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$$ - $$$American, ,
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 4138
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (17 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

Being SO popular.. this place is really noisy!!! High energy, lively place with huge appeal for the younger set & vibrant, friendly staff that make you feel right at home:) Meals are excellent portion-sizes with interesting, fun takes on traditional Deep South fare (for me.....More

Thank Rochelle C
josh f, Owner at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2015

Sorry we ran out of the chicken, we sold a crazy amount last night! However the steak is certainly a good second option, im glad you enjoyed your night and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2015

I thought the main meal was good value for money (we used a Grabone voucher) and the service was excellent - the staff are very friendly. The restaurant was full of diners which is a good sign of a quality restaurant. I tried the Beer...More

Thank SilverRiver_2015
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Finally a restaurant offering something different in Tauranga. Fresh, tasty and a creative take on american cuisine. Great service and good value for money. Surprised they didn't have ribs on the menu tho. Definitely will be back.

Thank jbraunias
josh f, Owner at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2015

Thanks for the great review! We're happy you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

Our family visited Rye tonight after purchasing a Grab One voucher. We hadn't heard of this new restaurant but after reading the menu online were really excited and boy, we weren't disappointed. From the moment you walk in the staff are on hand with smiles...More

1  Thank GoldyL0x
josh f, Owner at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, sounds like you guys enjoyed your night with us.

Reviewed 1 April 2015

Loved the atmosphere, the service and the food. Large portions, tasty food and not just your standard hamburger and fries. Everything here has a twist and there is bound to be something for most that they haven't tried before. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank tropicalsundae
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I visited this Restaurant a few weeks ago for Lunch. I was pleased to see that Rye had started opening for lunch as previously when I had tried to go there with a couple of friends they were closed. The menu here was very American...More

Thank librarychicknz
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The atmosphere is very cool given that the space is cavernous. Americana but no kitch. Be warned the servings are generous. Our young American waiter, Jay, was charming, helpful and on to it. The food according to my California born beloved is a trip down...More

Thank anniemcd3012
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I am still salivating over the meal my partner and I had here 3 weekends ago. It was DELICIOUS!!! he had the Char-Grilled aged savannah Sirloin w/ crispy potato skins,dill pickles, Kimchi hollandaise & slaw - the meat was cooked to perfection and the kimchi...More

Thank hotelier90
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We had a fantastic meal here the other night, the flavors and sauces really were outstanding !! All five of us couldn't stop raving to how delicious the food tasted and we are all very keen to return. One couldn't fault the place, the service...More

1  Thank RugbyMadKiwi
josh f, Owner at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time out to review us! I'm happy you loved everything... we aim to please!! and to get such a great review is very satisfying!

Reviewed 1 March 2015

I went to this restaurant on the strength of being given a discount voucher at the gym which I attend. Since then I have been on three further occasions in the last month and have enjoyed the food and the ambience highly on each visit....More

4  Thank Trevordunco
josh f, Owner at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you are enjoying the Prime Rib, I've been enjoying my fair share as well haha. See you again soon!

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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$13 - US$26
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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