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$25 - $76
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Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

We were all very pleasantly surprised as our expectations, for some strange reason, were not high. Firstly, we were impressed by the f.ast and friendly service. Possibly, because there were few other diners, we appreciated being able to converse at our table. We also enjoyed...the pleasant airflow on what was a very warm evening. Finally, the food was absolutely amazing with extremely generous servings. It's been a long time since I have observed two of my adult sons unable to finish a meal! All the meals were beautifully presented and truly delicious. We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Great value steak meals that come with plenty of sides so you won’t be left hungry. Plenty of steaks to choose from and they all come with fries, choice of various mash or dauphinois potato, salad or seasonal vegetables and a sauce. Excellent value for...money when compared with some other local restaurants. Eye fillet was perfect and rump steak was also good. Service was quick and friendly. I’d also highly recommend the lamb Yorkshire puddings for entree. Plenty of non-steak choices too.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

What an amazing, wonderful restaurant. Our marching team had just competed in a display day, we were tired, hungry and still full of adrenolin from our day and walked in off the street and asked the lovely man at the front whether they could accommodate...9 of us. Quite obviously they couldn't, the restaurant was full to over brimming. He told us to wait for a minute and dived off to the back and came back with a huge grin and said 'come with me'. He led us into their conference room and said sit, we will be out with everything you need in a minute. We were so thankful just to be able to sit after a day full on of marching and we were all together at one long table so we could spout off and laugh to each other without being at separate tables. The food was exceptional. Delicious. We were all thrilled with what we'd ordered and was served. The wait staff joined in with our laughter and teasing and did all they could to make us feel welcome in their lovely restaurant, even taking numerous photos for us so we could remember our wonderful day with a glorious meal to end it. Thank you all so very much Navago Steakhouse. We will never forget the laughter and the food you gave us. All the very best. Robin (Northland Tui Leisure Marching Team).More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Delightful staff, generous servings. They kindly accommodated nine of us on a Friday night without a booking! Staff were courteous and good natured even when we tested their patience 🫢

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

Salmon dish was fine. However the Banoffee Tart terrible. Tis the worst i have ever seen and tried to eaten in my life. While having young people running and serving at these places sometimes makes one wonder, if only they had the passion for great...food and GREAT Service and great respect in there appearance. Disappointed all round. Prices over the top in regard to the food and experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Went here for a dinner out while on holiday in Palmerston North. I loved the decor. It had a lot of Maori historical pictures and also a deer head. I think the decor is a fusion of Maori and American probably because steakhouses are common...in the USA. There were very welcoming because they sat me down at a table when I instantly walked in. The food was great and I was happy with the menu range options particularly the bacon and egg. The cheese balls had some strong mayo and sauce flavours that I'm not sure I would eat again. The fries were served in a waffle cone which I really liked. They were quick to provide water, beverages and also ketchup for the fries.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Ridiculously inadequate heating. Most patrons are sitting with jerseys and jackets on to eat their dinner. It’s winter people!!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

Had the worst experience at Navajo tonight. Ordered the pork belly and was served a pink chunk of hot ham, it had no layers of fat. When questioned we were told they had changed the flavours and there was nothing they could do. The menu...clearly stated 'pork belly' - which it was not. The server took my meal away Un eaten and nothing more was offered or said to remedy. At a total of $168.50 for my husband and i, we feel deeply disappointed and ripped off.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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aki, Chef at Navajo Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2023

Hi Lucca, really disappointed that you didn't enjoy the meal in our restaurant. We pride ourself of using finest cut of meats and local produce to serve our customers. Coming back to the pork belly as we have revised the menu so we have change...More

Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

So massively disappointed. We have been here before and had fantastic experiences so decided to take some friends. It was terrible. 7:30 booking, arrived at 7:38. From the moment we sat down we felt pressured to choose drinks and food. The entrees were an absolute...pisstake. Cheese ball entree (at around $16) was six little balls the size of jaffas. Wings entee (again about $16) was 3 small wings. Mains were even worse. The Pork Belly at about $46 was disgusting. Rubbery crackling, dry meat and looked like a small meal from a roast shop. Out of 3 meals, only one was semi ok. Entree came out within minutes of ordering and mains were like 5 minutes after finishing entees. Worst of all, we only got to have one drink. As soon as the mains were finished we were told the bar was closed and that they would be turning the lights out at 9:15. The meals were premium price but poor quality. Places can blame COVID, short staffed and lack of supplies but that’s an absolute joke and wasn’t the reason for our poor experience. We would have had at least 3 rounds of drinks but they missed out on that $$. It’s like they don’t want to be in business. Very very sad experience for what was once a great restaurant and it was embarrassing taking our friends there.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

We regularly go to Navijo for the best steak meal my taste buds have ever tasted 👌🏼 I don’t know what goes on in that kitchen but it is nothing but pure magic 😍 Best sauce, perfectly cooked meat, yummy vegetables. Doesn’t get much better...than this! I wanna marry the restaurantMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

Great food value for money good service it was worth the wait. Food was cooked to perfection will be back

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

The food here was excellent, service was a little slow, but once we got our order in the food arrived quickly.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022 via mobile

Such a nice waiter who provided great service. You might not believe it however this waiter was great at all moments, and even provided marshmallows for my hot chocolate when I asked for them. The great food was cooked by a lovely head chef Seigus...who even came out when we asked to thank him for the great food. Overall I would love to come here again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

First time coming here and WOW will definitely be coming back, Food was delish, both steaks cooked to perfection, serving size was huge a little bit too much for me. The sauces were beautiful and rich. Staff were so lovely.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

Took my wife here for her birthday in May 2022, have dined here before. Staff are always friendly and accommodating. Food is always good and well priced. Lunch steaks are great. Nice themed atmosphere. Will be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Navajo Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5