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Orca Restaurant & Bar

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2 Wallis Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
+64 7-825 6543
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Poway, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here our first night in Raglan because of the good reviews and location. The lamb rump was very good, the pork belly rather ordinary. Overall certainly not disappointing but nothing special. Full bar and outside seating overlooking the water.

Thank DDB51
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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194 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was ok but prices were very high. We booked a table before going as it was pretty crowded being a Friday. Some people had to wait for an hour to be served.

Thank TravellerPorirua
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish I could comment on the food. Unfortunately, after 30mins of sitting at a table (that we were shown to) and trying to get wait staff attention, we left without even getting to place a drinks order. We talked to another table who arrived after us and were waiting 20+ mins to be served also. When they were eventually... More 

Thank stevepearce1984
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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197 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positioned on absolute waterfront at the bottom of Raglan township Orca has probably the best views for any eatery. It is a classy looking restaurant with attentive and well presented staff. Menu has some favourites both in the entrees and mains. My darling and daughter both had the salt and pepper squid as a main. Cooked perfectly and not at... More 

Thank VicnJen67
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual bar and restaurant with surprisingly good food and a reasonably extensive wine list. We shared a large bowl of green-lipped mussels between the four of us to start, which were delicious - we asked for and got extra bread to help mop up the broth. My main course was the beef cheek, which was very tender and tasty. The... More 

Thank David A
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant lunch with family. good food, slow service. We ordered the mussels and salmon salad. Both were good, portion sizes too. However they took a very long time to arrive on a seemingly normal day (i.e. not super busy) We also really struggled to find parking

Thank Kristina K
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely family lunch at Orca. They catered for all our various dietary requirements and the service was excellent. The gluten free toast was the best I've ever had!

Thank moshineil
Santa Cruz
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just pulled into Raglan for our first visit here and were eager to get something to eat as well as a good NZ beer. This place hit the spot. My husband had fish and chips which looked great and he said he quite liked them. I had a great and very tasty spinach salad that had hot pieces... More 

Thank Merry-Traveler7
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our window table we had a brilliant view of the Sun setting over the bay. The food was of a very good standard and the staff attentive and helpful. There is also a large well stocked bar. Our visit was a great end to a lovely day..

Thank John W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were going to eat here but the minute we got to the door all we could smell was fish. And it was not the fresh kind. Fresh fish you cannot smell, and you could smell this from outside the front door. Just something to keep in mind if you're not a fan of seafood, or stinky... More 

Thank HulkyNeets

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$25
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Wallis Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Raglan
  • Phone Number: +64 7-825 6543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?