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Rye American Kitchen & Spirits Restaurant

$$ - $$$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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“grits” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (7 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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were excited to discover that there was an American restaurant here in town and we decided to have a date night and visit this place that we have heard so much about. As we entered the restaurant we were greeted by...More

Thank Allen W
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Allen W, Thank for taking the time to review our restaurant. Firstly thank you for your food review for the meals as being Delicious and that you couldn't fault the Portion size. We pride ourselves on delivering the most delicious food with good portion...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Service is outstanding, they are a lovely bunch of people and their cocktails are dangerously good. It's got big pics of a cow and a pig on the walls with explanations of where the cuts of meat come from. (Not really designed for the veggie...More

Thank hallama007
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback on our cocktails and service!! Your correct in assuming that our restaurant wasn't designed as a vegetarian restaurant, but by calling it a Grill and having the butchers cuts on the wall we don't hide that fact. However, we still...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had to wait for a table for a wee while. There was group seating remaining but nothing for two. However, once we were seated we were offered drinks and asked for our order. Upon asking about their many gluten free options there was plenty...More

Thank HelenP03
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had the 39$pp meat platter between us. One sausage, one chewy, gnarly beef rib, a few fatty pieces of brisket and a bit of pulled pork padded out with some chips and coleslaw. For 78$ this was pants on head crazy. If you're going...More

Thank Nick S
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello Nick S, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are a little confused as to how we missed the mark with your particular dish. This is very popular and to this point we we have never had any complaints over...More

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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$15 - US$28
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
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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