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Macau Restaurant

59 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8717
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus balls” (10 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (16 reviews)
“steamed buns” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic Restaurant in Tauranga - great location, amazing food and nice staff. The flavours are incredible and the choices fantastic. Love this place!! Big thumbs up!

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, service was good. My meal was nice, although tasted like it may have had a few to many different flavours. Quite pricey wine and food. Would probably visit again though, try something different from the menu.

Thank VGirl333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the prices might appear to be a bit more...the quality of the food is topnotch as well as the service. Overall well worth the visit and the cost!!

Thank Don B
1Cameron1, Manager at Macau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Don, Always good to hear that the food and service was topnotch! next time you are in Tauranga feel free to pop in. Many thanks Joshua

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a birthday dinner as we've heard good reviews about the food. Other than the initial hiccup where they lost our food order and took 45 mins to find out and for it to be served (which was pretty bad service wise)...More

Thank Desa2000
1Cameron1, Manager at Macau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Desa2000, Firstly I would like to apologize for the mix up and delay in your order, this is very rare for us and hopefully wont happen again. I am glad to here that you all enjoyed our food and left satisfied, all the team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited Macau many times today was no different. Great food, great service awesome atmosphere. Macau was the only restaurant from the bay of plenty to make it into the top 100 restaurants of NZ for 2017 and it doesn't surprise me. Food is amazing...More

Thank J9421NBannab
1Cameron1, Manager at Macau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi J9421NBannab, Thank you for your review, we are all very excited to be in the 2017 Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards. We look forward to your next visit. Many thanks Joshua

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved this place. I think service is always so important and we had the loveliest waitress. Not to mention the food was awesome as well. Tapas style and mains available, we got a few different dishes and shared, and I have to say,...More

Thank Jenna R
1Cameron1, Manager at Macau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenna, Glad to here that you all enjoyed dining with us and that our waitress looked after you all. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Joshua

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here 12 months ago and was not overly impressed but two visits in the past month have seen a big improvement in menu. Delicious and varied and great value. Always a nice ambience and staff attentive, well worth a visit.

Thank macroberts
1Cameron1, Manager at Macau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi macroberts, Its always good to here that we are improving each time you visit, We hope to continue improving and look forward to welcoming you again. Many thanks Joshua

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Macau is my absolute favourite restaurant in the Bay of Plenty. The staff are friendly and attentive, the food is incredible (especially the tempura eggplant and poke bowl). The cocktails are fantastic, and the vibe of the restaurant is on point. My husband and I...More

Thank jadeb100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 10 of us having our monthly book club meeting and the food and atmosphere was great. The waitress was very helpful with the ones of us who hadn't dined here before and her service was great. We all ordered a variety of dishes,...More

Thank MariavdK
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing! We had 8 dining for a banquet meal which I'd highly recommend. The beef cheeks were unreal and the service was awesome. Good value for money too!

Thank belindabarnes28
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Mike S
23 July 2017|
Response from J9421NBannab | Reviewed this property |
they take large groups in the restaurant but they also have an upstairs area you can hire for bigger groups with it's own bar and function facilities. views from upstairs balcony are beautiful
Jan M
6 June 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 8717
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Macau embraces the flavors of the East with the added influence & fusion of Pacific fresh produce. Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made of dishes created for sharing enabling and encouraging the spirit of eating together so you can try each dish as a part of a full dining experience Experience many flavors in one night, variety is the spice of life. You can order a few dishes to start, then order more as your appetite desires. Our food comes to you the moment it is ready.

Finalist for cuisine good food award 2016

bay of Plenty hospitality awards

Winner Outstanding design/ambience
Finalist outstanding chef
finalist outstanding restaurant
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