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Blue Kanu

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Asian, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly

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Kia Ora................. A vibrant collision of asian and pacific flavours to float your boat a style we call polynasia with oceans of aroha we bring you blue kanu We look forward to seeing you soon XXX
US$6 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Asian, New Zealand, Polynesian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

This fusion/Asian restaurant continues to a very high standard. They have made some changes to their menu and not being familiar with some of the references we had to get some advice which turned out to be spot on. It's designed as a sharing menu...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We were wary that this little restaurant so close to everything downtown would be a tourist trap, but we followed the great reviews and were delighted!! The style was a polynesian fusion shared plates style experience that was amazing! Our family of teens and adults...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LoreneF777
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the ‘Trust the Wok’ from the menu which is a 4 course meal which the chef choose. 4 courses for $59 per person - such great value for money and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant when you are visiting Queenstown.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emilyscotland1999
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fabulous atmosphere created by energetic staff and fabulous food - been there 4 times now and each time it seems to get better. A great family restaurant where the ribs are everyones favourites.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paradise508245
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw the hype for this place on here so booked for our last night in Queenstown and was no disappointed! It’s decorated so good with a Hawaiian/Caribbean theme going on. We had the taster menu and each dish was delicious, leaving our tummy’s full, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robhough_7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I dined at Blue Kanu for my 30th birthday. We had an early reservation with my baby. I have a few allergies and the waiter was so helpful and knowledgeable. He made it very easy to understand what I could have and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scotchegg1001
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked a table online and had an instant acknowledgement. Offered a choice of table on arrival and picked one at the back with booth style seating. Nice atmosphere for a couple as the front of the restaurant looked lively. Had cocktails and some Maori...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank simoncU2996WU
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a trip to Queenstown to see my son get married we visited the Blue Kanu with the girls whilst the men went on a bucks night. We had cocktails and share plates. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. Service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My sister and I are visiting Queenstown and looked up this place, we weren’t sure at first as we had not had much experience with Polynesian food. We made a reservation a few hrs before we went (lucky we did as it was very busy)....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maggie2133
Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving in Queenstown we looked for somewhere interesting to eat and this filled the bill admirably. The menu is a mixture of Asian, kiwi and a few other cuisines and it was difficult to choose because it all sounded delicious. With a little help...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NeilC505
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29 December 2017|
Response from Traveller1922 | Property representative |
Yes we are please call the restaurant on +64 3 4426060 we are fully booked at 830 pm but still have a few tables available at the 6 pm seating we are providing an $89 set NY eve menu which includes a drink upon arrival
10 December 2017|
Response from Traveller1922 | Property representative |
Hi Audrey Bluekanu is open on Boxing Day the 26th from 4 pm. Christmas Day we are closed so the hard working staff can enjoy the day off. Regards Bluekanu Management Team
Lynn K
8 November 2017|
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Response from Russ M | Reviewed this property |
Blue Kanu is a very popular restaurant in Queenstown. We like to eat early ( around 6pm) & have had little difficulty in getting a table at that time. Advise you book.
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