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Wai Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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1/149 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7505
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Rensselaerville, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once on the island, we took a bus to Oneroa, where we found a row of shops and restaurants by the beach. We decided to have brunch at Wai, a chic restaurant overlooking the water, and was delighted to discover that our waiter, a young man named Kit, was an aspiring professional modern dancer currently studying in Wellington. We both... More 

Thank 675margaret
Auckland NZ
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food, Very friendly Staff, Great Service. Looks out over Oneroa Beach. Fantastic place for lunch

Thank cleo47
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly by our wait staff and were fortunate to get a verandah seat at the front, stunning views on a beautiful summers day! Menus, water and wine were sorted promptly, and shortly after our seared tuna on Vietnamese salad arrived, yum yum!! Service was prompt and cheerful, the bathrooms clean and well appointed A great location bang... More 

Thank Catherine C
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food here with a great outlook over Oneroa beach, inside and outside dining and glass all around so views everywhere you sit. The coffee can be a bit hit or miss, however if you tell your waitress they are very prompt with replacing it. Great service

Thank Claire M
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly I'm unable to review this property. We went in, sat down and were given menus. 15 minutes later after being ignored we walked out. Our visit was after the lunch rush and we had no problem getting a table with a Fantastic view. Interesting menu. Just sad we couldn't order anything.

Thank lededwards1949
Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came today in this restaurant to have a lunch, I chose this place for the beautiful view. The food was ok but I couldn't be able to get a glass of wine because I didn't bring with me the passport (I'm 25 years old and I showed them my European drive licence, Australian RSA card and the picture of... More 

Thank Alberto P
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a weekend here and after our walk came to Wai for Brunch We have been before and this place is relaxed and casual and we managed to avoid the rush The eggs bennies were good and quickly served Coffee is smooth and the pick of the menu is the Belgian hot chocolate Good pleasant staff who are attentive... More 

Thank Richard S
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165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view of the ocean. Friendly staff. Good menu for brunch. I had the tomato salad, and loved the way they baked the goat feta and roasted the cauliflowers before serving. The salad and a beer cost NZD31.50

Thank Lindsay W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not really a restaurant, more of a cafe. The view across Oneroa bay is very nice and the airy decor is very different. Food is not special but OK for a coffee and a bit of cake in my view. I was with a friend one time who said that the "mince on toast" was exceptional, I did... More 

Thank Trevor D
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were lovely helpful & just divine but the food was just a little bit ordinary…worth a visit for the lovely service

Thank BrightonBrowns

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/149 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 7505

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