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Killer Prawn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Seafood
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Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 3333
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely disappointed. We asked at our hotel for a great seafood restaurant and she recommended Killer Prawn. Homemade bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil - it was garlic bread with the oil and vinegar dip, just does no go together. Either make it garlic bread or make it bread and dip. The menu was overpriced and boring. Won't be... More 

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Thank Jane M
Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excelent food. Good service. The ambiance of this restaurant never disappoints. All courses and selections are amazing.

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1 Thank Joanne J
auckland
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to this iconic restaurant some years ago, the place was jumping and was probably the pick of any restaurants in Whangarei. Great atmosphere, grunty interior and great food and service. Our visit a couple of weeks ago was somewhat disappointing. It appeared that this establishment, after a change of management, is more focused on the bar trade... More 

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Thank guggetravel
Whangarei, New Zealand
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Started our night out with a entree/bar snack. Walked in and ordered from the bar and sat in the bar area. Took our drinks with us, and got served fairly quickly. Oysters were yummy and went down fast, the wedges were a huge serving, to much for two people as a entree. The topping was very disappointing and they had... More 

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Thank Diannemh46
Whangarei, New Zealand
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236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Service is still attentive, friendly and helpful but the food has deteriorated. Tempura prawns and oysters are still great but the fish was overcooked and the chicken salad was yuk. Disappointed, ill return ONLY when we want the tempura seafood.

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Thank Angus L
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

He really enjoyed our lunch of fresh mussels with two different sauces- both were delicious. Easy to find in Town Basin.

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Thank Champagne552014
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great night. Great food. Great company. Great music. Great staff. Will happily come back. Easy to find. Great prices

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1 Thank Kathy R
New Zealand
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is an popular place and unfortunately the day we got the feeling that they were understaffed. The head of house seemed to be trying to do too much and in doing this 2 tables that sat after us got served before us. The food however was great. We had decided to have dessert however nobody came back to take... More 

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Thank Geepnz
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Went in Jan 2016, my and husband i got very ill with food poisoning from the prawns. Good thing our 2yr old tasted everything but the prawns and she was fine.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had a 12 person dinner party at King Prawn. The service was great. We'll looked after. The meal were beautiful. Very will presented and all meals came out together. I would definitely recommend this resturaunt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 3333

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