Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Pacific
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 71 restaurants in Queenstown

A fusion of Pacifica and Asian styles, this unique restaurant offers healthy and fresh foods in an exotic and atmospheric setting. 

Ancient spices are blended with culinary talent to create tapas style dishes with a ‘Polynasia’ difference. Share delicious prawn and ginger dumplings, salmon poke with ssamjang and mouth-watering mushroom and goat’s cheese egg rolls.

Yummy pots and plates include smoked duck breast, tempeh bibimbab and wagyu rump steak with bone marrow mustard. Savour sweets like the banana moon pie or the crispy rice with coconut jam and toasted marshmallow. The menu regularly changes, so ask the friendly staff to guide you through the new and exciting options available this week.

After your meal, take a seat at the colourful hula hut bar and enjoy vibrant and refreshing cocktails Blue Kanu style. Bespoke artwork from local artists and carefully chosen light and texture ensures a vivid atmosphere. This is your destination for a truly unique and exotic dining experience with oceans of aroha.

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Blue Kanu
16 Church Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - late

Phone: +64 3 442 6060
Website: www.bluekanu.co.nz/

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Blue Kanu
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Pacific
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Dane Whittle

A* as always. Will definitely be going back for more.

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This has been recommended to me by my local friends and now I see why! Very friendly service and the food was just absolutely amazing! The girls and I all agree that this was the best food experience we've had in a very long time. We're already planning our next visit!

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Jasmine

Highly recommended

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Excellent customer service, all the staffs made us feel welcome. Definitely need to try the ramen & steam bun!

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Kana Takahashi

We dined there for my daughter's birthday. the staff were all very friendly and the food was superb! we will go again! Thank you so much for dinner!

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The most amazing dining experience! Highly recommend all of the food especially the shrimp, Korean fried chicken, venison, lamb curry and Fijian loaf. The food was delicious and fast, the staff were helpful and knowledgeable and the setting was very funky! Can’t wait to dine again!

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Lovely food, however they have changed the pork belly dish and we preferred it last time when it had the rice.

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Gene Dower

Great food, drinks and excellent service. Highly recommend Blue Kanu! We tried a few sharing plates and a couple of Big Kahunas between 3 as recommended by the friendly staff. Everything was delicious and we had room for dessert.

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Claire Savage

We loved our experience at Blue Kanu! The food was incredible. We loved all of it but especially loved the dumplings and the duck tacos. The cocktails were delicious and the desserts were perfect as well. The service was outstanding and we will definitely be back next time we are in Queenstown. Worth the midnight booking! So glad we went.

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Lesley Lee

Excellent food and great atmosphere

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Everything are great about this restaurant. Must try when you in Queenstown.

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Sophie Prosser

DELICIOUS! Perfect celebration, service was flawless and food heavenly. Can't wait to go back and worth the midnight booking!

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Ellen Pryor

We had the most incredible dining experience! Food was amazing, service was amazing, cocktails were amazing!
I’d highly reccomend the goat bao, the fried chicken, the jungle curry, the mussels but the duck nachos are A MUST HAVE!

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Awesome food and excellent service. *thumbs up

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Courtney Young

The food here is absolutely amazing, super tasty and full of flavour. The staff are super lovely too. I would highly recommend eating here.

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Amazing food! No wonder it’s No1!

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The tastiest food I've had in a long time! Service was good and he explained the menu well along with giving good recommendations. Food was good portions and we even had 3 courses as we wanted to try as much as possible. We will definitely be returning!

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Ashley Matilda

Best feed we had in Queenstown. Highly recommend!

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Mark Smith

We enjoyed a couple of dishes from the sharing is caring menu and then the Duck Kung Pau from the bigger menu. All food was superb as were the cocktails. The service was prompt, friendly and not intrusive. Love this place and will dine here again.

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Zoe Udy

WOW! Everything was amazing! The service was fantastic, the food came out so quick, one waitress had brought over the beer before the waitress at our table had even taken the whole order!! The food was incredible - especially the sticky ribs!

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The whole fish was amazing. Service was great too! Highly recommended!!

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The staff were fantastic and made us feel really welcome. It was a special birthday occasion for an elderly family member and the staff made the birthday girl feel very special. The food was fantastic, the menu is interesting. Everyone was really impressed. We will back without a doubt. Thank you so much B.K for a great experience.

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An interesting and diverse menu - delicious food, great atmosphere.
Pick of the dishes were the fijian cerviche, golden prawns as well as ribs. They do a fabulous blend of flavours and taste. Highly recommend!

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Karen Martin

We had an awesome night out, no one in our group had any complaints as the food and service was amazing.

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Jake Childs

It was unreal! We shared 9 different plates from all 4 sections of the menu between 4 people and every single one had it's own twist that was fantastic. Could not have been happier! Will definitely be coming back.

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Amazing service, amazing food, and a great atmosphere.

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Denize Cristina

Loved, really. I had a awesome time at blue kanu. I'll be back for sure

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Claudia Morrison

Tasty food, great atmosphere

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Suzanne Green

Wow as a local I can’t beleive I’ve not been here before. Such a beautiful restaurant. The pacific style music made me feel like I was on holiday ha ha. Quick and very friendly service with a smile. Portions were big, we ordered a meal each from the big Kahuna section and they were plenty. The pork belly was delicious, apart from the weird egg?!? but that’s just my taste! Highly recommend staying up until midnight to book a first table here and it throughly deserves its no1 rating. Will definitely come again and try the smaller sharing style plates. Nice work Blue Kanu

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Natalie Reilly

Amazing food and service. Thanks :)

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Had such an incredible meal here! We chose Blue Kanu because we'd heard great things about their gluten free picks, and one of us is coeliac. When we asked the waitress to walk us through the GF options, she knew it all off the top of her head and maybe 1/3 of the menu was all good, which is pretty much unheard of! We chose 3 "sharing plates" and 1 main between 2 (the sharing plates were introduced to us as entrees, but we're pretty big eaters and we were stuffed), all GF and some of the best food we'd ever had. Everything we had was absolutely delicious - tender meat, crispy veg, yummy sauces - best restaurant in Queenstown (and I live here!). Usually eating out with a coeliac is stressful but this whole experience was so easy and so delicious - would 100% recommend to anyone, GF or not.
Overall so happy with our meal here - just book it! Thanks for a great evening (:

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Caitlin Anderson

Amazing food, great place to share high quality food around the table.

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Food was really nice apart from the Pork Slider - I had imagined pulled pork. The guy who was serving was excellent, however the taller girl looked like she didn't really want to be there and wasn't that interested in the customers. Apart from that lovely night.

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Jez Whitaker

Blue Kanu continues to be our favourite restaurant in Queenstown and oh my god it just gets better! Some nice new items on the menu since we last dined here. The ribs are great, the oysters are delicious, just order too much food and leave in a happy comma and you'll be all good :-) Oh, and leave enough space for the brownie with ice cream!

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Cameron Steele

Everything about Blue Kanu is amazing. The food is devine, the service is ultra professional & friendly. Four of us tried loads of dishes that the server recommended - standout being the whole snapper (that was presented standing up and had a dozen or so photos taken before we could cut it up!) The wine list was also excellent, and four fine bottles later we left with huge smiles. A really great night out - thank you.

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Lenka Galbova Isaac Harrison

Blue Kanu has become one of our most favorite restaurants in Queenstown. The whole place is so stylish and beautifully decorated that we forgot we were in cold QT and not in a tropical island, food was incredibly delicious and beautifully presented, service was super friendly and helpful and cocktails looked too amazing to resist. It was an absolute blast to spend our evening there. The only not pleasant fact was that because food was too yummy we ordered too much and were absolutely stuffed. :)

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Mark Smith

WOW - really great food and atmosphere. Large servings so we ended up ordering too much food and couldn't eat it all. We ordered two small plates and two mains, next time we will order four small plates. Desserts sounded really good but just couldn't fit one in - next time.

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If I had to choose my final meal on Death Row I would pick something from Blue Kanu ... best food i've ever eaten :)
Particular highlights being the duck & goats cheese nachos & espresso martini.
Great service, can't wait to go again.

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Prisca Drysdale

fantastic food and service. We had the sticky ribs, golden prawns, duck tacos and poke. They were all excellent but our fav was the golden prawns. The hint of chilli was just right in the mayo. For main we had the Hulu chicken with great balance of sweet and a touch of sour. Will visit again and again

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Chippin'Ollie Curtis

Great food. The staff were all really friendly as well.

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Staff were amazing, food was delicious and cocktails made it even better!

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Suze Higgins

Stunning food. Especially the seafood. Yumbo!! Service was really good considering it was their first night, which shows that this restaurant knows how to train their staff well. Thanks for a great night!

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Amazing food and staff - highly recommend!

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Tom Bryant

Really nice food and great service! To be fair I thought it was going to cost a couple of squid

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Lecyl Wong

Great atmosphere. Very creative and impressive fusion of pacific and Asian food.

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Camila Gomez Martinez

We had a lovely evening. We were not sure about what to expect but everything was delicious. We had the whole market fish as a main and it was a surprise. Enjoyed every bit of it. Same with our starters, some poke salmon and shitake mushroom eggroll. Everything was really tasty and seasoned to perfection. I also recommend the Ginger Colada cocktail, refreshing and spicy. The atmosphere is really nice, great decoration and they even let us play the bongos! 100% recommended!

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Seryn Phillips

Amazing ! Food was incredible and service was brilliant. The golden shrimp is the best !

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Great dining experience! The pork ribs was very impressive. Awesome atmosphere, felt so relaxed.

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