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Buller Cafe

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Palmerston St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 8736
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We came after we read reviews on Trip advisor. Excellent Chinese dishes. Affordable price. Highly recommended.

Thank Adi C
Westport, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This has to be the best fish and chips in nz.. there is something about the chips that makes them better taster! I also love the lunch box Chinese for $9:50 where you can pack in so much of noddles, fried rice, or sweet and sour pork, black bean beef and a chicken dish. This is always my first stop... More 

Thank heaph111
Airlie Beach, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Every time we come home to visit, top on the list of things to do, is to go to "Tony's". This place never changes (in the very best of ways). The food is always great, love, love having a sole fillet and bluff oysters!!!

1 Thank karendB5953XV
Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I went to the Buller Cafe especially for a meal of fresh locally caught fish. I was not disappointed. The meal was delicious, well presented and well priced. Would recommend this cafe.

1 Thank Linda F
Brussels, Belgium
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

you are driving for hours, it's mid day, stop there, take an hour the have a go lunch, it's nice clean and relaxing place

1 Thank olivier b
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

While visiting the lovely town of Westport, my family and I popped into the Buller Cafe for dinner - it had pretty good reviews on TripAdvisor and was one of the only places open … If you like choice, then you might say this is a good place to go. There was a Chinese Takeaway and Fish & Chip Shop... More 

Thank Chuck498
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

There was only one type of fish on offer (was fresh & cooked well), chips bit over done & greasy, and vege noodles were lacking flavour and were short on veges. Staff were friendly and service quick.

1 Thank ebbd
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I have been familiar with this Cafe since 1984!! It never changes...I am on my way down this January to dine at this uniquely New Zealand Cafe...the family can hardly wait.

1 Thank DeeDee1957
Westport, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The Buller Cafe is the only Chinese restaurant in town. It is split in to three areas and they are...1. Those who wish to Chinese Takeaways....2. Those who wish to have european takaeaways...... 3. Those who wish to have a meal on the premises in the small and very basic restaurant. The food is of a high standard and the... More 

Thank denisbergman
Westport, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I too am a regular visitor to the Buller Cafe where my choice is the fresh homemade Roasted Pork Bums or Chicken and Cashew, and the famous 'Tonys' Chips made from potatoes peeled and chopped out back as the have been for maybe 60 years. A fantastic value for money, great food and very friendly family run business!

2 Thank Kbee55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palmerston St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 8736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?