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Blue Kanu

$$ - $$$Asian, ,
16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6060
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (39 reviews)
“pork buns” (14 reviews)
“jungle curry” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Asian, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 912 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such delicious food, great service and cocktails were so tasty! Very funky deco. Highlu recommend to visitors

Thank Brittney B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was recommended Blu Kanu by a bunch of different people, but we were so disappointed with the food and confused by the service. We ordered oysters, and when we asked the waitress where they were from she replied they were perhaps 'from Bluff, so...More

Thank AsEveTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was exceptional, service was friendly, welcoming and helpful. The atmosphere was perfect and was the highlight of our trip to Queenstown

Thank Avocadonut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a unique "polynasian" restaurant, the staff were all so helpful and super friendly. Cocktails were incredible. Highly recommend the "trust the wok" sharing menu, the food was amazing.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been coming to Queenstown for over 15 years and this is the first time we tried Blue Kanu. To be honest we didn't know what to make of this place. But everything was exceptional. The kokoda rocks here, we've just...More

Thank mikeB6848XZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I start!? This restaurant has serious WOW factor! It is by far the most amazing looking place I've ever been to. Whoever decorated it deserves a medal because from the moment I walked in, I was on a beautiful tropical island next to...More

Thank StephanieAnna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner for two was very nice. Atmosphere was great for an evening dinner. Lamb curry was hit and miss, as the lamb was excellent and perfectly done, but the curry could have used a bit more depth of flavor, rather than straightforward “spicy.” Venison bibimbap...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic food and great service. the atmosphere was just great - a busy place and all the staff had smiles.

Thank grantm123902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at Blue Kanu by accident (reservation was lost at another restaurant) yet we received a warm welcome on a very busy night. The menu offered a fabulous array of share plates - perfect for dining with friends. Wait staff were efficient and...More

Thank CooeeGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad and I went to Blue Kanu on a Friday night and the waitstaff was very friendly and were able to work us in without reservations. The menu consists of starters, small plates and larger plates. We opted to get a few of the...More

Thank Kristie S
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 6060
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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
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