Cuisine: A La Carte, Mediterranean, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 12 restaurants in Hawke's Bay

Inspired by the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, Ahuriri Village Kitchen serves a choice menu of fresh and innovative dishes.

With the wealth of artisanal produce at their doorstep (including Napier’s famous vineyards, coffee roasters and fruit-growing farms), Ahuriri Village Kitchen is proud to use quality ingredients from local suppliers.

Their menu showcases the best seasonal produce on offer, from pan-fried Tarakihi and smouldering steak, to creamy mushroom risotto and spinach gnocchi (both vegetarian). Dig into salads of poached chicken or sauteed squid, or save room for their decadent desserts, with every dish beautifully presented and bursting with flavour.

Friendly and welcoming, with a bright interior and sunny outdoor patio, this cafe has become a local hub for casual fine dining within Ahuriri Village.

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Ahuriri Village Kitchen
15 Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri
Napier 4110

Open Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 7am - 4pm
Thursday - Saturday: 7am - 10pm
Sunday: 7am - 4pm

Phone: 06 835 8950
Website: www.facebook.com/AVKnz/

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Ranked: #2 of 12 restaurants in Hawke's Bay 2
Ahuriri Village Kitchen
Location: Napier
Cuisine: A La Carte, Mediterranean, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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We were greeted with a friendly smile and a great run through of the menu. From the second we walked in we felt the staff was attentive and thorough. Steaks were cooked beautifully and the seared scallops were to die for! This is one place to tell the friends and family about!

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Melissa Milliken

Delicious food, great atmosphere

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Michael Greatrex

Food was hot and delicious and the service was great.

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Wray Wilson

A beautiful meal for our first time out at the Ahuriri Village Kitchen. A warm and inviting atmosphere on arrival, friendly and welcoming staff and an excellent standard of food. The menu isn't huge - which I prefer - there is a good selection for most tastes. The food is well thought out and well presented. A good wine and beer offering featuring affordable but good quality local wines. A very pleasant dining experience and somewhere we would very happily dine again.

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Kelly Henderson

What a lovely experience. It was a dark and rainy night but the cosiness inside made us forget.

The service was friendly, welcoming and helpful without being over the top.

And the food was delicious. We started with the pizza bread followed by the lamb for me and pan fried fish and chips for my partner. The food was delicious and just the right amount. I was surprised to see my partner even eat the 'rabbit food' so there must have been something good in that dressing!

The meal was finished with a panna cotta which left us both feeling satisfied.

I would definitely go back to Ahuriri Village Kitchen and everybody else should too!

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Sandra Ho

Had a really good night. Service was good and prompt. Food was great! Definitely recommend and would love to come back.

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Absolutely a fantastic experience and delicious food really well presented with a great view. My favourite eating out experience so far in new zealand

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Emma Sherwood

First time going to AVK and it was incredible! Delicious food and amazing service - will be back!

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Outstandingly helpful, friendly service. I would even say "solicitous", which left a deep impression. Extreme alcohol intolerance means I cannot ingest alcohol or foods cooked in or prepared with any alcohol and this obviously challenges most restaurants. AVK rose the challenge spectacularly, not only coming up with on the spot alternatives which were delicious in themselves, but by being super-attentive and careful to make sure I was safe - the chef coming out to check personally when one of the dishes ordered did contain wine (it was for my wife).

The food was superb, too. Seared scallops with the consistency of a perfect steak, and the medium-rare ribeye was perfectly pink. The dark chocolate ganache was a delightful sharing dessert, extreme chocolate indulgence that was a perfect sweet end to a sweet treat dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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SHALOM HAENGA

Came for dinner with hubby and a friend last night. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Great friendly environment and the food was next level. Soooo tasty and cooked perfectly. Decent portions and not overdone. The service was just top notch too. Compliments to the Chef and team. Definitely a place to visit. I recommend the seared scallops

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we had our wedding anniversary dinner here and had one of the best fine dining experiences in Napier to date.
The seared scallops were delicious that my own disappointment was that I didn't order more. 21 aged steak cooked to medium rare, cheesecake with berry salsa all fantastic. Wife had the terrine starter, pan fried bluenose fish main and dark ghana chocolate ganache which she couldn't stop raving about how yummy it was.So much that we had to return for breakfast the following morning to again thank them for such a wonderful total experience.
We will definitely return sooner than later.

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This was a restaurant we had been looking forward to trying - and we were not disappointed. A lovely ambience, great service and fabulous food presented with pride. We're looking forward to returning with family and friends so we can try the dishes we missed out on!

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Fantastic! One of the best meals I have had in a long while and that's from an ex chef who is super picky!
Food was sublime, beautifully presented and the flavours were exquisite.
Service was understated but attentive and friendly.
Thank you for a wonderful evening, the 4 of us left very happy and satisfied.
Tina :-)

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Had a scallop starter and we had the rib eye and lamb rump as mains. The scallops were very likely the best we ever had. Took some real discipline not to order another plate. The 2 main courses accompanied with a couple glasses of syrah just completed a beautiful dinning experience for us. Will certainly recommend AVH to our friends and will make a point of going back when we are next in Napier.

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Catherine Cook

We finally got around to trying out Ahuriri Village Kitchen for dinner last week through firsttable.co.nz and had a very enjoyable evening. We sat outside so we could enjoy the last of the day's heat and sunshine on another glorious Hawke's Bay evening. The service was great (thanks Karl). He was friendly, helpful and knew his stuff. The wine he suggested was very complementary to our meals and all of the courses came out at just the right time. Both us had a different starter, main and dessert, and were happy to share the odd bite with each other. Special mention goes out to the salmon starter and the cheesecake which was very light, fruity and delicious. It was a really enjoyable night and we will be sure to return again.

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Heather Johnson

This restaurant was a gem of a find. Each plate we had was a taste sensation. This was certainly one of the best meals we have had dining out in Napier. The waitress was lovely and we had overall a lovely dining experience. We will certainly go again.

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Deborah Curtis

The AVK was the prefect balance of classy & comfy. There were hats and blankets available outside if the weather wasn’t what you prepared for.

Between the four of us dining we had the lamb, steak, and fish of the day, of which all we would highly recommend. The different flavours and ingredients used was interesting but all worked fabulously together.

I hope we can find another time in our schedules to enjoy this beautiful place again!

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We had an awesome dining experience at Ahuriri Village Kitchen. The service was incredible- friendly, efficient and non obtrusive. The decor and ambience is perfect - there are tables inside and out with blankets and sun hats available for use. But the food - oh my goodness! The warmed olives were a perfect appetiser. Thai tofu starter was full of Thai flavours and the lamb, saffron mash and asparagus was cooked to perfection and a fantastic spring dish. I didn’t really need dessert but couldn’t go past the chocolate ganache with vanilla icecream- heaven on a plate! The food is presented so beautifully and all tasted amazing. We will definitely be back!

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Lorraine Arrowsmith

We were very impressed with Ahuriri Village Kitchen and really enjoyed and appreciated the delicious food and excellent service.. The restaurant has a special ambiance - cheerful and most relaxing.. The new menu provided many choices and chosen dishes were well presented and delicious! We returned today with friends to enjoy a coffee prior to a movie at the Globe. Couldn’t resist sharing some cabinet food.. The date scone was perfect and so too was the YoYo!! Thumbs up to the managers and team!

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Linda Bartlett

We had a lovely night here at the Ahuriri Village Kitchen, creamy Parsnip and Apple Soup, delicate Tofu & Asian entree a little different. The mains weren't huge but beautifully presented and tasty you needed the sides of the mushrooms with the parmesan and the tiny carrots they were yummy. The dessert we ordered both the Creme Brulee and the Chocolate Ganache we preferred the Chocolate Ganache better. Definitely keen to go again and try a few other different dishes. Attentive and knowledgeable staff fantastic.

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Huia Eunson

I would imagine in summer it is a lovely venue.In the way of modern eateries it wasnt a "flashY' place.A lovely waitress, warm and welcoming...so a tip...and the food surprised me with it being a sou vied steak and vegetables, with the recommendation of a side of mushrooms. Divine mushrooms. My partner had the fish, which he was more than happy with. We will return

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We had the fish and beef for our mains very tasty and plenty of it staff were very attentive and friendly soft music and warm cosy atmosphere

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We were greeted with a friendly smile and a great run through of the menu. From the second we walked in we felt the staff was attentive and thorough. Steaks were cooked beautifully and the seared scallops were to die for! This is one place to tell the friends and family about!

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Melissa Milliken

Delicious food, great atmosphere

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Michael Greatrex

Food was hot and delicious and the service was great.

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Wray Wilson

A beautiful meal for our first time out at the Ahuriri Village Kitchen. A warm and inviting atmosphere on arrival, friendly and welcoming staff and an excellent standard of food. The menu isn't huge - which I prefer - there is a good selection for most tastes. The food is well thought out and well presented. A good wine and beer offering featuring affordable but good quality local wines. A very pleasant dining experience and somewhere we would very happily dine again.

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Kelly Henderson

What a lovely experience. It was a dark and rainy night but the cosiness inside made us forget.

The service was friendly, welcoming and helpful without being over the top.

And the food was delicious. We started with the pizza bread followed by the lamb for me and pan fried fish and chips for my partner. The food was delicious and just the right amount. I was surprised to see my partner even eat the 'rabbit food' so there must have been something good in that dressing!

The meal was finished with a panna cotta which left us both feeling satisfied.

I would definitely go back to Ahuriri Village Kitchen and everybody else should too!

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been before, will come again, just perfect all round

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Sandra Ho

Had a really good night. Service was good and prompt. Food was great! Definitely recommend and would love to come back.

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Brigid Ratapu

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Absolutely a fantastic experience and delicious food really well presented with a great view. My favourite eating out experience so far in new zealand

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Jo Fox

The menu had great choices and variants.

The food was tasty and yummy.

Service great.

Recommend this restaurant

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Emma Sherwood

First time going to AVK and it was incredible! Delicious food and amazing service - will be back!

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Outstandingly helpful, friendly service. I would even say "solicitous", which left a deep impression. Extreme alcohol intolerance means I cannot ingest alcohol or foods cooked in or prepared with any alcohol and this obviously challenges most restaurants. AVK rose the challenge spectacularly, not only coming up with on the spot alternatives which were delicious in themselves, but by being super-attentive and careful to make sure I was safe - the chef coming out to check personally when one of the dishes ordered did contain wine (it was for my wife).

The food was superb, too. Seared scallops with the consistency of a perfect steak, and the medium-rare ribeye was perfectly pink. The dark chocolate ganache was a delightful sharing dessert, extreme chocolate indulgence that was a perfect sweet end to a sweet treat dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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Oh my gosh! Who knew such amazing food was tucked away in Ahuriri!!!

It took a bit to get the food, but it was worth the wait!

The prices are a little bit high, as for the same price at other places, you’d also receive a salad and a slightly larger main.

We’ll go back again as it was just that flavourful!!!

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Lisa Kairau

The food was bland and the chicken was so dry it was nearly in eatable. Definitely do not recommend this place to anyone

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amazing

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Our favorite place to eat, as always a very warm welcome. Fantastic food, fantastic service.

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SHALOM HAENGA

Came for dinner with hubby and a friend last night. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Great friendly environment and the food was next level. Soooo tasty and cooked perfectly. Decent portions and not overdone. The service was just top notch too. Compliments to the Chef and team. Definitely a place to visit. I recommend the seared scallops

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Alf Meads

All 4 of us enjoyed the great food, great service, and good atmosphere. Thank you

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magi guinan

Great menu and every component of the dishes was perfect, would recommend highly

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Ingrid Riddell

Lovely meals

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Good food, everything came out on time, cooked just right.

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Steve Eustace

Fantastic food, some of the best I've ever had, service was great and the location was great too.

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Typhaine Pagani

Great experience!
Thank you, we’ll be back :)

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Joselle-Reuben Maxwell

We had the lamb and the rib eye, both were delicious!

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Beautiful setting and the food was superb. Loved it

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Kate Tawhai

Delicious meal and excellent service thank you.

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Warm welcome, great explanation of the menu and specials. Drinks list has a small but good selection of local wines. Pizza bread was small but tasty for an entrée Mains were faultless - fantastic fish, perfectly seasoned and the FAWC special duck confit - extremely generous portion and again well seasoned. Choc ganache dessert, lovely. Would return if in area.

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We were warmly greeted on a chilly saturday evening....and that's where the evening started! The service and food were exceptional and we would travel back to the Hawkes Bay just to dine there again. Many thanks

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Delwyn McKennie

Every dish was amazing. I wish I could have eaten more dishes ;)

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Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed our dinner!

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Warm, inviting atmosphere. Great food and service.

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Throughly enjoyed our meals and experience! Great service! Highly recommend!

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Great place to eat.
Recommend to all.

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A really nice experience once more! Friendly service with absolutely lovely food.
We will come again, and again.

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we had our wedding anniversary dinner here and had one of the best fine dining experiences in Napier to date.
The seared scallops were delicious that my own disappointment was that I didn't order more. 21 aged steak cooked to medium rare, cheesecake with berry salsa all fantastic. Wife had the terrine starter, pan fried bluenose fish main and dark ghana chocolate ganache which she couldn't stop raving about how yummy it was.So much that we had to return for breakfast the following morning to again thank them for such a wonderful total experience.
We will definitely return sooner than later.

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Great food and lovely environment.

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Kay Wilton

A beautiful setting and lovely food. Would definitely go back

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Helena Freeman

The food was absolutely delicious, could not fault it. Loved the experience here.

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Litsa Hally

We had beautiful meals. We both had fish and was very tasty. The service as great too. Thank you

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Jo Fox

Food options are great, not all the same same that you can get in other restaurants. Our starts of the terrine and ravioli was beautiful as were the mains of beef cheeks with pappardelle pasta and the lamb rump - which was very tender and tasty.

Fills you up for sure.... but there is always dessert...

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Ros Bartosh

Great service and food. Couldnt fault the restaurant. Will definitely return and tell my friends

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Amber Bradley

A brilliant experience, they made us feel comfortable and served the food quickly. We had our young children with us and it was a great night! Staff are fantastic and the meals were delicious, thankyou for a great night, definitely be back and definitely telling others!

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Jan Mitchell

This place is wonderful, from the welcoming staff, great chef’s and delicious food. I enjoyed the flavours of the lamb and hubby enjoyed the fillet
Very tasty and tender. Wine list superb
We will be back

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This was a restaurant we had been looking forward to trying - and we were not disappointed. A lovely ambience, great service and fabulous food presented with pride. We're looking forward to returning with family and friends so we can try the dishes we missed out on!

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At first we thought it would be humble . However once seated we admired the beautiful views and location . We then lapped up the wonderful atmosphere and welcoming service provided. The food was provided in a timely manner and absolutely spectacular! The presentation was beautiful and appropriately representative of the lovely location. We tried the specials of port belly and the rump with pasta, the oysters, cheesecake and the panna cotta. All wonderful

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Christie Mckennie

Fantastic service, lovely dining environment and super food! We will be back!

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Kayne Bettridge

Great dining experience last night at AVK! We've been twice now through first table and will no doubt be back, the food and atmosphere was fantastic, as was the friendly and welcoming staff. Lovely way to spend a Friday night.

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Brian Kwok

I really like the quiet dinning environment like this one.
I came from Auckland the same day with 2 of my other friends
We ordered pumpkin soups, lamb, eye fillet, and a burger.
The pumpkin soup was very filling. I like how it mix with ginger.
I personally enjoy the lamb the most, and it is excellent, however by comparing the sides for the lamb dish, I prefer the sides from eye fillet dish.
The eye fillet itself was OK preferably a bit hotter and thicker steak.
I haven't try the burger, but it was excellent according to my friend's comment.
Waiters were very helpful coming to table few times asking us if the food was OK and anything we need.
Same quality of the mains I will expect at the $40+ mark in Auckland, which it cost about $33 $36, which is very good price. Me and my friends feel ourselves earn it.

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Felicity Clark

Amazing cute place lovely service the meal presentation and it was one of each course was absolutely fabulous but the taste I wish I had two of everything ravioli the terikhi and then the coconut panacota so much so I shouted a drink for staff thanks again you rock we will be back for sure

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Fantastic! One of the best meals I have had in a long while and that's from an ex chef who is super picky!
Food was sublime, beautifully presented and the flavours were exquisite.
Service was understated but attentive and friendly.
Thank you for a wonderful evening, the 4 of us left very happy and satisfied.
Tina :-)

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