear back from you. It is always pleasing to read a comment like yours. This will motivate our team even more to...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My oh my...this place was great. Started with Binod the great waiter. Had the signature bread to start...fabulous I had the kawakawa crusted lamb backstrap and wow... just wow! My wife had the lamb shank special which had keffir lime.....can the chef please come to...More

Thank Chummz
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Chummz, Thank you for an amazing 5-star review. I am very pleased to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and they are delighted. Your comment has certainly encouraged us more to strive further and reach taht...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Once again I returned to Mokoia with my Mum and Dad to treat them to a special lunch. If I could give this place a 10, it wouldn't be enough. The food is local, fresh and cooked to perfection. The menu reads exceptionally well and...More

Thank Bigpunt
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Really great food along with great service from Binod. Can highly recommend for those wanting a fine meal in very nice surroundings.More

Thank Andrew B
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Andrew B, Thank you an awesome 5-star feedback. I am very glad to hear regarding your overall dining experience here at Mokoia Restaurant. We pride our service and food. Your comment will help strengthen our motivation even more. Thank you once again. We look...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food is superb...!!!, the service by the waitress RUHI excelent...., so very kind, very good at sugesting what to eat and drink..... The decor could be upgradedMore

Thank Eduardo S
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Dear Eduardo S, Thank you very much for providing us with a feedback. Our team here at the restaurant is very delighted to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Ruhi is also very happy to hear from you. Your comment in regards to decor has...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We did the option of picking three dishes from each course. This review isn't going to be long. YUM! No disappointments at all. So beautifully cooked and presented. If I lived in Rotorua, it would be my go to restaurant.More

1  Thank OscarPirate
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Kiaora OscarPirate, Wow! Thank you for an amazing 5-star review on your overall dining experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are very delighted. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal and the shared dining option. Thank you once...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Disappointed considering the reviews and ratings I was expecting something special. The food and service was OK. But in general this place is very average in my opinion mainly due to the fact that it was a cold winters night. It is freezing to take...More

Thank Karyl C
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Karyl C, Thank you for taking the time to review on us. I sincerely apologize as your experience did not meet your expectation. Our goal has and always will be guest satisfaction. We will keep working hard as a team and ensure that our...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went on date night with my wife, We arrived early and the bar was busy. It looked a bit short staffed but staff managed and gave good service in the bar. We were shown through to the restaurant and then the magic began. Restaurant staff...More

Thank Lance D
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Lance D, Thank you for providing us with a 5-star feedback. I am very happy to hear regarding your Mokoia Dining Experience. Your comment has been shared with the team and we are delighted. We pride our food and service. So, Thank you very...More

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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it would depend on what you want to spend. I think $120 would be generous, but you could google the menu and decide.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$80
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 5100
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Description
Mokoia Restaurant is a definitive fine dining experience featuring creative Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh and flavoursome local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in healthy gourmet cuisine using unique indigenous foods and herbs. Executive Chef Ervin Y Garde has created a menu that he feels embraces the essence of contemporary New Zealand culture. Join us for breakfast, high teas, lunch and dinner, enjoy freshly squeezed beverages from our fresh juice bar and experience first class hospitality in a positively breath-taking lakefront location.
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