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Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant

209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-833 6335
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Big congratulations to Pacifica for winning New Zealand restaurant of the year! We still dream of our beautiful Christmas Eve dinner there. It came with several degustation courses -- one after the other, with the most imaginative taste and presentation, reminding diners of the wild...More

Thank Kiwitravelduo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing, stellar experience that I would recommend to anyone, thank you team Pacifica. Natalie called to offer us an earlier seating as we advised when booking initially, that we'd prefer to come in earlier in the evening if possible, so that was hugely appreciated....More

Thank Kas L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible value, beautiful six course meal, food was some of the best I have ever had. Could do with better chairs and tables to match the excellent food and architecture.

Thank Peterdubai
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 5 course degustation menu is the obvious choice ... seafood and 'mixed' (with meats) is available. Wine pairing doubles the charge - consider to order a single wine bottle instead. The initial course (squid dumpling w/ creamy polenta) was very tasty - with delightful...More

Thank Uhuru966
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the 5-course degustation menu, 1 seafood and 1 meat menu. The food was good, but I'm not sure it warrants the title of NZ's best restaurant. Service was good, the wait staff were knowledgeable. As stated the food was good, but not excellent....More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to be visiting Napier a few days before pacifica got its NZ number 1 restaurant review. Booking was straightforward and Natalie was friendly and called back promptly after we left our details. Went there with my parents, theres a 5 course degustation...More

Thank Agnes C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Recommended by 2 others - Neither did it justice Food sensational and accompanying wines delightful. Staff were superb One of the best meals either of us have ever had. We will be back Troels & Patrick Ps ... only thing you need to improve on...More

Thank troelshen
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My kind of place .Very tasty , interesting, small courses. Lovely friendly service. The chef adapted and coped with our daughter's mussel allergy with no fuss at all . Incredible value. Seemed to be lots of regular clientele . We would definitely return when in...More

Thank holyisle
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Regrettably, I haven't been to every restaurant in the world, or even in Australia, or even in Aotearoa, but of the many I have been to, this is one of the very best. A small, rather strangely coloured seaside shack, but inside it is warm,...More

Thank wallybyname
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely divine food with amazing service. Every mouthful was delicious. Would definitely dine here again!!!

Thank ConradKatehoneymoon
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26 October 2016|
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Response from kimdavis4 | Reviewed this property |
all the other responses are great, there is also a free camping site in Te Awanga, close to 3 wineries, Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate, you should include wine tastings into your trip. only 15 minutes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-833 6335
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