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Hooked on Marahau

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229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8576
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Portland OR
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I had two meals (dinner) at Hooked. The food is excellent. We particularly recommend the catch of the day, the fish and chips, and the green lipped mussels. The homemade cookies are very good. The staff is very friendly. Highly recommend eating at Hooked if you are in Marahau

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Thank PDXTraveler110
zobobo, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you for your raving review. Sounds like you had a seafood feast. There is something special about eating seafood overlooking the ocean. Our cookies are so good we struggle to keep up with demand! We look forward to your return. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Sat outside with a lovely view over the beach, albeit with the road in between but it's not too busy. Had the catch if the day which was beautifully cooked and some local wine. Great restaurant

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zobobo, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you Alicia for your great review. Fresh fish, local wine over looking the ocean, Fabulous! More 

Hastings
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in whilst visiting the region for a coffee stop. Efficient service and devine coffee. The best muffin I have ever eaten at a cafe. Just perfect. Lovely atmosphere with picturesque views. Wouldn't hesitate to go again when visiting Marahau again.

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Thank Antarisha
zobobo, Manager at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your 5 star review. Hooked is certainly in a very special place in the world. I am glad you enjoyed our hospitality, coffee and muffin we look forward to your return. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

After kayaking and hiking in abl tasman we had a short break there. Really friendly Stuff,good Food. Clean restrooms.

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent coffee, food and service, very clean and bright, well presented. Congratulations to the owner for the quirky renovations - just fab.

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Thank Chick282
zobobo, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you! We love it too. More 

St. Moritz, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for some fresh fish. The staff is very friendly and the food was delicious. The interior design is lovely and the restrooms very clean and pleasantly scented. All together a perfect place to have a nice dinner with a fantastic view of the Tasman Sea. It's a must!

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zobobo, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you Jim for your 5 star review. We pride ourselves on offering great food and service in a lovely setting. We hope to see you again. More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We called this restaurant to see if they would do take-away - sometimes you just want to eat in. It wasn't a problem at all. We ordered the salt & pepper squid & seafood spaghetti. The takeaway was on their china plates covered with foil. Perfect service and absolutely perfect food. Would recommend this to anyone staying in Marahau!

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zobobo, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you Pam for your 5 star review. I agree, sometimes you just don't want to go out but still want good food. I am glad we pleased. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I hosted a party of 8 for last night's dinner at Hooked, which happened to be "opening night" for the season. We were all very happy with the quality of the food, service, and ambience. The wait staff was helpful, friendly, and kind. Most of our party ordered the fish-of-the-day, which was cooked to perfection. The food,... More 

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zobobo, Manager at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I am very pleased you enjoyed your evening with us at Hooked. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Do not miss the opportunity to dine in one of New Zealand's finest restaurants. Every last thing on the entire menu is to die for! The mussels will blow your mind! Zoe is a goddess!

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Thank Kateoregon
zobobo, Manager at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Hello Kate, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Hooked. I hope you return to this special paradise. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent food had by whole group and great service. Lovely atmosphere and new owners seem to be doing a great job.

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zobobo, Owner at Hooked on Marahau, responded to this review

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking time to post your review. I am pleased your group enjoyed their visit with us at Hooked. Same owners. Year 15 now! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Marahau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-527 8576
Description
Hooked on Marahau is a cafe and beer garden located on the Marahau waterfront; 1.5Km from the start of the Abel Tasman National Park's Coastal Track. Hooked has arguably the best view in the area with vistas across Tasman Bay and north along the Astrolabe to Adele and Fisherman's Islands in the Abel Tasman. We serve cafe style breakfast and lunches with barista coffee and homemade baked goods. We also have a daily happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dinner is bistro style with local wines and locally brewed craft beers.

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