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Manaia Kitchen & Bar

228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 9050
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (57 reviews)
“mussels” (16 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very friendly staff & they do GF food. Very nice. Walking distance from Pacific Harbour Villas. They have pizza ovens and do GF pizzas too.

Thank jenny661950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful friendly staff at a casual venue, perfect for a holiday town. Indoor and outdoor dining options but cosy inside on a cold winter's evening. Was popular on Saturday night so book ahead or maybe takeaway pizza. Good menu selection and an OK wine list...More

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food after a long day out. A friendly welcome from the staff made it all the better! The menu is brief but everything looked good. The fish and chips were excellent.

Thank DorsetAndrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made the terrible mistake of starting my NZ working holiday visa in Tairua. Terrible I say because, after 6 months, I haven't found one single restaurant that serves better pizza. I haven't been able to find a single restaurant in all of New Zealand...More

Thank snobhobby
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A Saturday meal with friends at Manaia was great. Tasty pizza, calamari and chicken. Fires cranking and warm hospitable staff. Thanks Manaia we will be back 🖤

Thank amyyma2
Andrea J, Owner at Manaia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thankyou so much for your review ....,myself and my team appreciate you taking the time to do this

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Really disappointed! Our owner recommended this restaurant, but I don't recommend it to anyone! After a very long wait, the wrong order arrived! A total of 1:30 for two pizzas. The staff was not polite at all, no excuses on their part! And when we...More

Thank Pontevillel
Andrea J, Owner at Manaia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

I am the owner of Manaia Kitchen Bar ... I'm very sorry your experience at my restaurant was not a good one ... unfortunately I cannot change what happened now . however I will look into what happened that evening . I have owned and...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service! Servers were friendly and the food was fresh and tasty, the servers here even gave us suggestions as to places to visit whilst in the town

Thank marnietayl
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Super friendly service and great food. We did have a bit of a wait for our breakfast, however waitress apologised and put right by offering not one but two scones. Top marks. Only downside is that they’re closed Wednesdays, but that’s probably better than being...More

Thank Leenard
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Lady taking orders was most unwelcoming and unhelpful. One lasagne meal had been heated but was almost cold when served. One waffle meal was missing the bacon which came later and the sauce was not heated - another misinterpretation from the reception. People placed at...More

1  Thank GailG1256
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Service was great but food was not bad but took 30 minutes to arrive after taking my order. The waiter apologized for the wait.

Thank Jed V
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2 September 2017|
Response from JohnPaul1950 | Reviewed this property |
Traveler ratings - Excellent:90 Very good:92 Average:28 Poor:14 Terrible:15 #2 of 10 Restaurants in Tairua...!!! Surely, it is not all that bad according to the above Tripadvisor stats...! However: half the venue being... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 9050
  • E-mail
Fully licensed cafe/restaurant located in the heart of Tairua. Woodfired pizzas, all day menu, dinner menu, sun-drenched courtyard. Tairua is a key stopping point for people traveling to destinations around The Coromandel. Equally, it is a much-loved local hotspot, favoured for its fresh and innovative cuisine, friendly service and spacious sun-drenched courtyard. Established over 10 years ago, Manaia Kitchen and Bar has kept pace with culinary trends while retaining its relaxed Coromandel vibe. Manaia Kitchen and Bar’s contemporary dining menu showcases the quality produce and kaimoana of the Coromandel and caters to every palate and appetite. From a morning coffee spot in the sun to a late night live music party, Manaia is constantly filled with people gathering in groups and having a good time.
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