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$7 - $38
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

The best restaurant in Kaiatia. Excellent menu, with the best of land and sea - bonus there is a salad bar!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Great staff, service and food. Served by a bright and cheerful young lady, backed up by a polite and helpful fellow. Food was good. This is my 2nd visit, 3 years apart as I don't live up north . Excellent service and food on both...occasions.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Very nice place for a meal. The staff were friendly and helpful, we felt very welcome. The menu had a good variety. The salad bar was perfect and we were able to return for seconds. We both had the steak, it was cooked to perfection....Even when they got very busy the waitress looking after us was wonderful. We will definitely return when next in Kaitaia.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

We had an amazing meal here! Would definitely come back. Mean az food, mean salad bar, and the honey crème brûlée was perfection. Great service, thanks so much

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Food was overpriced for what it is and where it is - and why on earth would you put a non English speaking waitress out on the floor. Your menu price seriously need looking at or increase the amount of the portion. I genuinely think...that the owners are complacent because they think they have the monopoly on being the only "barely there" restaurant in town. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023

Not much to add really. Lovely food, nice people who gave great service. We went one night and it was so good we went back the following night.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023

My wife and enjoyed two very good meals, one of scallops and another of trevally. Both excellently prepared. The choices and freshness available in the salad bar exceeded our expectation, The service was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023

For the third time we were not pleased with the Beachcomber food, this time was for us a special dinner to celebrate a family visit. Two members ordered steaks, which were good, two others in the party ordered pasta which was actually bad; very dry...smoked chicken had no flavour at all, and the sauce was bland. The entire plate didn't look appetising either. So it was to the salad bar to save the meal...unfortunately even that was a disappointment as there were many empty spots, watery beetroot and limp mesclun salad to choose from. Sad as it is, for this was the best place in town to eat for years, we will not be coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Even though we did not arrive til late there were no problems. Service was great and the food was too. Pork belly was yum as was the chicken breast!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 December 2022

We've lived in Kaitaia for six years. We don't eat out that much because we are retired. But for special occasions, Beachcomber is our go-to restaurant. It seems to be the only place in the universe that still has a salad bar, and theirs is...always fresh and yummy. The fish is very good and the rest of the menu good as well. And here's the shocker; their staff are always fantastic. There's also a bar at one end.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022

The service was just ok. The food was a different story. My steak was cooked ok but the salad boat was awful. The food looked as though it had been sitting there for sometime. The lettuce was limp and the rest was uninviting. The herb...potatoes on the dish were awful. My partner had the duck which was dry and left most of it. Prices were far too high for what it offeredMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

A delightful experience to have a kai at this restaurant. The service was matched excellently by incredible service we were fortunate to receive. Polite, charming, wahine toa, front of house staff. A credit to this eatery and themselves. Thank you, Havana and whanau. We will...definitely share with our whanau and friends our dinner at The Beachcomer Restaurant, Kaitaia. Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko te hapai o ki muri.. Mauri ora.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022 via mobile

If I could do no stars that would be what I would give them. I guess we were really unlucky but the waitress admitted after what felt like an hour that she had forgotten to put our order in! We also had to ask for...water twice. Eventually, one meal came out, then my husband and I got ours but I got potatoes rather than chips. When I mentioned that, my steak and potatoes disappeared for what felt like half an hour. Husband meanwhile was complaining about his steak. My girlfriend still didn't have her meal (chowder) while her husband was about finished his. My girlfriend and I finally got our meals and she was not impressed with her meal. Mine at least was edible. While I'm still eating we were all asked what we would like for dessert. Really! I don't recommend this place. Memorable night for all the wrong reasons.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had a beautiful meal. I had the fillet steak cooked to perfection and my husband enjoyed the snapper. The side dish of vegetables was generous. There is a salad bar included with your main course order if you wish. The staff...were friendly and attentive,More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021

Food was quite tasty and service was excellent. It is on the pricier side but for a nice restaurant to eat out at with family, this is great.

Date of visit: June 2021
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BEACHCOMBER RESTAURANT, Kaitaia - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Beachcomber Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5