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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” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
19 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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181 - 190 of 190 reviews

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

Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Table for 10. Handled us very well with excellent service. I had a couple of cocktails which were delicious. At the table between us we had the biscuits, gumbo and the smoked mackerel croquettes ..all of which were delicious. I had the pork belly for...More

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

Glad you enjoyed your night!! Thanks for the review!!

Reviewed 12 December 2014

My 7 friends and I were excited to try out Rye and unfortunately left disappointed and some of us, hungry. I couldn't eat my pork sandwich, it was dripping with fat, not something i want when eating out. My friends pork belly meals were lacking...More

6  Thank Mountgal
Reviewed 10 December 2014

ate here a couple of weeks ago on a flying visit to tauranga. had an absolutely incredible meal with some friends. i had the fried chicken and waffles which was so tasty and really worked with the special syrup that came with it. friends of...More

Thank Rachel C
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2014

Thanks for the great review!! Glad you had a good night with us!

Reviewed 8 December 2014

We had high hopes for this place given the experiences we have had at the other restaurant these people own. The evening was almost good but was let down extensively by the food. Overcooked steak, bland fried chicken, the pork belly dish was extremely heavy...More

1  Thank Annaliese D
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2014

Hi There, I'm sorry that we left you guys underwhelmed!! We have spent a considerable about of time and effort into the menu to make sure there is something for everyone on the menu! I think we really deliver on flavour so im disappointed we...More

Reviewed 8 December 2014

what an amazing American Food and Drinks!!!!! Authentic American Experience!!!! we really love it !!!!!!

Thank Alba0706
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2014

Glad you enjoyed everything!! Hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 December 2014

Rye - yea the new restaurant on the block. Joel is back in town - yay! Who has won the most awards for cocktails? Clearly the barman extraordinaire! When we visited it was open one week and a little empty but we were made very...More

Thank Helen B
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2014

Glad you enjoyed the pork belly, we've been selling loads and been getting great feedback!! Yea Joel is the man we are super lucky to have him on our team!! Sorry you weren't so impressed with the burger, we have made a few tweaks in...More

Reviewed 15 November 2014

I have to be honest, this place has fully taken me back to America at its finest.. Totally impressed with the food & drinks menu, I had biscuits n butter for entrée OMG!! Onto the main which was the fried chicken and waffles BRILLIANCE!! My...More

1  Thank Ayshakanaysha
josh f, Owner at Rye American Kitchen & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2014

Hi there, Glad we reminded you of the best the states has to offer! See you again soon!!

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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$14 - US$27
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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