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Mokoia Restaurant

$$$$, European,
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 5100
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent food , quite and calm. Part of a hotel tucked away near the lake. Had tempura and an open face lamb sandwich

Thank cheryl j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing guys! If you are looking for that special place for Dinner Mokoia is the place to go, beautiful, tasty and gorgeously presented meals, that tantalised the taste buds and rejuvenated the wairua! Restaurant is small and intimate and the staff are attentive,...More

3  Thank teammeade
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The high expectations we had were even exceeded. The venison , lamb and beef were all superiorly cooked with a delicious garniture. Also our desserts and wines were of the same high quality. The friendly host Binod made the evening complete.More

2  Thank Trabus
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Trabus, Thank you for an amazing review. Our team is very delighted to hear from you, especially the kitchen team and Binod. It is always pleasing to read a comment like yours. Thank you once again. We look forward to your return. Warm Regards,...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

I wanted to try some Maori cuisine and based on the reviews of this restaurant, decided to try the Mokoia restaurant which is at the Wai Ora spa resort. I am still drooling at the memory of the outstanding meal we had here. The entrees...More

1  Thank tropicgirl39
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kiaora tropicgirl39, Wow! Thank you for posting an amazing feedback and a 5-star rating. I am very pleased to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Your comment has also been shared with the team and they are delighted. We promote shared dining option and the...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

As we're not big eaters, we went for the tasting plates, and it's the way to go. You get to sample so may of the delightful tastes. Even the butters are infused with local flavours. Wonderful service - a sense of occasion, but relaxed enough...More

2  Thank Andrew P
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Dear Andre P, Thank you very much for providing us with an awesome review. I am very delighted to hear regarding your experience. Your comment has brought smiles to our team. We are pleased to hear that you and your family had a wonderful meal...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Had a meal here with my family whilst visiting from Adelaide, South Australia, and would say our meal was perfect in every way, flavours, presentation, service, 10/10. I would recommend this place to anyone one is a food lover and appreciates a good mealMore

1  Thank tex012015
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Dear tex012015, Wow! Thank you very much for an amazing 5-star review. Your feedback has been shared with the team and it certainly has delighted all of us. Our target is to reach for the excellence and the service, and I am proud of my...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

A lovely evening arranged at the last minute - We rang late on a Friday night and enquired about a table for two. They were able to accommodate us and wow, what a meal! Highly recommended.More

1  Thank goofyNewZealand
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Kiaora goofyNewZealand, First of all, a huge thank you for an excellent 5-star review. I am very delighted to hear regarding your overall dining experience. Your comment has been shared with the team, and it is a motivation for our team to endeavour. We will...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

We've been to Mokoia Restaurant on several occasions and have always been happy with the the meals. On this particular evening, the service by Binod and staff was outstanding, but my meal was disappointing. I ordered the duck starter and the beef main. The duck...More

Thank 1BlossomCottage
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear 1BlossomCottage, Thank you for taking the time to providing us with a review. Please accept my sincere apologies in regards to the disappointing meal you were served on a particular night. I can assure you that this was a one-off situation for us, duck...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely divine!! Happily come back. Only $25 and all the food was delicious. Credits to the chef.More

2  Thank alt1982
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Dear alt1982, Thank you very much for providing us with a 5-star review. It is always pleasing to hear that our guests enjoyed their experience thoroughly. I have shared your comment with the team and we are delighted. Thank you once again. We look forward...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Thank you for an lovely dinner. All the food was exceptional and highly recommended. Very professional and friendly service.More

1  Thank Aryan S
WaiOra_Manager, Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Dear Aryan S, Thank you very much for providing us an awesome review. I am delighted to hear regarding your overall dining experience here with us. Our goal is to deliver an outstanding experience for our guests. We really appreciate your feedback, this has motivated...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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