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Babinka Restaurant & Bar

) #1 of 39 Restaurants in Whakatane ££ - £££ Indian, European,
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0009
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“curry” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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Indian, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been quite a few times for lunch, and just love the food and service. Beautiful Middle Eastern flavours... Nothing to fault. We will keep going back, and highly recommend to anyone wanting some really tasty, spicy, beautiful food! Amazing!!!

Thank 3cats2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing service! When we visited the chefs and staff were serving a HUGE group of people and other people were complaining about long wait times! We were impressed with how fast the staff got through everyone and managed to stay cool calm polite...More

Thank Gori_inwellington
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Im a regular that comes here, sometimes with a small group of friends or sometimes with a large group with family. Every time Iv eaten here the food has been stunning, my favorite dish on the menu has to be the bacon, spinach and mushroom...More

Thank Awatea C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great place and great range of meals. Not our first visit and definitely not our last! This is a must when we stay at Ohope.

Thank wingnut63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you once again to Coralie and team for a fantastic gastronomic experience . Best restaurant in whakatane

Thank Richard469
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service! Had a wondeful birthday dinner at Babinka and was thoroughly impressed. Must try the Sri Lankan curries.

Thank Nztraveller1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barbinka has an amazingly comprehensive menu we have tried so much and have never had a bad meal. The waitress was 10 out of 10 and so helpful. We will back for another meal very soon.

Thank mdspear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't impressed with the meal. The fish was frozen and the waitress advised us not to order it. The meal was quite tasteless. Staff friendly, but wouldn't go there again.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its been at least 9 years since we last dined at Babinka. We loved it then and we still love it now. The curries are next level and are so good. We arrived early with our children and were the first in the restaurant but...More

Thank JulieONZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I had the salmon and it was awesome. And the service was amazing, fast and genuinely friendly. A must dinner venue every time I am in Whakatane. Thanks Coralie. Great night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 0009
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