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145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
12:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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228 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived and was told to find a seat and someone would be with us shortly. So we sat and waited - then waited some more. After waving down a waitress we ordered a couple of glasses of wine and asked for a menu then waited. Slowly our wines arrived minus the menu's which I asked for again then waited some... More 

Thank Lsas26
Dunedin, New Zealand
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My colleague and I were looking for a place to have an evening meal before we headed back to Dunedin after a work assignment. We asked at the local Lotto shop for any suggestions and had 3 names offered to us of eating places on the main street along the lake front. We checked out the possibilities and settled on... More 

Thank Jeff D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. The staff were very helpful and friendly which added to the pleasant experience. We had Char Sui pork spare ribs - delicious and the spicy chicken karate just as delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul G
Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our evening was enjoyable enough but we wouldn't rush back to Alivate. We ordered Edamame (drowned in sweet chilli jam) Char Sui pork ribs (so dry we couldn't finish them), Massaman venison (which was our favourite, although the flavour was more of a Pengang curry), Miso and sake mussels (nice enough). The wait staff were lovely but the meals just... More 

Thank ava_nichole
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff did tell us that it was meant to be a "sharing meal" where you pick a few (4-5 dishes) for 2... but at 20+ each that goes up quickly (100-120$!!!) That's not reasonable. So we picked 3 and decided if we were still hungry we would get something at the supermarket (which we did had to). The table... More 

Thank CyclingTheWorld
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Wanaka and for some reason hadn't ventured up the stairs to dine for over 5 years. Inspired by visiting friends .... up we went. Asian infusion shared food that was divine (and that at other establishments around here and Queenstown/ Arrowtown would be twice the price) Casual atmosphere, excellent service, and great views.... my new favourite restaurant.

Thank happy53Wanaka
Dunedin, New Zealand
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views from the deck and worth a photo ,,But the food was poor and not worth the money as it was strange and needed strong coffee to remove the taste ,,Did not trust i would get a good coffee there so went to a place around the corner which served very good coffee ,,I wont go back to Allivate

Thank Robert S
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, fantastic as always. Views are second to none, Staff were extremely friendly and on the ball. Menu has much variety and an impressive drink and cocktail menu to match. Cant wait for our next Alivate experience!!

Thank d0r11
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Up the stairs to the verandah to enjoy great views of beautiful Lake Wanaka. Interesting menu focused on Asian style, service was very good and interesting wine list.

Thank Melinda F
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Were in Wanaka for the evening and thought the menu looked great as we walked up the front. Sat out in the sun on the terrace, beautiful spot with views over the lake. Food was tasty and came out quickly. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Would definitely reccomend.

Thank Matt W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188
Asian fusion share plate menu that is not only authentic, but memorable. We are open seven days from 12pm till late. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Asahi, Jabberwocky Pale Ale and Brewski on tap and Central Otago wines.

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