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“Great dinner, average pub grub lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oceans Restaurant & Bar

Oceans Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, European, Polynesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Oceans Restaurant & Bar is located on the waterfront with indoor and beach dining under a billion stars and sand between your toes. Sunsets guaranteed daily. Daily triple happy hours three times per day where you 'buy one, get one free'. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including hugely popular theme nights including Island Feast & Cultural Show on Mon + Thu, Steak & BBQ Ribs & Salad Buffet on Fri. Beautiful setting. Gracious Polynesian service.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great dinner, average pub grub lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Good food and service. Dinner on the beach watching the sunset was great, lovely cocktail happy hour from 3-6pm but lunches were the usual greasy burger or pizza and chips. Nothing healthy on the lunch menu at all which was a shame.
Dinner was towards the pricey side but no more so than other restaurants and at least there's a great view.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Had breakfast here on each morning and was always blown away by the service and the food on offer..not to much to make you confused on what you wanted ..menu also had cooked breakfast available which were prepared and delivered in quick time....on a aside brought back some fresh tuna from a fishing trip for lunch and chef prepared the tuna as sushimi and also grilled with a fresh salad .....fantastic hard to explain..pictures to follow.

Happy hour of course from 3-6 pm has to be the best on the Island..and you can while away the time watching the sunset and taking in the view.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Wenmike
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jamesthechef, Head Chef at Oceans Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Kia Orana:) Thank you very much for that note. Hope to see you back with us in a near future:) Take care James:)
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I loved Oceans!! Great service. Great people. Great food. EXCELLENT!! Awesome atmosphere and setting with music. Great place to relax for happy triple hour. Best restaurant I've been to by far. A little slice of paradise!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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jamesthechef, Head Chef at Oceans Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Kia Orana:)

Thank you very much for that note. I'm very happy that you loved Oceans Restaurant. Hope to see you back with us in a near future:)

Take care James :)
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
“relaxed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

if you wana chill out with great service and great food , reccomend coming here , had a great time with friends and enjoyed there tasty breakfast and amazing cocktails and dinner services

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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“Seafood was amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stopped in for Happy Hour (the best one on the island might I add!) and a stumbled across a huge seafood platter on the bar menu, which we absolutely fantastic. I would even recommend staying here as it seems well organised and awesome!

Visited September 2013
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