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145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1188
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“duck crepes” (6 reviews)
“yellow curry” (4 reviews)
“char sui pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

A group of about 10 of us went for Happy hour in the sun with the stunning view. We decided to try the food as the menu looked interesting. We had such a really great tasty meal that the group unanimously decided to return a...More

Thank Kiwidownunder
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Went for an evening meal with family. Waitress was lovely, food was not. The duck pancakes were edible but the rest of the food was not pleasant at all. Did not stay for dessert, was not brave enough. Go somewhere else.

Thank guym509
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasant staff; decor needs a revamp as does the menu. It's all "try hard" asian "confusion" with too many flavours/ingredients; very small serves of expensive very average food. Go up for a drink from the balcony but, I recommend that you eat elsewhere. Would definitely...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Had very mixed experiences here with what appears like a great menu for a Asian fusion hit. Average most of the time, but should be great all the time as it's simple food. The service is nearly always slow and inattentive. Clearly know owner works...More

Thank Rm1268
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Table by the fireplace on a Saturday night without a booking, we got lucky! Great Asian fusion menu. Duck gyoza were delicious! Recommend.

Thank 324alan
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Sitting at the party table we wer gifted with outstanding service and amazing food and drinks. Cocktail list provided great range and quality. The shared plate style of dinning was great for our party-styled dinning and every mini-meal hit the spot in terms of quality...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Lived here in Wanaka for three years. First time to this restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, superb food, and good service. Loved the Asahi beer, the salt and pepper squid, spare ribs and duck pancakes. Ideal if you want to share different dishes with friends. Highly recommend.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Kind, helpful service somewhat let down by the food which was average at best during our visit. Probably worth another try.

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends. Terrible service. After we got our meal we decided to order extra rice to go with our main. Waited for a long period of time (20mins +). During this period we kindly reminded the waitress that the rice still...More

Thank 717chengweil
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something a little different for dinner and (with three kids in tow after a long day skiing) we needed something substantial. We weren't disappointed! Great flavour, something for everyone including my 3 year old. Just a short walk up the stairs...More

Thank rachellea665
Glenda T, Owner at Alivate, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Glad our food and service hit the spot for you and your family. Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for taking the time to review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1188
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Asian fusion share plate menu that is not only authentic, but memorable. We are open seven days from 12pm till late. Extensive cocktail menu and craft beers, Asahi, Jabberwocky Pale Ale and Brewski on tap and Central Otago wines.
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