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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

) #1 of 18 Restaurants in Mapua ££ - £££ , Cafe, Seafood
Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pork salad” (14 reviews)
“soup” (21 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 471 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Mapu on a lively Sunday afternoon recently. Great atmosphere, people everywhere. Went into the 'Jellyfish Cafe' at 3:05pm, queued, got to counter to be told "Sorry, we're closed". 3pm, on Sunday afternoon, people everywhere? Pretty typical of the rinky-dink little hobby businesses that...More

Thank James B
L8163DFdebbiel, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi James When did you visit Mapua? We have been closed for Repairs and Maintenance by our landlord and we are closed for two months? We are open 7 days a week normally? Are you referring to another business in Mapua? if so please can...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Service was great and so was the food. Nice size portions and good wine selection. The menu is vegetarian friendly.

Thank ManhattanVasya
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We recently enjoyed a lovely lunch here with friends. All 4 of us chose 4 different dishes, and we were very impressed with what we had. The service was very fast, even though they were quite busy that day, our 4 dishes were all served...More

Thank TeresaS812
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We popped in unplanned .Reasonably busy actually. We watched the local guy feed the white heron called Hamish. ..neat to see. The food for a brunch was served quickly,modest selection and well presented. A little pricey but guess you have the spot looking out at...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A large group of us had lunch here at Queen's Birthday weekend and had an enjoyable experience. Meals were relatively simple but tasty and at a reasonable price point ($20-25). The hit was the Thai Beef Salad and the steak sandwich was also very good....More

Thank DexterD2013
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We shared a platter and had a glass of wine sitting looking at the lovely view. The platter was delicious and perfect for two people. So pleased we found this place.

Thank Katie7772015
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great curry's & good atmosphere. Birthday dinner with big group & the wait staff coped very well!!...................................................................................................................

Thank carterboyd
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We booked into Jellyfish Cafe for dinner tonite with friends. This was our second time for a meal and our friends first..stunning service and amazing meal for all from entree to dessert. Jellyfish caters for all. We had a couple of meat eaters and we...More

Thank Wazzamyname
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Wonderful views of Ruby Bay right on the wharf, great menu including cuisine for non-seafood lovers, but more importantly brilliant seafood! Well worth the trip

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were late trying for a meal when we arrived in Mapua. The Jellyfish was one of only three locations still open. Great choice. We ordered Salt and Pepper Squid for us all to share and a bowl of Scicilian Seafood Soup for each of...More

Thank Viliamu7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2028
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