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Kepler Restaurant

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23 TownCentre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7909
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If your into seafood, this is the place for you. Me and the girlfriend went here for her 30th birthday, she was really happy with the food, like nothing we've had back home, super fresh and delicious. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating, I alerted them to "Katie Perrie's" 30th and they were more than happy to throw candles... More 

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2 Thank Karl S
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at Dock Bay Lodge for three nights and on arrival the first night they kindly booked us here for dinner. We had the fish duo, which was wonderful. A couple at the next table were having a crayfish platter. There were none left for the rest of the evening, but we were able to return 2 nights... More 

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2 Thank Bev M
Menlo Park, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had one of our favorite dinners in New Zealand here in this small restaurant in a house. South American influence is interesting. These folks know seafood! We shared bluff oysters to start and then shared a crayfish, with calamari and fish. All amazing - perfectly cooked. Wonderful Central Otago Chardonnay - yummy. Great service. We will come back some day!

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2 Thank Diane F
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to eating here based on the terrific reviews and the menu. On paper, the dishes looked great, but the execution was poor. My seafood chowder had an odd texture, kind of lumpy unlike the smooth chowders I'd had previously. Husband had ceviche and while the serve was generous, he didn't finish it as the fish... More 

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2 Thank Supers_2
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found that New Zealand in general is not high up the culinary scale yet Kepler was an exception to that. The friendly staff and great service was complimented by excellent food. One of the top three restaurants we ate in when inNew Zealand.

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2 Thank DosCalas
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. We had oysters, the fish duo and the vegetarian special. All very good and generous portions. Finished off with the trio of Chilean desserts. The service was attentive and super friendly. Jazzy music made for a relaxing evening. A really great experience.

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2 Thank julienandrew
Kauai, Hawaii
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best decor or ambiance but the food was amazing! The chefs are both from Chile and specialize in dishes with tastes from there. The ceviche was excellent, and I had the fish two ways and it blew me away. Best meal we had in Te Anau by far. Don't let the decor fool you, this place is a... More 

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2 Thank mmrbluewater
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the best restaurant in town, relaxed, good food and excellent service. We very much enjoyed our meal and will return for a second visit.

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2 Thank Paul C
Hamilton
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the sign outside said Fully Booked, I was given a table as I was on my own and a table had just become available. Lucky me. I ordered the Paella and it was fantastic. Plenty of squid rings, fish, mussels, clams and prawns and the chorizo was enough not to be overpowering. I washed it down with a very... More 

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2 Thank JimArcherNZ
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcome was warm, accommodating, we had no booking but the night was fun & filled with friendly staff. The food was top class, two of us had the fish duo with smoked salmon & grouper flavours beautiful. The rack of lamb was done perfectly, & my quinoa & lamb salad was flavoursome. Chef was Chilean& had a beautiful red Chilean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
South American, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 TownCentre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 7909
Description
Kepler Restaurant specializes in New Zealand Seafood and Contemporary food,Crayfish being one of the highlights.Our new Head Chef Eduardo has brought some of his South American cuisine, influenced to the menu with much success!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?