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Rye American Kitchen & Spirits

$$ - $$$American, ,
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 4138
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

Had an enjoyable meal with friends here for the first time last night and was impressed. There was a nice variety of food, great portion sizes and a very good drinks menu (although a couple of Scotch whiskeys would do well in the mix). One...More

Thank kiwihatters
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thanks for the feedback. We have just got a couple of new staff members but they are all up to speed now. However I'm sorry it put a damper on your night!! See you again soon! Cheers, Josh

Reviewed 9 February 2015

My friends and I came in for dinner over a month ago, not too long after it opened, and have been meaning to write a review since then, because this place is truly worthy of praise! We started our meal with cocktails, which were recommended...More

1  Thank clarked
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed everything including our "unique tables"

Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Loved it - nice and helpful staff - great ambience and the food we had was exceptional. You can see this place going places and with the reviews so far they are certainly making improvements. My wife went for the monkfish which was divine -...More

Thank Alistair T
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thanks for the great feedback! If you're a steak fan you will love our Prime Rib on Friday and Saturdays!

Reviewed 4 February 2015

I feel a bit harsh giving this restaurant a three, but I don't think it's quite at the very good level just yet, though it is probably above average. That said, it has the potential to be a five. Rye offers something quite different in...More

Thank nccc1
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Hi There, Sorry you didn't think we were quite there yet we are new so I'm sure there are a few things we can improve on. Its a shame you didn't get a chance to try the fried chicken bone in as it make a...More

Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Rye is a must if your visiting Tauranga a true breath of fresh air!!!! The food is exceptional something a little bit different and the portions are very generous up there with the best just what Tauranga needs:) The staff are very friendly and make...More

Thank Craig M
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Hi There, Thanks for the great review! We too think we are offering something Tauranga is crying out for so i"m glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope we will see you back in here again soon! Thanks again! Josh

Reviewed 28 January 2015

On our usual search for a restaurant while on holidays, we came across Rye situated on one of the side streets in Tauranga and decided to try it for dinner that night. They have only been open for a few weeks and it is a...More

Thank LiaS20
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Thanks for the review! Sounds like you enjoyed your night at Rye we have made a few changes so next time you are in town stop in and check us out again we are getting better everyday haha!! Thanks again

Reviewed 20 January 2015

Excellent service and smiling wait people. A very rare steak was served to perfection. My only gripe was the potato skins were grossly over salted. Excellent cocktails with a good slosh of alcohol in them. The Piggly Bloody Mary was a first for me (bacon...More

Thank Kotuku123
Reviewed 7 January 2015

thanks to the staff at RYE, what a different restaurant for Tauranga. Lovely new food to try, and the service was terrific. No question seemed too dumb for our waitress. Way different food for us to eat. Gumbo and an amazing cheesy dish with homemade...More

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Came across this restaurant when we parked in front of it. Never knew it was there. The restaurant we wanted to go to was closed so we thought we'd try Rye. We loved the decor of the restaurant-- somewhat Southern Americana. The waiters were very...More

Thank Drifty79
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Went for a birthday meal and left feeling underwhelmed and annoyed. Firstly there was so much salt on the fried chicken I had to peel the skin off and eat without, the corn nugget things were overdone and the dessert menu had three things on...More

Thank TheChaneys
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Hi There, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the chicken or the hushpuppies, they are both very popular items on the menu so I'm disappointed they weren't up to scratch. I too hate dishonesty and would never over charge a customer not even by 1...More

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abi-lucha
29 October 2017|
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Response from josh f | Property representative |
We sure do!! Jump on our Facebook page or website to check it out!
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graham2702
19 June 2016|
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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, 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, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
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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