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92 Te anau Terrace, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 4333
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“tapas” (12 reviews)
“thai food” (3 reviews)
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Fusion, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
92 Te anau Terrace, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for breakfast in a rainy morning. Ordered pancakes n egg Benedict’s. B4 we can njoy, the waitress pour the whole pancake dish over my Husband! The waitress kept apologising and offer to make good the situation. We were offered a laundry token, full...More

Thank Happyeats75
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This place on the lakeside surprised with some excellent, nicely presented food (some Asian orientation but not completely) for both dinner and breakfast. We came back several times!

Thank BillS2743
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Our tour made midday stop here. Seemed quite a large asian inspired menu but also cakes etc. We just had a brownie,treacle cake and coffees as only a brief stop so unable to comment on quality of main dishes..

Thank Jodian
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We had lunch here and had several Thai dishes. The chicken satay was very good, as was the Pad Thai. You don't really expect to get good Thai food in a tiny town in New Zealand, so Takahe was a very pleasant surprise.

Thank Scubaqueen_12
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The Takahe is a great cafe/restaurant with the best chips in town! Also had a fab Thai takeout meal! Very reasonable prices, pleasant staff, quick service, and lovely decor! One of my favourite eating places in Te Anau.

Thank Norma B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Stopped here for quick lunch on our way to Milford Sounds. Sandwich and Pie served were nice and tasty. service and other facilities were very good. Ideal place to visit during a stopover in Te Anau.

Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This cafe is right on the front at Te Anau and serves the most amazing pies with cheese, mince, vegetables...just try one! the coffee and cakes are good too.

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I had chicken satay at 12pm, at 4pm I vomited it all up and had horrible diarrhea for the next 12 hours. all other food eaten in previous 2 days had also been eaten by my husband too and he is fine, this was the...More

Thank territraveller1000
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Wanted a low key Friday supper and we had both fancied fish and chips, so that’s what we went for and were not disappointed. Red snapper battered fish and a basketful if skinny fries with a tasty salad garnish. Nice glass of Merlot to go...More

Thank lahall9462
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with our your bus for a quick lunch. Varied menu with tapas, entrees and and sandwiches. The Thai food sounded good so we tried the Pad Thai and were pleasantly surprised with how flavorful it was. Tried the seafood chowder as well and...More

Thank Cedsmom
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Te anau Terrace, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Takahe tapas, Wine bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 4333
We are a fully licensed lake front cafe and restaurant. We offer Thai Burgers and Stonegrill Dining. It is a great place to chill out in a sunny day or next to the fire on a cold winters day, with local wine or beer and fantastic views of the lake!
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