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Pacifica Kaimoana Restaurant

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209 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-833 6335
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

This is an amazing restaurant in a picturesque wooden building opposite the waterfront at Napier. We chose the five course seafood degustation menu. Each was an explosion of exquisite tastes. We couldn't believe the quality for only $50 per person. (You can choose to pair the courses with wines for another $60 each). We are so grateful that we were... More 

1 Thank Lesley L
Napier, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Last week I was lucky enough to dine at Pacifica, and to put it simply, I was blown away by all aspects of this truly refined and intimate dining experience. Pacifica offer a selection of 2 5-course degustation menu's which allows diners to have tastes of either a seafood based menu, or a mixed menu. As I love my red... More 

2 Thank AlexJCoupland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Wow, what an amazing experience. Pacifica chef Jeremy creates wonderful dishes that explode and satisfy. When you think 5 courses of gourmet food you think big plates tiny portions, well by the end of our meal we were all too full to finish the wonderful dessert. Using combinations of ingredients was fantastic on our taste buds, and the atmosphere and... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Yes, you may select only between the fish menu and the meet menu - but that's fine, it allows the chef to focus on only 8 dishes. And this you can feel: all products are fresh, each and every dish is innovative. We had a fantastic evening, enjoying and experiencing the food, the combination of ingredients. At NZ$ 50/person this... More 

1 Thank HONkiev
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

This restaurant never fails to impress. It's like a 'box of chocolates,' you never know what you are going to get. The food is exciting, the presentation a work of art and the flavours are nothing like anywhere else I've visited. Exceptional and always changing. The matching wines rate well too. The plates are small as stated but that is... More 

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Exteremely good value set menu, superb food with Kiwi slant. Book! It’s very popular. We tried on spec one night and failed! Set in lovely original 1850’s timber clad terrace of houses and businesses just slightly out of town on the sea front.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

As has been noted, Pacifico now only has tasting menus, meat or seafood. Some of the criticism (not enough food, some dishes weren't to the taste of the reviewer) seemed to us to largely miss the point. The chef is inviting you to sample innovative dishes which, in our view, were beautifully cooked and presented. You could also have carefully... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

The degustation and matched wine menu are a delight ,as are the well informed staff who add their own knowledge of the food and its origins.We will be happy to reccommend you to our friends.

Thank Steve T
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

This was a wonderful evening out. They only offer a degustation menu and my partner and I opted for the mixed choice (kaimoana and some meaty dishes). The restaurant itself was very cool in its layout and comfort. the staff were excellent and overall the very laid-back but at the same time attentive service was very welcome. i could see... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Five courses for $50 either seafood or mixed. Courses are small but taste superb. Very creative but not over the top. Staff talked us through each course so that we knew what each component was. Highly recommended unless you want a large meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?