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Snake Bite Brewery

$$ - $$$, Asian,
28 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0234
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nasi goreng” (47 reviews)
“burger” (78 reviews)
“beef rendang” (12 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, Asian, New Zealand, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 947 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thought this was a brewery but it’s not a brewery. We were told the home brew was made in Wanaka where we had stayed and a google search didn’t bring up snakebite brewery. I think if you call yourself a brewery it should be...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There aren’t many choices in Franz Josef. Stay for more than one night and you can probably go through many of them. This was a local favorite and quite a few people hang out here in the evening for happy hour and at night for...More

Thank halo36
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, prompt waitress service and prompt serving of food. Very large portions! Especially for the price, you get a lot for your money. Duck bao buns large and tasty! Pad Thai fairly good (not the best I’ve had) Korean beef short ribs tasty. Beef...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I didn't find the beers or the food that great. However sitting outside in the sunshine and happy hour was a definate bonus. Prices are ok but the "specials" werent very special. I think location is great and has a good atmosphere.

Thank Nicole J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very generous servings. Pleasant service- attentive without being invasive. Had the bao buns (hoisin a bit sweet), and the duck noodle soup (chilli on the side so you can control the spice). Very tasty. Would dine again.

Thank Petracox
Reviewed 6 days ago

Actually, I don’t really understand the name of this café, in a country with no snakes! There is a large dining area which is well laid out. The prevalent black colour is not to my taste, but there is a good range of cakes, the...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, good selection of food and drinks. Came for lunch on our tour guides recommendation , the dumplings and duck noodle soup were great!

Thank samuelphillips
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really a pub only two beers on tap and no IPAs. They don't brew here, so they aren't a brewery. Good lamb burger, but Asian food was a miss. The dumplings were soggy and the larb salad very bland.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting to have such a good prawn nasi goreng in Franz Joseph! It was really delicious, and the right amount of spicy. My husband was also very happy with his meal. The service was fairly friendly, but on the whole uneven and...More

1  Thank LindsayD_Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a tremendous time we had at the Snake bite! My partner and I came up from Queenstown for a wee 2 day break. Not thinking very wisely, we didn't head out for dinner until 8pm... on a Monday. When we entered the Snake bite...More

1  Thank Trinabeans2
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Questions & Answers
6 November 2015|
Response from Adam H |
Hi Violet, Thanks for your question. We had our first dinner service tonight. We will be ready to start taking bookings by the end of next week. We have re branded the restaurant as Snake Bite Brewery. Same great food and... More
24 October 2015|
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Response from SnakeBiteBrewery | Property representative |
Hi Violet, Thanks for your question about 88 Asian Fusion. We had a major fire in May which closed us over the winter. We are all set to re open mid November 2015. We will be back with a improved menu, full of local... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0234
  • E-mail
Asian Street Food and Kiwi Favourites. Experience a variety of authentic dishes from Southeast Asia. Beer is what we unashamedly love. Some of NZ's best Craft Beers in stock. Start the day with a hearty breakfast. Served from 7:30am We bake our own pies, cakes and slices daily.
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