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The Oyster Inn

124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (249 reviews)
“swordfish” (15 reviews)
“school prawns” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food good service lovely position best meals we had on the island The oysters were amazing, tried island ones and Coromandel ones .

Thank ashdowma
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Absolutely do not miss out on this beautiful restaurant. My husband and I ate here for dinner after a recommendation by some family. The menu was expansive and all of it completely delicious! We sat out on the balcony and as the sun set the...More

1  Thank Mazzzza123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you Oyster Inn for a memorable last dinner with our group - stunning food, good wine and a view to die for. Staff were attentive and can not fault you. See you again soon

Thank slick171
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a snack and a wine and it was good, oysters were some of the best we’ve had in a while. Service was good. Nice for a snack and taking in the view

Thank Kalliana K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hearing how this was a great place to eat, we were delighted to get a table without a reservation. Apparently the season is just beginning, we would not be so lucky as summer develops. Everything was scrumptious. The fish of the day was John Dory....More

Thank AlexandriaSion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The rooms were well decorated and loved the Aesop in the bathrooms. The food was delicious - try to the oyster omelette if you’re into seafood - and the staff were what made me stay. From the pick up...More

Thank Chad E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Silky smooth, ultra fresh! The oysters are a must do, but everything they put out was on point. Great spot for some people watching and some Dope tunes playing while we relaxed.

Thank nickhoyle11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Waiheke regularly to stay and dine with friends the Oyster inn changed hands a while back and is definitely improving still had a way to go but most of the staff are really friendly and the food is reasonably good and fairly priced...More

Thank maryw007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both had the fish n' chip meal at the Oyster Inn recently. The fish was absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious! The best I've had in ages. I had the kiddies meal as I wasn't very hungry which came with (lots of!) shoestring fries - while hubbie...More

Thank JanLoads
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We were seated quickly and efficiently by staff... We order drinks first and they were a little, however they arrived and continued to arrive on time from there... We were served by a French waiter and he was top notch and looked after us extremely...More

Thank Bryce T
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17 December 2017|
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Response from PurrdisMum | Reviewed this property |
Either. ask for outside table if you go for lunch as you can sit on balcony with view. Dinner time is maybe a little noisier but anytime is fun time
26 February 2017|
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Response from RavensRetribution | Reviewed this property |
It's in Oneroa - the main town area closest to the ferry (Matiatia - not the car ferry at Kennedy Point). You can walk into town in 15-20min or there are taxis and buses at the ferry and in town you can grab.
Katie C
25 November 2016|
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Response from Jax88London | Property representative |
Open 7 days daily from noon summe season (labour day to Anzac Day). In winter season we are open 6 days daily from noon, Wednesday to Monday. (Closed Tuesdays). Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2222
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Just 40 minutes from Auckland but a world away, The Oyster Inn is the perfect escape from Auckland, whether for just a night, a weekend or longer. The Inn features a large restaurant & bar, a beach boutique, a private event space three luxuriously simple guest rooms. Opened in 2012, The Oyster Inn has gained local and international attention, being featured on Travel & Leisure's 2013 IT List and Metro's Top 50 Restaurants. With a gorgeous but unpretentious interior by designer Katie Lockhart, The Oyster Inn has fast become one of the island's most popular restaurants.
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