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Jambalaya Southern kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
+64 9-424 7201
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rib night on a Thursday - they use very cheap fatty cuts of meat - yukky, not much meat mostly fatty bits that you have to cut off, they load your palte with fries to fill the hunger - will not go back

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there a few times now and never disappointed- the ribs are the best but the burgers & pizzas are just as good. A good cocktail menu makes it a great place for a meal

Thank glennpowell
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578 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had come here before but went for takeaway this time. It took about an hour to get home so the food wasn't piping hot. For the most part most of the food was still quite nice, particularly the ribs and the buffalo wings. The fried chicken on the other hand wasn't as nice.The jambalaya was also still good but they... More 

Thank Acineto
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

could be good but misses the mark. needs a make over of menu and speed of service. staff are not listening and remembering the order or getting it accurately delivered

Thank johnflyger
jambalaya2015, Manager at Jambalaya Southern kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking out time and reviewing us. Can i please request you to tell us what exactly happened and where we went wrong and also the date you dined with us. So we can see what happened and how we can rectify the problem and make sure to give better experience next time. Thanks More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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257 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had a family dinner her 2 weeks ago. The ribs where huge and to die for. Great friendly service lovely location. Totally recommend. My husband had the seafood Jambalaya which he really enjoyed. Deals are on during the week so good value too.

Thank Leanne M
Winterthur, Switzerland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Looks like that they have just recently switched owners and are going through some growing pains. The food was still what was expected, they will need some time to get the place on its feet.

Thank kcamos
Long Riston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Initial impressions are a standard restaurant but the food is exceptional with tentative service to match. The wine and cocktails list is also well priced to entice customers to stay a little longer after the meal.. Highly recommended

Thank Welsh-Dragon328
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Excellent food and very attentive, friendly staff. The service was also very quick even though the restaurant was fairly busy.Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Helen121260
Dijon, France
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Corn bread was odd and jambalaya was not the best either. The service was fine and the atmosphere was good.

Thank Ameldajo
New Zealand
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256 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

A small group of us dined here in late November. It is situated in a small group of shops, and at busy times, parking is hard to find. Wheelchair accessible as well as toilets to the rear. Service was very good. We were told that there was a couple of staff down and there might be delays, but to their... More 

Thank Found_Lost_Key

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-424 7201

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