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Rye American Kitchen & Spirits

$$ - $$$American, ,
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 4138
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tad on the expensive side, but seriously great mains by everyone, we had a group of 15. Half of us managed to squeeze in a dessert as well which were again fantastic. Probably best meal I had in Tauranga over 12 different spots. Some...More

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such delicious food! And the waiting staff were really friendly and attentive, but not in your face attentive...

Thank Brian19561968
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Out for a nice dinner just me and the hubby. We loved the atmosphere here at rye. Staff were happy and bubbly and very attentive. We ordered the Confit lamb and the eye fillet steak. Lamb was amazing and steak cooked to perfection. Flavours were...More

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took a couple of out of towners to Rye on a Tuesday night. First time for us & a few negative TA reviews made us a bit dubious. No need to worry! We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We received a friendly welcome, the...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Visited tonight - staff were lovely however was very disappointed in the actual meal. Requested with the eye fillet that did not want any chips at all and would like in its place the caesar salad. The waitress totally understood this. My husband also said...More

Thank AmandaJP1970
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Excellent food. Cool Vibe. Great staff. Young kiwi waitress, Amy, onto all aspects of her gig. Every detail on the plate had attention screaming from it. Best restaurant this side of the bridge.

Thank Les R
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Super food all dishes recommended by the waitress who was on the money very informative friendly and absolutely lovely to deal with, answering questions, getting replacement cutlery, talking to chief for us too .. .... steak perfect medium rare, coleslaw yum, lettuce salad unique presentation...More

Thank Selina R
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times. We've enjoyed the food, servers & experience. However, tonight I took my wife on a date & arrived an hour and a half before closing. Rather than being greeted we were promptly told they were closed. This is one...More

Thank ryankondo
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Hi there, Thanks for noting you have previously enjoyed your dining experiences. It's simply not possible to keep the restaurant open to 10pm every night but we are forced to choose a closing time on the likes of google. From our end it's just simply...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

First table has given us the opportunity to try new restaurants, and Rye was fabulous. Friendly service, complimentry popcorn on arrival, and fabulous food

Thank MudrockL
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stopped in for a late afternoon meal, I had never heard of Rye. The genre is obviously American and specializes in meat. I liked the layout of the restaurant and the staff were very friendly. If you like meat, you will love this place....More

Thank Crete_Ohope
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29 October 2017|
Response from josh f | Property representative |
We sure do!! Jump on our Facebook page or website to check it out!
19 June 2016|
Response from josh f | Property representative |
We sure do its served with pork!!
19 June 2016|
Response from josh f | Property representative |
Not on the current menu sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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