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Onyx Restaurant

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70 Alpha Street, Cambridge 2351, New Zealand
+64 7-827 7740
09:00 - 23:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We first tried to eat at this popular spot for lunch. Unfortunately they close down the hot menu at 2 pm. But the server was very helpful and suggested the Paddock. We returned the next night for dinner. Reservations recommended. Seven at the table were served quickly and the service was very friendly. Food was great and varied with appetizers... More 

Thank Harold C
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner...the service was excellent. The food was beautifully presented and cooked perfectly, but the flavour was lacking. There was nothing exciting about the flavours...it was all just nice.

Thank Kelly D
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a family dinner out and all enjoyed the normal standard that we have had from Onyx before

Thank Andyoto
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here today and both lunches were OK - both were editable but very bland in flavour. We were disappointed with the price of beer - 1 glass of pilsner was $13 dollars which we felt was way over priced. Made a simple lunch out a little expensive. Won't rush back.

Thank Sinead M
Aroha C, Manager at Onyx, responded to this review

Hello Sinead We are very proud of the products we serve. The beer you had was a premium Emerson's Pilsner which is served in a 425ml glass. When your meals were checked, did you let the staff know you were unhappy? We would have recooked or made you another meal so that you were satisfied. It is hard to rectify... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely time at Onyx today. Had steak sandwich. Was delicious. Good company and surroundings. Staff friendly and accomodating.

Thank jjd25386
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great and all of the staff are great but Poppy is a Star!! The food is consistently good and good value with a wine list that isn't bad!!

Thank kiwijay74
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit (group of 2 families) on the Thursday of Easter due to the high trip advisor ratings. The food was OK ... none of the meals we had were amazing, however also not bad. There was a kids menu (the usual options, nothing really healthy) and coloring which was good. They appear to cater for groups well.... More 

Thank Hayley T
Aroha C, Manager at Onyx, responded to this review

Hello Hayley T What was the name of the staff member who served you? We would love to get to the bottom of this issue. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for dinner on our first night in Cambridge. The staff was very attentive and service was prompt and good. I ordered a venison dish while my partner ordered a chicken fettuccine. We also have a side of fries. The food came in a decent portion, very delicious and so so tasty. What a great... More 

Thank Foodilicious89
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter what you order here, the food is plentiful, flavoursome and good variety. Delightful wait staff who not only knew the offerings but also helped us as travelers to find some exceptional spots to visit. Beverage list offered plenty of options at reasonable prices. Go and experience!

Thank pkjdudding
Littleton, Colorado
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaleb took good care of us the evening we came for dinner. Lots of local folks eating here, and it showed as dinner was delicious.

1 Thank MattR224

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Alpha Street, Cambridge 2351, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 7-827 7740
Nestled in the heart of Cambridge, Onyx Cafe and Bar is the go-to whether passing through for a coffee or celebrating a milestone with family and friends. With it's dark furnishings and warm-tones timber flooring, Onyx is a humming lofty space sure to please anyone in your party. From succulent steaks, tender chicken and lamb dishes through to homemade wood fired pizzas, the brunch, lunch and dinner menu covers even the most fastidious of palettes. A delectable desert menu is available to round off an evening meal, with a cake cabinet on show throughout the day offering an array of tasty treats. Friendly, efficient and professional service is a guarantee with staff on hand to cater to your every whim. Dietary requirements are happily catered to without hassle, with your experience top priority. The function room is available to hire should you wish for a private meal or party. Your celebration can remain exclusive from start to finish, with the upstairs venue holding it's own bar and bathroom facilities. With a roaring fire in winter months and sunshine-streamed outdoor settings in summer, Onyx is a year-long favourite pick as a dining destination. Open seven days a week from 9am until late, Onyx is a gem in the crown of Cambridge that you will revisit again and again.

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