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Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Chateau beef burger was delicious and the staff was very friendly. After trekking, we felt comfortable here. Will be back.

Thank 종윤 이
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here twice during our stay, only down side is the decor it does not do justice to the friendly happy staff or the food, needs to be a little less Beige feeling. Apart from that great food little on the high side but...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Excellent meals and service for pre and post tongariro crossing just what we needed with great kids meals, excellent service and nice relaxed atmosphere for people who don't want to have to get dressed up.

Thank marlew
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a good option if you do not want to eat in the more formal (and expensive) Chateau main restaurant. The service was efficient and friendly and the menu offered quite a good range of "pub grub" style food. Reasonable selection of wines and...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Food: We had the pasta and the beetroot salad with kumara fries. Other than the pasta, the portions of the other two orders were pathetic. Service: It was slow and unfriendly Overall it was disappointing for this iconic location, wont go back there again.

Thank Sharron T
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A not so inexpensive alternative to the restaurant and buffet upstairs. The menu is expensive for what you get and limited, with few alternatives for those who do not eat meat. We did buy a veggie pizza for 28 NZD along with two milk shakes...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Service was fast however the food was bland - I ordered the Vegetarian Laksa which didn't taste of anything. However the side salad was very nice.

Thank Gingerbread88
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Went for a coffee but blonde lady wouldn’t acknowledge us, she looked up from her mobile but decided texting was more important. VERY frustrating as we were the only ones in.

2  Thank Anthonyfoodie
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband had the venison and stout pie and we had the pasta carbonara. The meals filled the hungry tummy, but that's all that can be said. Average taste, average atmosphere. Wouldn't rush to visit again. The only positives was being able to charge back...More

Thank aidsnang
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Chateau and the menu at Pihanga was more to our liking than the more formal dining in the Ruapehu room. The service was excellent- friendly and prompt. I chose the linguine carbonara which was delicious and quite a large bowl of...More

Thank silverthreads101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
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