Sample Seafood and Other Indulgent Eats Across Kaikōura's Humble Culinary Scene

Cooked crayfish on a plate.
With an abundance of seafood at their fingertips, it's no surprise Kaikōura has a bunch of culinary delights across town.

The Store Kekerengu

View of the counter at The Store Kekerengu, Kaikōura.
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A top stop spot on the drive from Kaikōura to Marlborough, The Store Kekerengu provides some of the best cafe scenery and incomparable sea views.

Slam Club

Customers having a beer at Slam Club, Kaikōura.
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Famous for its toasted sandwiches, Slam Club is the favourite destination for foodies passing through town.

Hapuku Lodge

Dessert with pear on the table at Hapuku Lodge. .
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Your destination for luxurious accommodation and one of the finest dining experiences in the region.

The Pier Hotel

Outdoor seating area at The Pier Hotel.
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A classic Kiwi pub and restaurant housed within an iconic nineteenth century hotel.

Strawberry Tree Kaikōura

Man standing at the bar with his children at Strawberry Tree.
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A quirky Irish Bar and live music venue serving up some of the best grub in town.

Zephyr

Table set at Zephyr with artwork hanging above.
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Quality food in a relaxed yet stylish environment.

Kaikōura Seafood BBQ

Takeaway box with cooked crayfish dish inside.
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One the most affordable spots in town for getting your hands on world famous crayfish.

Nins Bin

Exterior view of Nin' Bin.
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The classic Kaikōura destination for seafood.

Sime's Kitchen

French toast with bananas and figs.
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Be prepared to be delighted.

Karaka Lobster

Lobsters on display in the fridge at Karaka Lobster.
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Impossible to miss.

Kaikōura Fine Foods

Jars of pickles and condiments on a bookcase shelving.
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Pop in to gather a few special treats for the pantry.

Hapuku Kitchen

Owner of Hapuku Kitchen, Fiona.
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A food and nature lover’s wonderland.

Flo & Co.

Woman about to take a sip of coffee.
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Visit for the great aesthetics and damn good coffee.

Coopers Catch

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For the quintessentially Kiwi experience: fish and chips by the seaside.

Emporium Brewing

Man giving a customer a pint of Emporium Brewing beer.
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Emporium Brewing is a much-loved local brewery that will happily bring you pints and burgers to your heart's content.

Beach House Café

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A true local’s favourite.