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Fully licensed cafe/restaurant located in the heart of Tairua. Woodfired pizzas, all day menu, dinner menu, sun-drenched courtyard. Tairua is a key stopping point for people traveling to destinations around The Coromandel. Equally, it is a much-loved local hotspot, favoured for its fresh and innovative cuisine, friendly service and spacious sun-drenched courtyard. Established over 10 years ago, Manaia Kitchen and Bar has kept pace with culinary trends while retaining its relaxed Coromandel vibe. Manaia Kitchen and Bar’s contemporary dining menu showcases the quality produce and kaimoana of the Coromandel and caters to every palate and appetite. From a morning coffee spot in the sun to a late
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful Food ! food were awesome with good and friendly staff. We enjoyed alot on our dinner. Thank you for wonderful food and service

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Manaia time and again during our holiday, the service and food is second to none. A big bonus was we didn’t have to leave our doggos at home!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most restaurants on any particular day can pull a success out of the hat. What makes a truly fine restaurant is the ability to perform consistently well. We were in Tairua for a week and our first visit was so good that we simply came...back again and again during the course of our stay. No matter what we had to eat or drink, all of it was well produced. I will make special mention of their fish & chips, wood fired pizzas and the afogatos were to die for. They also had a good sampling of craft beers created by an enthusiastic bunch of brewers 10 minutes up the road from the premises. In this regard I would make special mention of Tristan, one of the waiters who provided excellent, cheerful table service and was able to give brilliant recommendations about the local beers. No matter what the time of day there was always a buzzing, relaxed atmosphere about the place. A wonderful and friendly place to come to in the middle of summer. At especially busy times it is worth making sure that you make a reservation so as not to be disappointed. All the staff are friendly and helpful and the chef out the back is clearly on top of his game. Well done everyone. I look forward to coming back again next time I'm in Tairua.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted with smiles and warm hellos. A perfect stop. Great selection of cabinet food. Our scone and muffin were delicious and fresh. Coffee was hot. What more could a girl ask for?

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way through Tairua. It was a busy, sunny day and the staff were pleasant but clearly understaffed. We grabbed a table from a couple leaving but ended up having to clear and wipe it down ourselves. The table next to us...ended up with several seagulls on it eating left over food so my husband and another patron cleared the table to get rid of them. Food came out reasonably quickly and was pleasant but $25 for 10 steamed mussels and a piece of bread seemed a bit steep, compared to most other Kiwi establishments I have ordered them in. On the other hand the chicken burger and chips was a huge meal and very tasty according to others at our table.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were so slammed and still seemed to have a smile on their faces - they knew that there was a bit of a wait on food and drinks which they were upfront and apologetic about. We didn’t mind waiting with the great service.l...that we received. Food was great too! There was a Surcharge but what do you expect on a public holiday!? Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 November 2020

We were looking for a coffee as we travelled through Tairua and we were pleased we found this place - not a cafe as such. We enjoyed a cheese scone and a tasty sweet muffin with a great long black coffees. They were serving breakfast...when we stopped in but also had a selection of sweet/savoury cabinet food. Friendly staff - would return next time we pass through.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 November 2020

Passing through on a road trip. Tairua a smallish town, so expectation was adjusted to that. SURPRISE. This restaurant was first-rate; we ate beautifully prepared and cooked food, were given fast and friendly (but professional) service, and thought our bill showed very good value. Just...highly recommend this as a good experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! Returned each day during stay in Tairua - couldn’t get enough! Recommend the steak dinner, and try their pizzas!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

I haven’t had a steak this great in such a long, it’s so incredible I had to have it everyday! Highly recommend and the sangria too

Date of visit: October 2020
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Traveler ratings - Excellent:90 Very good:92 Average:28 Poor:14 Terrible:15 #2 of 10 Restaurants in Tairua...!!! Surely, it is not all that bad according to the above Tripadvisor stats...! However: half the venue being... More
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