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Travellers' Choice
US$6 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
New Zealand
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and we’re not disappointed. We selected the just feed me option. Each dish was a wonderful surprise and incredibly delicious.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very share friendly dishes with interesting textures. Good selection of vegetables. A lot of chargrill approach but that is Wanaka in general. Great service with the only misstep being the food arrived before the cocktails so we didn't have the space to enjoy those first....No room for dessert which I think is just as well as dessert menu seemed to be three in one and a love of the terrine approach. It's too much. Simple would be great.More

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

We just had a delicious meal at Kila, the food was so tasty. Tartare out of this world. Lamb shoulder divine. Also great service, would highly recommend it.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional. Delicious food! Beautiful interior. Very accomodating to my pregnancy food needs. Outstanding flounder, chicken, tomato salad, desert & service. Presentation is top notch.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Between four of us we tried quite a few different dishes and agreed the quality of the food very good. Our waiter was enthusiastic and friendly and one little hiccup with the wine was promptly sorted. The "but" in the title above relates to the...acoustics. The place was fairly full and the noise was considerable to the point that it was a relief to get outside. This does not make for a relaxed and pleasant evening, and their are ways of mitigating the problem.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

My sister was visiting for Easter so we ate at Kika. Small plates are a great way to sample some very different flavors. The Jerusalem artichokes were amazing. Had to have dessert..a twist on the classic apple tartine. The waiter was very friendly

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021

Lamb shoulder was fantastic. Starters of Black pudding and Tea smoked duck waffles were great. Lovely food and great friendly service

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

This would now be one of my favourite restaurants ever. The combination of flavours and textures was delicious - a culinary experience. The service was lovely and friendly. Highly recommend this as a must do whilst in Wanaka.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

Very good, service was great, and the food was beautiful. Really enjoyed the duck waffles. Would go again.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

Thanks so much Kika for fitting us last night. We’d just arrived in Wanaka and knew Valentine’s Day would make it difficult to get a table, so we appreciated it. We had such a delicious meal - everything looked amazing, and tasted even better. The...flavours and textures were stunning. Delicious wines too. We also really appreciated the friendly yet professional service. We’ve been lucky enough to have eaten our way around the world and always feel so happy when we come to a restaurant like this, with food that’s just that little bit different and also super delicious. The seared tuna was my favourite, the chicken liver pâté his - but the chicken was really good too, and so were the vegetables. And as for the deconstructed cheese cake, those flavours were divine. A lovely night thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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7 March 2019|
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Response from Maggiexuzhang | Reviewed this property |
We headed in at 5:30pm to take our chance. We’ Lucky! Making a reservation should be better.
20 November 2018|
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Response from slprattley | Reviewed this property |
You would need to contact Kika for those details.
10 October 2018|
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Response from James S | Property representative |
Hi Yeng Yun, No we will not be open Christmas Day or Boxing Day this year. Francesca’s Italian Kitchen and The Prince Albert pub will be open though so perhaps give them a try. Cheers, Gabby
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  • Kika is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5