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“A restaurant that simply doesn't care”
Review of Killer Prawn

Killer Prawn
Ranked #54 of 143 Restaurants in Whangarei
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This could have been a five star rating - if it were based on food only. Our dining experience at the Killer Prawn, however, left us no choice but to give it a one star.

My wife and I ordered the seafood platter, the paella, the broadbill, a beer and a glass of white wine for a total of 150 dollars. The meal started well, but shortly after the arrival of the seafood platter, flies began circling our table. Eventually, one dropped into the 8-dollar glass of wine, which was still half full at the time.

When we brought this to the attention of the wait staff, we were told that they do not consider live insects that land in food or drink after serving "food quality problems", and that because some of the wine in the glass had already been consumed, there was nothing the restaurant could do. One waiter insisted that even though Killer Prawn is an indoor restaurant, flies in the dining area are not their problem.

Effectively, we were forced to either pay full price for half a glass of drinkable wine, or alternatively, drink the rest of the wine with a live fly in it.

A restaurant that takes no responsibility of its dining environment and shows no concern of its customers does no deserve any review rating but the lowest. We do not recommend Killer Prawn to anyone.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Monster servings and very tasty. We had an entree and main and nearly burst. The seafood chowder was very nasty. The Garlic Prawns were tasty but served in their shell which detracted from the enjoyment of eating the meal.

Thank Liz J
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This place was recommended by a local which is always a good sign... excellent food... try the killer prawn meal... deserts were impressive as well. Don't miss it.

Thank michael a
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We love to go to Killer Prawn when on holiday. Kids love it. Meals are very nice, cooked in good time and fun! Venue is tidy. Not open on Sundays though which is disappointing.

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Thank yogibear2014
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

On a cold drizzly winter evening, we chanced upon a restaurant that looked cozy. The fire place inside was so inviting. Surprised to notice a lot of patrons on a Wednesday evening --- not many local restaurants are as lucky. We ordered their signature dish --- killer prawns.

It came reasonably fast and piping hot. Serving size was big with enough prawns to satisfy our craving. The soup base was probably one of the best we've had in years. It was served with bread by a charming waitress.

The meal greatly contributed to a memorable evening.

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Thank Rex Y
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