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KORU at Rapaura

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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Coromandel 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is divine, the prices reasonable, service excellent and friendly, the gardens and walks magnificent. I wasn't expecting how good this place (gardens and restaurant) would be and ended up staying a lot longer than planned. I had only planned on going through the gardens but I'm very glad my friend convinced me to also have lunch at Koru.... More 

Thank Rose_McLeod00
Taupo, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have lived in the Coromandel Peninsula on and off all my life and I am wondering why it has taken me so long to visit Koru @ Rapaura Restaurant and Cafe. I think we need to start acting like a tourist in our own backyards and not leave these beautiful treasures for visitors to our area to enjoy only.... More 

Thank Michelle S
Thames, New Zealand
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The food and setting is brilliant. We haven't been for a couple of years but were extrememely happy with the food & Service. Best to go during Spring/Summer

Thank Gloria T
Thames, New Zealand
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I'd visit again in an instant, we had coffee and delicious cake then visited the stunning gardens cumulating in a walk to their waterfall and swimming hole. The gardens are a delight, what an amazing effort they have put in. We met the lady owners son, he was charming and chatted to us for quite some time. We are looking... More 

Thank Michelle A
Kilauea, Hawaii
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

What a special place! To begin with, the gardens of Rapaura are a delight and offer a setting that is truly memorable! Take the time to walk the water gardens and the short hike up the seven steps to a small, but special stream and waterfall. Also, if you ever have the opportunity, you must stay at the lodge on... More 

Thank Kai_Aloha_Traveler
Auckland, New Zealand
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

different delicious and surprisingly unique for such a wee cafe. we had the brushetta and it was delicious and the hazelnut torte . YUM

Thank Molzmum
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

After the walk around the water gardens, we went to the restaurant hoping to get just coffee and desserts. The kitchen was almost closed at that time too. However, the chef was really nice and approached us to recommend food for lunch. The food was simply amazing- the flounder was prepared to perfection and the lamb was really tender. Coupled... More 

Thank C_lohwt
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

My husband was grumpy as he had missed dinner the night before so I cheered him up with the promise of a nice breakfast at Koru as it had had good reviews. You do wander where you are heading as you drive up some narrow country roads BUT keep going as it is well worth the trip. If you are... More 

Thank SootyCambridge
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Sacha and Sally present high quality delicious food in lovely surroundings (both the restaurant and surrounding gardens are immaculately presented). The special almond chocolate cake is a must have. The prices of plated food are well worth it as the kitchen is run by an amazing chef with a passion for creating fantastic tasting meals. Quality tasteful NZ gifts on... More 

Thank lucyc702
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

We had a lovely walk around the Gardens at Easter. It was very peaceful and relaxing there were only two other couples there at the time. It took about 45 mins to get all the way round. Then we went for Coffee. Good coffee and a Toastie each for lunch. What's not to like!

Thank Swiftie99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Coromandel 3575, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Coromandel
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 4821
A place where Mother Nature tickles your taste buds! Sample great home-style cooking, using fresh ingredients from the Coromandel; like Hauraki Flounder, Green Lipped Mussels and seasonal treats. Served in a tranquil setting surrounded by New Zealand flora. The perfect place to enjoy a 'Dam’ good coffees and home-baked delights.

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