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Ma Maison

2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“spicy chicken” (2 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ma Maison
1. Stunning location
"This is a top-class restaurant in a stunning setting."
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2. Delicious food
"The standard of cuisine could easily have been on master chef"
John M
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3. Excellent service
"The service is so welcoming and friendly that you don't want to leave."
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After almost 2 hours slow walk taking photos of Akaroa, how can we miss the nice look Jetty. When we asking a local which place to have a nice dinner at the jetty, they point at Ma Maison. We group of 4 sit down almost...More

1  Thank khingkwl
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 October 2017

For 17 days in South Island, carefully analyzing reviews, we kept an open mind and searched desperately for a fine dining experience. Eventually we gave up, lowered our expectations, and started eating pies and cryovaced meals. On our second last day we found the perfect...More

2  Thank Dojii
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fresh of the boat we were just streching our legs along the waterfront when we stumble upon this place hidden behind main street / promenade shops and close to the pier. The clam chowder is excellent, deserts to die for and service friendly and efficient....More

Thank Daneck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place for drinks or coffee on a summer afternoon in Akaroa. Good service, though the food and drinks took a while to be prepared as the venue was quite busy. However, we were so impressed at the quality of the food we came...More

1  Thank relax-eat-swim360
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to finish 2017. Came here for a meal with my wife. Food was fresh, delicious and great choice. Staff were attentive, happy and obliging. Lovely setting overlooking the water. Price was reasonable for a quality restaurant. Looking forward to returning!

1  Thank chchgecko
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times, for drinks, coffee, lunch and dinner. Always really happy with the service, the delievery of the food, the presentation and ambience. Always such a treat to sit outside (in winter they have blankies for you) with a drink and...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little spot for either a romantic getaway or a group of friends to enjoy some kiwi cuisine with a stunning outlook over the Akaroa Harbour. Service was at the right pace not too slow or too rushed, and don't forget to...More

Thank davidkinnaird2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a desert and coffee after a bike round Akaroa and after the dinner rush as we wanted to sit outside. We were given a choice of tables outside and ordered an espresso to see how the coffee was. Tick one, they...More

Thank Tonia v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The caramel semi-freddo was thoroughly enjoyed. Served with salted peanut brittle and honeycomb, it’s by far the best way to wrap up a delicious meal. Craig, the waiter; was prompt, friendly and attentive.

1  Thank ohnoitsnellie
akaroamamaison, Public Relations Manager at Ma Maison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ohnoitsnellie!! We're super glad you enjoyed your visit, and that Craig looked after you so well.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three adults all had beer battered fish. But at $30 the meal was expensive with a really small side salad. But - the fish was great and the chips fresh and not too salty. And the service was excellent. And if you want a harbour...More

1  Thank kenz56
akaroamamaison, Public Relations Manager at Ma Maison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi kenz56, thank you for choosing to visit Ma Maison and taking the time to post your review. We're glad you enjoyed the food and the service, we have a great team that take pride in trying to provide a wonderful experience for our guests,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668
  • E-mail
Overlooking Dailey's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour, Ma maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The view speaks for itself! Set away from the hustle and bustle, our Restaurant offers a very private dining experience, one to be enjoyed and savoured.
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