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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (75 reviews)
“sliders” (42 reviews)
“sashimi” (35 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived in town on Saturday evening (St. Patrick’s Day), almost two weeks into our vacation that has featured many wonderful meals, without a reservation. Our hotel recommended that we go to this restaurant, which does not take reservations, because we would get in and...More

Thank Arden O
Reviewed 2 days ago

No doubt our best meal in NZ! Didn't find many restaurants with fresh oysters, so were super happy to try a few varieties here. Their food is more of a cosmopolitan modern style with great flavors and beautiful presentation. Our favorites were sashimi - great...More

Thank olya_sf
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I absolutely loved Urban. Food was outstanding - attention to detail incredible! Service brilliant. Atmosphere buzzy and unpretentious. A top experience!

Thank joyd281
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch after visiting Nelson Market Great food with fusion flavours and interesting presentation. All dishes are for sharing and there was enough for each person. Mixture of vegetarian, gluten free platters Great atmosphere, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Wonderful non alcoholic drink with their homemade...More

Thank millwillies
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food in a lovely sharing atmosphere; we sat in front of the chefs as they prepared the food, which was a great experience. Had some oysters, then the Japanese style fish, some fish sliders, the shaking beef. There were some unusual crunchy bits in...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting fusion flavours and epic presentation. All dishes are meant to be shared. Food are sourced locally and sustainably. I highly recommend the chicken pate and lamb neck for the mains, and the rocher for the dessert!

Thank babypoppop
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ended up here as it was the only place which looked decent and which would serve us food at 9:10pm on a Saturday evening. We lucked out. Outstanding food, service and wine, delivered quickly but with style. This has so far been the most...More

Thank LMSP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food in a nice cozy setting. Delicious oysters as you would expect, from the name of the place. Loved the homemade siracha sauce!

Thank Bobby K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nelson was looking quiet on a Monday night and then we found this place and it was having a great night. Service (thanks to Phillipa) was great and food was really nice. Would happily go back again and recommend it to others.

Thank dalehenders0n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated my partners 30th with dinner here Friday night. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was absolute delicious! And the meal was overall well priced.

Thank amycM9166WE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 7861
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Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery is Nelson's newest and most innovative dining experience. Don't be afraid to put your elbows on the table and engage us and your fellow diners. Get to know us and what's inspiring us today. We'll be delivering the things we're currently passionate about on each plate we serve. We hope you come with a curious spirit ready for the experience of what an eatery is all about. Our menu changes regularly with respect to what we are into at the moment, whether it's an ingredient, band, chef or current event. Our goal is to make everyone feel like whanau - whether it is your first or fortieth time. We believe that serving up good juju isn't just in the food and drink, but in the attitude and atmosphere which makes Urban the perfect place to stop in and refuel. Our menu is innovative and fresh .. Enjoy a freshly shucked oyster or for the more courageous crispy pigs ears! We have no reservations which applies does not apply to groups of 8 or more. Feel free to share a table with some locals, or visitors for that matter. Eating is a sharing experience!
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