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.

Beach House Café

Man behind the counter serving a customer.
Place Kaikōura

A true local’s favourite.

Coopers Catch

Close up of someone grabbing a chip off a plate.
Place Kaikōura

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

Emporium Brewing

Bottles of beer on wooden shelf for sale.
Place Kaikōura

For a pint and a putt.

Flo & Co.

Woman about to take a sip of coffee.
Place Kaikōura

Visit for the great aesthetics and damn good coffee.

Hapuku Kitchen

Owner of Hapuku Kitchen, Fiona.
Place Kaikōura

A food and nature lover’s wonderland.

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.

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.

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.

Karaka Lobster

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

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.

Slam Club

Customers chatting at the counter at Slam Club.
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A definite must visit when in town.

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.

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.


Table set at Zephyr with artwork hanging above.
Place Kaikōura

Quality food in a relaxed yet stylish environment.