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Macau Bar Kitchen and Lounge

59 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8717
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

My son and I shared the Macau Spring Rolls which were very good and I had the Shredded Duck Leg with Pancakes which was excellent. The only drawback was that the sour plum sauce that came with it was just OK.

Thank GoodyTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect before entering, and as soon as we were greeted it was clear we were in for something very special. In fact, my partner and I enjoyed every single mouthful of each dish we ordered! To start we shared...More

Thank redjasper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea behind the menu is interesting but the food doesn’t live up to the concept. We had ma po tofu, which was very bland, & mixed greens, which were cooked perfectly but were overwhelmed by massive quantities of garlic. We couldn’t eat the dish,...More

Thank Whyask
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my partner and I were amazed at the quality of food from this place! Between us we had 5 dishes and 1 dessert and we could not fault anything! Waitress said it was 'alot of food' but we ate the lot and wouldnt of...More

Thank Nardia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was pouring so had to drive to The Strand for this restaurant and were glad we did! Lovely fresh flavours blending the best of Thai and NZ

Thank Stufio_7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for our work dinner. All I can say is wow amazing food amazing service we got heaps of different share platters got to try so many different things and it was all great. will definitely be back soon. Thanks to everyone that works...More

Thank NCSJ4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a birthday celebration at Macau, there were 12 of us. The food was good - my husband had seafood which was a bit small so he ate some of my dinner as well. Everyone in the group seemed to enjoy their meal. Service...More

Thank billsheryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Sat outside under the umbrellas and enjoyed people watching while all the delightful dishes arrived. We thought we may have over ordered, but there were just soo many dishes we wanted to try. And they were all sublime. Definitely going back next...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Asian fusion and have tried so many places. We had a number of dishes here however I felt they were highly priced for the size of them. The lamb was lovely however the seafood dishes had minimal meat.

Thank Kimksp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and Great Staff (Stephanie was great - her recommendations were spot on!) With the array of food choices we decided to go back again the following night to try other dishes. The Octopus Balls - WOW! We had to have them a second...More

Thank Jo-Ann E
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Mike S
23 July 2017|
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Response from 1Cameron1 | Property representative |
Morning Mike, We have a private hire room above the restaurant that is available for 30 or more people, if you jump on our website or give me a call we can organize this. Many thanks Joshua
Jan M
6 June 2017|
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Response from 1Cameron1 | Property representative |
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8 March 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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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