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Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant

209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-833 6335
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited last month after reading Cuisine Magazine ratings. Service was perfect but will still always felt under pressure to leave - to accommodate 2nd sitting (we assume). Not really an issue for us but can understand the reason why given the strong demand for meals...More

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best food i have eaten for quite some time, service is fantastic, staff are so friendly, wine list is amazing and they have excellent Hawkes Bay craft beers.

Thank BrentGLiley
Reviewed 5 days ago

When work mates heard that the restaurant had won NZ restaurant of the year, a group of us decided to check it out. None of us were disappointed. Food was divine, service was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I highly recommend it!

Thank Penguin_Jax_2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

A return visit after quite a few years (we live almost 3 hours away) At time of booking had not been aware of the big award so after checking reviews we were looking forward to our evening. 5 course degustation with wine match I chose...More

Thank I2977YPjohn
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were interested to try Pacifica following its recent award. Now we wonder what the criteria were in the judging as it was overall an above average, but not truly amazing experience. Other local restaurants such as Mister D and Bistronomy offer a much better...More

Thank Kiwicall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were so looking forward to our visit. I booked from Australia many weeks ahead. The only course I liked was the first crab dumpling. Every other course I disliked . It felt like there was so much preprepared food. Too much...More

Thank Steffo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had recently seen that they had won NZ restaurant of the Year so decided to book in for our anniversary. Were very much impressed. The food was fantastic!! The mussel wasn't my favourite but then I'm super fussy on mussels. The gurnard with shellfish casserole...More

Thank Karlosdajackel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic evening at Pacifica. Can definitely understand why they achieved #1 NZ restaurant. The service was impeccable, the wait staff were well versed on every dish. As a pescatarian there were a couple of variations needed, but this was no problem and accommodated well. $50...More

Thank Antoinette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been planning to dine here for a while after hearing all of the awards and accolades BUT was a huge disappointment unfortunately. The food was ok but definitely not up to the standard that We had been expecting. I do have to say the...More

Thank Haides76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined a few girlfriends to try out the restaurant. Did not realise it was based on 2 set meals. Chose the fish option and it was to die for!! Fabulous flavours and came out not feeling over full which was strangely nice. Bit disappointed on...More

Thank Claire H
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25 October 2016|
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Response from kimdavis4 | Reviewed this property |
all the other responses are great, there is also a free camping site in Te Awanga, close to 3 wineries, Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate, you should include wine tastings into your trip. only 15 minutes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-833 6335
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