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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
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian, Healthy, New Zealand, Polynesian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great restaurant with so many fun dishes to try! We loved the dumplings and sesame crusted shrimp toast in particular! Also great value!

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked in without reservation based on TA reviews. Was seated outside in the cold which was ok as it was my choice to walk in last minute. Ordered 3 appetizers - dumplings, spring rolls and papaya salad. The papaya salad was more like a carrot...salad and 100% not authentic. Hard to screw up veggies, but not even close. The shrimp dumplings were sitting in chili oil. Nothing special and nothing unique. And finally, the spring roll was odd. Like a chewy rice noodle with filling - not sure what the filling was. For main meal, ordered shaking beef. Was more like a bad stew - chewy meat soaked in a non Asian broth. Overall was incredibly disappointed. I love Asian and Asian fusion foods and have dined in some amazing places around the world. Service was a 5 and food was mediocre. I judge based on the question - would I return. Answer is noMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Extremely tasty food, nicely presented, with a friendly staff. You can read others' rave reviews so I'll just make 2 comments: We booked for the following night via Google---there is another service for booking which takes a deposit but Google did not require it--and this...worked for us on a Wednesday but, when we tried to book again for Thursday (the food was THAT good!), we waited too long and they were sold out. So book early! We sat outside and I would suggest not to get outside seating that is in front on the restaurant, rather than off to the side. (There is a bussing station there that I believe is used by a neighboring restaurant.) We still talk about this place....wonderful!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very popular place. So check it out and book well in advance we booked 1 day ahead and got a 9 PM resv So glad we went Wait staff off the hook and so is the food

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us dined at Blue Kanu and shared plates. What we had was excellent - flavourful, tasty and innovative. The only down side was the noise. We are all in our 70s and don’t enjoy going out and having to shout to be heard...across the table. It doesn’t seem to worry “youngies” though! Our dinner at Blue Kanu was one of the best we had in Queenstown.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is a very disappointing dinner experience on Saturday eve. The reviews read well and the menu sounded good. Maybe the regular chef was off that night, but I can only say that the house dumplings (prawn and chive) were cold and...the dumpling pastry was too thick/not cooked properly. The pork sticky ribs were tasty but cold. The sauce certainly wasn't sticky - rather runny and very messy - we weren't offered any sort of finger bowl and had to ask for extra napkins. The main beef dish was lacking in flavour and the sauce was floating in oil. Its saving grace was that the filet chunks were cooked well - medium rare. And sadly even the coconut jasmine rice was cold. It just seemed as though the food had been cooked ahead of time and plated up mass catering style - certainly not freshly cooked as I would have expected from this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here on recommendations, and was disappointed for a number of reasons. The service was fine, but after the entrees came out in good time, we waited about 50 mins for mains. This was after they told us we had to be out by 9pm...(7.15pm booking for 6). By the time the food came no one really wanted it any more!. The spring rolls were soggy, the laksa had more noodles than anything else and was a bit bland. The shaking beef was good. I guess the 9pm was a furfy in case they has walk ins, because we were there til 9.30pm….with such delayed mains they had no choice! Plenty of empty tables then tho. Anyway, I can’t really recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I shared several small plates. I have a crustacean allergy which they easily accommodated for with an allergen friendly menu. The food was fantastic. A true blend of Polynesian and Asian cuisine. We really enjoyed our meal. The cocktails were great too.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the “trust the wok” tasting menu and were not disappointed. The food came out in a leisurely fashion, allowing us to enjoy and savor each portion. Every bit was enjoyable and fresh. They have a nice selection of New Zealand wines, and our...server was a pleasant girl from Canada - very nice to chat with during our meal. Reservations are necessary, so plan in advance. We had eaten here years ago and it was good, but not fantastic, but they are u der new ownership with a new chef and it is going strong.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu had something for everyone including a vegetarian. Sharing plates were a great success as we were a group of 5. The food was cooked to perfection. My favourite was the ribs. Good selection of beers was much welcomed. Great value for money too.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good environment and atmosphere, with impeccable service. Brilliant night and a must do on anybody’s list. Thanks….

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Average I don’t normally give negative reviews but we went for dinner based on all the great reviews. Don’t believe them. Everything was bland except for dumplings which were delicious but the chicken, papaya salad were just flavourless and don’t expect tempura prawns as...there not! Just battered reminiscent of something you would get from a fisherman’s basket that wasn’t very good!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to be wowed- but I thought it was just ok. It’s crowded and noisy and the service isn’t great. The food was pretty good. We did like the tempura shrimp. The butterfly memento was unique.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fusion restaurant, mixing flavours from Asia and Polynesia and the result is outstanding, Choose from smaller dishes or larger plates, both ideal for sharing. Some of the combinations were great, eg, bao bun with beef rending. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly,...booking recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, staff and decor - cool vibe! We shared the lamb as our Main! The food was perfectly prepared and delicious! The small plates of prawns and spring rolls were also wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kia Ora Yes we are happy to help organise a a lovely voucher for your son. All we need is the following Your email address His name and the amount you wish to spend A current credit card and details! Let us know if we can... More
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Kia Ora We certainly can organise something for the little one! Yes! Nga Mihi The Blue Kanu Team x
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Hi Joe We can certainly help with your request please send us an email and we will be in contact with you shortly Kind Regards Team at Bluekanu
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Blue Kanu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5