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Kaikoura Seafood BBQ

40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 27 376 3619
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“scallops” (110 reviews)
“rice” (73 reviews)
“fritters” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We read reviews and picked this out for lunch after visiting Fyffe House and seal watching. A lovely setting and good choice of food. We had the crayfish fritter which was very different and tasty. Friendly staff. It does get very busy and there is...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Must try the crayfish, but fair warning for the price. the food was delicious, finger licking good, there was a bit of a line, and challenge to find parking slots during busy hours. Mind you, they run out of stock quick so make sure you...More

Thank Mulyadi K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to try local, fresh crayfish and other seafood from this food stand right by the water. Wonderful foodie experience!

Thank Neha G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped over to have our lunch before going for the whale watching. The blue cod and scallop are really fresh, amazing to go with the rice. We had our meals outdoor. It’s a pity that the weather is too cold, the food gets cold...More

Thank Portia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered crayfish but it's under my estimated. It's not fresh. No matter the waitress are helpful and serve quickly. If you haven't time you can sit and see the ocean view with seafood dishes. But i don't choose if i have more time

Thank Sunisa n
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This roadside cafe served up freshly cooked seafood from the grill. We had the whitebait fritter and grilled fish sandwich. Served on fresh bread although others had rice and salad. Definitely worth a stop if you are driving to Point Kean

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The crayfish tail was very meaty and fresh, and it was honestly the highlight of that meal. The prawns were a bit undercooked which was quite gross. Whitebait patty a bit watery. We spent $105 on what's pictured. Okay to try if you are in...More

Thank Nightdj31
katecU5170ZY, Owner at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We do agree that crayfish is, indeed, an expensive item. Disappointing for many people because it is caught here in Kaikoura. However, the purchase price is controlled by the export market which is sky high! We work very hard buying...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We are Kiwi tourists who came for the crayfish. We chose one from a chilly bin and it was cooked to perfection for us. The staff were friendly and chatty. It was a great place to stop and very busy but the service was great....More

Thank Gracie2612
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This place was so disappointing. We saved it for last as we'd heard such good things but I wish we hadn't bothered. The prawns were over cooked and nothing was seasoned, the seafood chowder was watery and tasted like it came from a can and...More

Thank Eclecticpanda
katecU5170ZY, Owner at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I shall try respond to your comments: The seafood chowder is homemade everyday. it is certainly not “out of a can”. The food is purposely not salted because seasoning is provided on the tables and people tend to complain if...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

This place came highly recommended by our hotel owners. It is also closer to the Kaikoura Trek. Finished our trek and this shop by the road was closing down. We ordered the Cray fish and Mussels - local delicacy and it was very good. The...More

Thank ramchabi
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27 January 2015|
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Response from NivAuckland | Reviewed this property |
If you are walking it will take you take you about an hour at a leisurely pace. I don't know if you can catch a bus. You could get a taxi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$69
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Fyffe Quay | Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 27 376 3619
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Recommended by Lonely Planet. Freshly cooks seafood to order on BBQ outdoors. Very good and cheaper than the local restaurants. Everything served in a sandwich or with rice and salad. Open daily weather permitting from 11am
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