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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

) #1 of 39 Restaurants in Whakatane $$ - $$$ Asian, ,
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0009
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“curry” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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Asian, New Zealand, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Its been at least 9 years since we last dined at Babinka. We loved it then and we still love it now. The curries are next level and are so good. We arrived early with our children and were the first in the restaurant but...More

Thank JulieONZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I had the salmon and it was awesome. And the service was amazing, fast and genuinely friendly. A must dinner venue every time I am in Whakatane. Thanks Coralie. Great night.

1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was really slow, the curries that our table got were really nice, but the salmon main was extremely disappointing, with very small portion size and veggies not as described. If I came back again I would recommend only ordering from the curry menu.

Thank Penelope P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a meal any time of the day or night. Quick friendly service with a good selection and range of food

Thank bonnie9433
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food experience, the flavours were amazing and authentic and enjoyed by everyone at the table.

Thank JaynedR
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went to Babinka for dinner. We ordered a variety of food from the large menu. Service was friendly and efficient. I had the seafood chowder which was tasty and filling. If there are a group of you, this would be a...More

Thank TravellingWahine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SriLankan Coriander curry is fantastic and a fun time guaranteed when brought to the table by Coralie.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back here after 4 or so years. The food is still delicious. Red Devil & Black curries ordered & thoroughly enjoyed, flavours were yum, yum, yum. Desert was awesome as well, cheese cake & Wattalapan devoured.

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in with a couple of Babinka regular patrons and enjoyed a warm winters evening of great service, delicious food and much conversation. Thank you :)

Thank AWL-Womble-1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great warm atmosphere, super friendly service and delicious flavours... it's why I keep coming back every week! :-)

Thank Wo0dsy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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10:00 - 14:00
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10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 0009
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