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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

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62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0009
Today
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Babinka Whakatane never cease to amaze us, they are exceptional in all areas, the food, their customer service and the atmosphere is great. We enjoyed yet again a beautiful meal while dining in this past weekend and it ticked every box. Thanks heaps Babinka and your staff! The two waitresses Coralie and the other young girl are absolutely amazing! Well... More 

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Thank Tracey M
Whakatane, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Babinka is a reliable restaurant. What you expect to get is what you get - no surprises - like being different to last time you ordered the same item from the menu. It is a 'comfortable' environment and ideal to take visitors to in the knowledge that you can guarantee good service and excellent, tasty food.

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Thank Airini73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service waitress very efficient and friendly lovely meal good selection no long waits between courses highly recommend

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Thank Delwyn D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly a wide and varied menu here, although by the look of the chefs in the open kitchen, I'm guessing curry is a speciality. I certainly had one and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife opted for pasta, which whilst nice, was not as good as an Italian restaurants would be - obviously! Quick and friendly service, and enough covers to... More 

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Thank IvanNewZealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The salmon was fantastic! My partner had the pork and wasn't so thrilled but there wasn't anything left when he was done!!

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Thank Sailorbabe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When you don't know what to expect in the way of eateries, a crowded establishment is always a good sign. Babinka was, but we were politely invited in and allowed a short wait till we could be accommodated. Service couldn't have been more helpful, and despite warning us about possible delays because of the numbers, we noticed no delays at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After driving around on a Saturday night trying to find somewhere to eat we came across this restaurant & so glad we did, the young waitress was excellent & recommended the salad with banana, my friend absolutely loved it & I loved my chicken sala, great selection of food from European to Sri Lankan curries

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Rotorua, NZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Enjoyed our evening meal at Babinka. Great service, nice atmosphere - not loud :) Our European entree was delicious scallops & mushrooms in a wine sauce. We had Sri Lankan curries for mains. Lovely & tender chicken & lamb. Recommend.

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Thank Sarola
Whakatane, Nz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

All four of us really enjoyed our Sri Lankan meals...so tasty. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We are locals and feel very fortunate to have a restaurant of this quality in Whakatane.

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Thank SeaviewWhk
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Firstly the staff were fantastic. Coralie was very friendly and helpful with her friendly personality and knowledge of the dishes on offer. The food was great and no long waiting on a night when things were quite busy. A good variety to choose from both the meal and drinks menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Sri Lankan, Indian, Asian, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?