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Beachcomber Restaurant

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222 Commerce Street | Plaza North, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
+64 9-408 2010
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling for the day we arrived rather late in Kaitaia ,and had been told that on a long weekend with public holidays we'd probably find only Takeaways open. We were in for a real treat when we found Beachcomber open. When we walked in the staff were extremely pleasant but better was to come. Husband had the most delicious... More 

Thank 557Kiwi
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302 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here while taking part in the Tour of NZ 2013 bike race. Came back for the ToNZ 2017 version. Still a good feed at a sensible price.

Thank olthomas44
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My work colleague and I both order the shrimp fettuccine. While she had plenty of shrimp my serve had about 4 to 6 pieces! The shrimp also looked broken in bits like the kind you get in the frozen section of the supermarket. The salad was good. We had to ask about the specials. It is a shame as I... More 

Thank Justine G
DFasnacht, Owner at Beachcomber Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Justine, thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. We always take this as a constructive critic and we will keep a better eye on the ratio of shrimps in each plate. It is a shame you didn't inform us about it during your lunch since we prefer to handle this kind of issues straight away. We hope... More 

Kaitaia, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal was cooked nicely, was busy but plenty of room to be seated. Great service from the waitresses.

Thank angieus
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food served by smiling competent young ladies. Everything was absolutely perfect. Beautiful food made from top quality ingredients. A very good surprise in such a very small town. I had duck cooked exactly as it should, steamed all dente vegetable and a perfect polenta. As a desert a home made pavlova with the best meringue. And a delicious mocktail... More 

Thank almiragil
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This food served great food with many of the meals coming with a free salad bar. Very good steak and fish/seafood. Friendly staff and free WiFi. Definitely worth a visit if in town.

Thank IanD9
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day visiting the cape, having the largest ice cream in the world I wasn't sure I was ready for an evening meal. Didn't check Trip Advisor before choosing Beachcomber. It was the only restaurant in our rather ancient Lonely Planet. We are now back at our B&B enthusing about our meal. Actually looking up the fish and... More 

Thank Hamish_MacGlen
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are visitors to Kaitaia. Locals recommended Beachcomber. We had one.of.the.best.meals.ever! Three of us had the eye fillet steak, and one had the grilled fish of the day. It was all superb. Cooked perfectly and combined with excellent accompaniments. Each main included a trip to the salad bar, and the salads were really varied and tasty. Desserts hit the spot,... More 

Thank Mike G
Hanover, Canada
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272 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thsi is the number 1 rated restaurant in Kaitaia but I was disappointed. The salad was fresh anad adequate. I had the selection of fish but was surprised thsat it was all deep fried and it had losta lot of its flavour. My wife was not impressed either. Perhaps we expected too much from such a small town. The passion... More 

Thank Zappafan5797
DFasnacht, Owner at Beachcomber Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are very sorry the seafood platter (pan fried fish, tiger prawns, calamari and crumbed scallops, battered mussels) was not to your liking. We are happy though that you enjoyed our large and fresh salad bar as well as our house made gelato. We hope we... More 

Trondheim, Norway
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant restaurant, large salad buffet and nice dishes. very friendly staff, and excellent service. Good value for money.

Thank Tore A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Commerce Street | Plaza North, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kaitaia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-408 2010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?