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Huka Prawn Park

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210 Karetoto Road, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8474
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09:30 - 15:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a great position to watch the Huka jet taking off and returning from its trips. You can get chips and snacks for you and the kids while fishing or head up to the cafe after a day of fishing for the staff to cook your prawns. Or cant be bothered catching your own dinner,. buy your prawns... More 

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Thank Cameron P
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park and restaurant. It’s fantastic to hear that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The worst chowder I have ever tasted. After the first mouthfull I couldn't have anymore. It tasted like some bad tin soup that was very flourey

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Thank decodog2016
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the prawn chowder. We have a lot of customers who rave about our prawn chowder, just like in the review below this one. It's all a matter of taste. We hope you'll come back to try one of our other meals which... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Was a little weary of a prawn farm meal. But I was greatly surprised the prawn skewers were Devine, the chowder was just the best. And the fish and chips were plain amazing. Overall I would love to congratulate the staff on a visit that will be well remembered for a long time.

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Thank Alan M
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that you managed to sample a few different dishes and enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

San Diego, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We skipped the shrimp fishing, but the lunch was great! This is pretty quiet location and I'd recommend for families.

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Thank NHL_Ducks_Fan
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our Restaurant. We certainly are a good option for families, with kids play areas both inside and outside our restaurant. It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoyed lovely lunch and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The service here was excellent, the staff super friendly and the food was great. Perfect place to eat with kids. They cooked the prawns we caught at the prawn farm and they were delicious! We will definitely come back here next time we are in town :)

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Thank Samantha F
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our Restaurant and park. It sounds like you had a fantastic day catching your own prawns and then having them cooked in our Restaurant. We certainly are a good option for families, with kids play areas both inside and outside. It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoyed lovely lunch and... More 

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Enjoyed sitting on the deck in the sunshine watching the river and the activities there on. Food is lovely although is at tourist prices.

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Thank donna_drummond
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting Huka Prawn Park. We certainly do have a fantastic view and lovely food. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
356 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have never put "efficient" as a review title before but that was my impession. The service was prmptwamd the menu enlarged over previous visits. The staff cope well with international visitors and the prawn based menu is far more comprehensive than it uses to be. We had an enjoyable lunch of prawn curry and gurnard and chips.

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Thank Steve W
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and leaving a review. It's fantastic that you experienced efficient service and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the menu. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
87 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We visited as a large family group. We all enjoyed the introductory talk, and fishing for prawns. The kids enjoyed the play areas and other activities, and they, and some of the parents, had a good time in the boats. It rained on and off the day we were there, but apart from cutting short the time we spent fishing,... More 

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Thank Rose244
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our park. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed yourselves even in the rain! It sounds like you made the most of the activity pass and enjoyed the wide range of activities available. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The prawn park is well known,the surrounding is very clean ample of parking space, you can go there a catchn your own prawn,a small fee is applicable,they have a very good reataurant serving doifferant types of prawns items.washrooms were very clean.a place worth visiting

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Thank Chef R
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and leaving a review. Thanks for recommending us to other travellers. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Visited as a family group of 6. Kids menu uninspiring, with the usual deep fried preprepared good with chips (nuggets, hotdog etc). Not ideal if you have non seafood eaters, as 2 of our group were. Only one option of chicken salad which again was uninspiring, lots of salad a chopped tomato a tiny sprinkle of noodles and some poached... More 

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Thank Sara C
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that you found the menu uninspiring. We do have certain times of the year where we serve hundreds of people in one day. For that reason we have kept our menu simple but tasty so that we can serve as efficiently as possible.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:30
Monday
09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:30
Thursday
09:30 - 15:30
Friday
09:30 - 15:30
Saturday
09:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Karetoto Road, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-374 8474

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