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Rye American Kitchen & Spirits Restaurant

19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 4138
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So disappointed with this restaurant. Had been looking forward to visiting with family after looking online. Firstly I have to compliment your wait staff. Such a friendly welcome. Unfortunately it's was down hill from there. I ordered the burger and noticed it was two patties...More

Thank Yvonne640
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Yvonne640, Glad to hear that you enjoyed our front of house staff but it a shame you felt it was where it stopped. We generally get great feedback on our portions sizes so its disappointing you felt this way. We feel that our dishes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here for lunch and more recently dinner over the last month and on both occasions were delighted with the food and atmosphere of the restaurant. The staff are friendly, provide helpful tips and overall great service. For our lunch I had the...More

Thank Judave
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your reviews of your lunch, dinner & group dining experiences with us! We pride ourselves on great food & great service, so we are so pleased to hear that we ticked all the boxes with you. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here two nights in a row while in Tauranga. Incredible food (so delicious and beautifully presented), fun quirky atmosphere, gorgeous menu with lots of choices, and great deals on most nights of the week. Service and maitre'd was friendly. Saw one of the chefs...More

Thank meremaiden
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

what a lovely review, thanks for your kind words! we're really happy that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us. We do like to look after our staff, it's always a good sign if the staff like the food too !! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent spot to eat I was looking for a man size steak and I wasn't disappointed very generous meals and so so tasty..we will be back.

Thank wilsonnm17
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

well we are definitely the right spot for 'man sized steaks' !! thanks for the review, we'll see you again soon !

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always amazing and great service! The key lime pie is a favourite, we visit often either for a full meal or just for desert. Highly recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your high recommendations, we're so happy that you have enjoyed dining with us each time, and look forward to having you back again soon!

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Cool looking menu. We had fried chicken burgers. For the price the meal was massive and good too. Worth every penny, we even felt compelled to tip them as they have an automatic tipping option when you pay the bill by eftpos. I just hope...More

Thank Leaguehead
josh f, General Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time keep us in tip top form on the quality that we deliver. We are glad that it was 'worth every penny' and a big thank you from the staff for your generous tip as they all go towards...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Proper ground beef seasoned well and cooked medium rare. This is a real burger seved with French fries that are not as good as their original chips, but still a treat for the taste buds.

Thank PeterN1999
josh f, General Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did as we always aim to please! Are you referring to the Garlic fries vs. the new Curly fries? Feel free to let us know which you preferred more on Facebook! Kind regards.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

From the warm friendly staff to the lovely South American decor enchanting the walls. The menu was varied, complemented with delicious cocktails(Alcoholic and non) What made this place so special for us though was definitely the food. The platter on offer had everything you could...More

Thank HaynesWhanau
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

well thank you ! we're happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to impress you again next time!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wonderful, wonderful food, great ambience, super helpful and lovely wait staff - what more can a girl ask for? Honestly the food was amazing! We both had the fish for mains. It came out really quickly and was pan fried to perfection. The mint infused...More

Thank blanchynz
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

what a lovely review to have given us, thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have been going to Rye for a couple of years now ,as a couple,with friends & with family both from NZ and the UK. The service is excellent,the bar is well stocked and the food whether a steak, burger or whatever is always cooked...More

Thank David T
josh f, Public Relations Manager at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Wow what a review! We're really happy to hear that you have enjoyed dining with us & have liked to show us off to your family and friends !

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graham2702
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Response from josh f | Property representative |
We sure do its served with pork!!
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graham2702
19 June 2016|
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Response from josh f | Property representative |
Not on the current menu sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:30
Thursday
16:30 - 22:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 4138
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