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Mokoia Restaurant

££££European, ,
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 5100
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“purple yam” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (28 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 10:30 Hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our friend recommended us to the Mokoia Restaurant restaurant within the Wai Ora Resort in Rotorua, as their family alway dine there. The place was hidden away located right by the Lake with great atmosphere. Excellent place to have a relaxing time away from the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HKJimmy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa resort, and enjoyed our visit there very much. This restaurant is part of the resort, and as the city of Rotorua was more than 7 kms away, it made sense to eat here, on the two nights...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im not one to bother leaving reviews, however, after the service I received this evening, I feel compelled to do so. Ive had the pleasure of eating at this establishment on many occasion, and not once have I left with a bad taste on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with the family for Christmas day lunchtime buffet. We were all looking forward to it as Mokoia Restaurant is generally really good and I have left good reviews for them on here before. However this was not the case this time. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank k2512b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner on Dec. 26 and ate the menu for 2 with Beef and Lamb as main dish. Both pieces if meat were ordered as medium rare. Both pieces arrived as almost well done, the lamb was chewy, the beef was as well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rainer_schimpf
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We brought visiting family along for a special night out. The food is well presented and service attentive. We had our starters and asked not to have our mains started until we have finished the starters. They came and asked immediately on the last bite,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shereeann
WaiOra_Manager, General Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear shereeann, Thank you very much for taking the time to review on us. First of all, I would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience occurred whilst your dining experience. I am disappointed as we felt short in our service on the particular evening....More

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

我們點了special share plate -seafood and mokoia experience 分別是39&69nz,服務生說份量很大,但實際卻相當令人失望,味道更像是超級市場的食物做好看的擺盤。更有趣的事情是,今天2018/12/6,但是他們有awards for 2019!?More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emmlin33
WaiOra_Manager, General Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear emmlin33, Thank you for taking the time to review on us. I would sincerely like to apologize for any inconvenience occurred whilst your dining experience. It is not a pleasing moment to hear tht our guests did not enjoy their experience. The seafood platter...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

My wife and I visited Mokoia last Thur (29 Nov) for dinner. Salmon was offered as dinner special that night. My wife inquired the waiter, who was seemingly of Indian ethnic origin with strong Indian accent, whether the salmon was wild caught. The waiter didn't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank larrymcchu
WaiOra_Manager, General Manager at Mokoia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Dear larrymcchu, Thank you very much for taking the time to review on us. I am thoroughly disappointed to hear regarding your dining experience. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that occurred whilst you were dining. We highly value our guests, and, their satisfaction is...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

The locals are very lucky to have this restaurant near by. The food was excellent, it has a great wine list and knowledgeable and friendly staff. It wasn't busy the night I stayed at the report, but I gather that was a little unusual.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Finona68
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner have travelled to NZ on our honeymoon, we stayed at the resort and visited the restaurant for dinner, I highly recommend this restaurant as a fellow chef. Fantastic.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chefman66
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Linda2990
31 December 2016|
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Response from RonLaw | Reviewed this property |
Probably around $140
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Jacqueline O
9 September 2016|
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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it would depend on what you want to spend. I think $120 would be generous, but you could google the menu and decide.
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kooler07
7 February 2016|
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Response from goodbbboy |
The menu is with very selective items, carefully choosen and prepared in my opinion. Great day!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$54
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue | Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 5100
  • E-mail
Description
Mokoia Restaurant is a definitive fine dining experience featuring creative Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh and flavoursome local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in healthy gourmet cuisine using unique indigenous foods and herbs. Executive Chef Ervin Y Garde has created a menu that he feels embraces the essence of contemporary New Zealand culture. Join us for breakfast, high teas, lunch and dinner, enjoy freshly squeezed beverages from our fresh juice bar and experience first class hospitality in a positively breath-taking lakefront location.
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