Gastronomic delights await those who visit Kaikōura. From the majestic mountains to the beating ocean waves, the restaurants in Kaikōura showcase produce from around the region’s land and sea.
Their crustacean namesake is synonymous with the place but merely a starting block when it comes to dining in Kaikōura.
Whether you’re in the market for classic kiwi pub fare, the finest of dining experiences or the aforementioned crayfish, Kaikōura has a smattering of great restaurants destined to make your tastebuds rejoice.
Food and Drink Heroes of Kaikōura
Esses Wine Company
Nestled next to the foothills of the Kaikōura ranges with stunning views of Mt Fyffe and beyond, Esses Wine Company’s vineyard might just sit in one of the most...
Hiku sits directly at the water's edge in the heart of Kaikōura. The restaurant, along with the Sudima Hotel it shares the space with, opened its doors in September 2022.
The Top Shop
Kaikōura’s Top Shop is the longest serving local fish n’ chip shop in town.
Bok’s Yellow Food Truck
Hidden in plain sight on Kaikōura's main drag is Bok’s Yellow Food Truck.
Famous for its toasted sandwiches, Slam Club is the favourite destination for foodies passing through town.
Your destination for luxurious accommodation and one of the finest dining experiences in the region.
The Pier Hotel
A classic Kiwi pub and restaurant housed within an iconic nineteenth century hotel.
Strawberry Tree Kaikōura
A quirky Irish Bar and live music venue serving up some of the best grub in town.
Quality food in a relaxed yet stylish environment.