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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

) #2 of 38 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%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Asian, New Zealand, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Wo0dsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local Motel Managers who mostly live life vicariously through the experiences of our Guests. I did say Mostly, but for One Week every 3 Months, we have a Holiday and Live Life for ourselves. This is where all the tales of our Guests...More

Thank motiv8ed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere with the best wait staff in town. Would highly recommend a visit as u wont be disappointed

1  Thank boatfreek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere... the weather outside was frightening and the heather inside was delighting. There were many dishes to go, so... let it flow, let it flow, let it flow ;)

Thank Aureliebubu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time I was there and definitely not my last. Lovely service, very accommodating (got cooked something of the lunch menu for dinner) and it was absolutely beautiful. Pork filet on vegetable fettuchine. Super fast and soo good. Exactly what I needed to lift my...More

Thank anjad211
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on Mother's Day. Our meals were on time and all were very lovely and tasty. The service was impeccable. Many thanks for a lovely time.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Spare of the moment decision for our family of five to go out for dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants, and what a great night we had. The staff are awesome!!! they are friendly and real helpful. Our server Sam was fantastic, the...More

Thank Millsfams
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I love a place you can always rely on to have good food. If I need a treat, I go to the Babinka. I have enjoyed every meal I have eaten there over the last 4 years. So many restaurants nowadays have such similar menus....More

Thank Flutterbie
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a great restaurant to dine at, I enjoy the selection of meals and the position as it is close to the town centre

Thank quattroAQT515
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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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
  • E-mail
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