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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, European,
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0009
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (14 reviews)
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Indian, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice Sri Lankan food with friendly host. Easy to park and open lunch and dinner. Service not spectacular but it is the food that matters.

Thank coco082007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Babinka to try the Sri Lankan menu. We weren't disappointed. Our meal started with stuffed mushrooms; very good and an ample starter. We continued with the Black Chicken Curry, served with rice and pappadum. This dish was spicy, but not too hot, letting...More

Thank zdatny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant, food is 10/10, service is 10/10 we sat outside for lunch was fantastic. I will be going back. Top points to the team at Babinka.

Thank willsamtroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this awesome spot at the end of the road. Their food is absolutely delicious. Such a variety of curries and served so beautifully. We will be back.

Thank tweedd
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A nice and friendly restaurant where the staff go out their way to make you feel welcome and top it with great food.

Thank yrfgerg
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is Sri Lankan hence why I have not tagged it as Indian. It is a lovely place for a good meal that is value for money. We eat there at least once or twice a week and have tried most meals on the menu...More

Thank davec50
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

After a long trip during the day we were ready to eat ASAP and found this restaurant in the centre of Whakatane. I have eaten at many Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese restaurants over the years but had never eaten Sri Lankan cuisine before. We were...More

Thank W3Z
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a find!! No wonder Babinka is Number One on TripAdvisor. On a cold and wet Sunday night in Whakatane my wife and I, in town for a couple of days, enjoyed our visit to Babinka immensely... amazing food; and wonderful service guided us...More

Thank Pmof
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We nearly walked past this great Babinka Restaurant. We decided to dine after checked on trip advisor. Service was excellent and our meals were tasty and enjoyable as we watched the sun set on an amazing day. The curries are so tasty and authentic and...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a great wee place to eat. Service was amazing. Super friendly staff. Food was tasty and quick to table. Menu had something for everyone even the typical child friendly things. First time I had tried Sri Lankin food but it won't be my last....More

Thank Deb H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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