Nikau Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Discover an outstanding dining experience at Nikau Restaurant & Lounge Bar.

A stylish and airy space, with island-influenced architecture, Nikau Restaurant is located within the lush tropical gardens of a 4-star hotel. Expect superb service, with a menu that showcases the finest flavours of the Bay of Islands.

Focusing on traditional New Zealand cuisine, Nikau specialises in fresh seafood, stunning meats and inspired vegetarian recipes. Be sure to try their garlic Rewana (a type of Maori bread), as well as the popular braised lamb shank with kumara mash. Naturally, their dessert menu includes a twist on the country’s favourite pavlova.

The bar specialises in award-winning wines (made in New Zealand), as well as craft beer and cocktails. Proud to offer an exceptional dining experience, Nikau is located with the Scenic Hotel, Paihia.

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Nikau Restaurant & Lounge Bar
58 Seaview Rd
Paihia

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm till late

Phone: 09-402 7826
Website: www.scenichotelgroup.co.nz

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Nikau Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Location: Paihia
Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Lay Tan

Great food and service. Thanks

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Robert Gin

They had our table already reserved in a nice location. We were nervous as being the first diners arriving in an empty restaurant concerned us. Then large groups came in and sat at their tables and others who had no reservation were turned away. We started with the clam chowder which was so huge and satisfying we could have stopped there. Then our main courses were expertly prepared and there was no room left to even attempt a dessert. All the dishes truly displayed the freshness and purity of the New Zealand ingredients. We came away still thinking about the clam chowder.

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Very much enjoyed our meals, so much so that we couldnt even have any pudding as we were too full. The service was excellent, cant fault them what so ever. I will recommend this Restaurant too anyone when asked.

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Very disappointing all round. First impression was the manager on the night, he was unfriendly and unaccomodating. Meals were basic bar food, in fact worse. Steak with three quarters of the plate of Curley fries. Meals came out Luke warm and an hour later! Children’s meals a massive disappointment, three chicken nuggets in three slider buns. Only to discover, the children’s meals are full price and not included in the first table deal. Waitresses were lovely and looked apologetic. Manager rude, answered back rudely when I mentioned our disappointment. We have dined at first table over 20 times, all over the country, this was the a huge contrast in comparison to the experiences we have had. Would not recommend they register as a first table restaurant.

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Delicious dinner was had by my pariand I, highly recommend it..

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Anne Bartlett

Staff where amazing friendly and very accommodating. Only negative is they hadn’t received the email from first table for my booking so I had to email to them on arrival not ver good at first table end.

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Lil Schmunk

The. Lamb was the best we’ve ever had.
Awesome meal!

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Fantastic meal and service!

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As soon as we arrived we were greeted in a warm and welcoming manner from reception who then handed us over to the dining room staff that were outstanding. Meals are a great size and amazingly tasty. We are still raving on our experience from last nights dinner. Highly recommend this place. Very clean and tidy. Calm and relaxed atmosphere, very helpful and can not wait to return. Thank you all very much for making our evening a beautiful one.

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The staff at Nikau were very friendly and the service was extremely efficient.
The food was good.
My husband ordered the seafood chowder for his entree and it didn't disappoint all that was missing was some bread to dunk into it.
The main meals were great the only one that wasn't so good was my sons mini pizza it was obviously straight out of packet not freshly made and my 4 year old son didn't like it.
The desserts my children ordered were much enjoyed.
We had a lovely evening with the pizza being the only negative.

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Elizabeth Andrews

When we arrived greated with a smile and lead to our table atmosphere relaxed and friendly.
The food service was fast. From the bread and dip starter to the desserts the food was all of excellent standard.

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The seafood chowder was to die for, ckocka full of seafood. My steak was cooked as requested, to pure perfection, didnt really need the knife. Nikau restaurant was lovely and clean as were the amenities. The wait staff were very attentive but not in your face, welcoming, friendly and very professional. Added bonus was the Nikau was just across the road from our accommodation which we didnt know when booking. A great experience and will be back for sure. If in Paihia people, please give the Nikau restaurant a go.

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Absolutely perfect!

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The fish chowder was the most delicious that we have ever had. It was full of fish and shell fish in a creamy sauce.
Wonderful early evening. We were so full up with a chowder and main we did not have extra space for a dessert but instead went for a sublime walk on Paihia beach.

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We had a really nice experience. Great staff and good food. Definitely recommend the eye fillet over scotch fillet if in doubt. Really good value for money.

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the staff were very friendly and pleasant, the food was fantastic. the presentation of the plated food was great. keep up the good work
Nikau Restaurant & bar, Paihia, we will be highly recommending this restaurant and we will definitely go back ourselves with friends and family. thanks again, Merry Christmas

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Great quality food and service, thank you.

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This was my first time using first table and and it was fantastic. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and the service and food was lovely.

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Denise Jacobs

Had dined here before and was slightly disappointed in comparison. My husband had the eye fillet with prawns (×3 shrimp) and bisque puree. They allowed me to swap the sirloin steak dinner with an eye fillet steak which was great however it would have been perfect if there was less curly fries and onion rings, and replaced with greens like broccoli and green beans

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Nice food and pleasant atmosphere

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William Davis

Nice attentive service with great vegan options. Will dine again!

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Rebekah Polglaze

Great Value for money, delicious food and the waitress was very pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyed our night out! Thank you.

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The meals were all fantastic and this is a hidden gem for dining.. i myself would not have walked in the door for dinner if it had not been for first table, as was not aware of the public restaurant. So good daughter has booked again for her birthday dinner this week.. A++ you will not be disappointed...

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We all ordered the steak dish and it was divine! Could happily eat it again. Lovely waitress and good service.

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Carousel Inocencio

It was a very enjoyable meal. The steak we had was cooked to perfection as ordered and lamb shank was so tender, falling off the bone. We ended succumbing to their delicious dessert offerings which arrived as generous helpings. The pretty waitress was friendly, smiling and provided excellent timely service. No hesitation in recommending this venue

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Michele Fiebig

Lovely Quiet atmosphere. Shame it was hard to find as the signage wasn't very clear. Otherwise we had a lovely dining experience with our children

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