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Kaiapoi - food - restaurants

With over 50 eateries in one small town, the word "kai" in Maori means food, kai really is in Kaiapoi's name.
You will find a wide range of types of food, to suit everyone's taste

CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Kaiapoi

CBK is your local in Kaiapoi & North Canterbury for Great Food & Service. Warm & cosy, the perfect place to enjoy with friends & family. Have you tried the CBK Famous Skillet Cookie? Functions Any Style & Any Size. Kiwis have always been great hosts, and it’s a tradition we at Craft Bar & Kitchen are determined to keep alive. We take our cue from the famous old Kiwi farmhouse roasts, the respectful treatment of perfect cuts picked up from the butcher, and the lavish desserts Nana always turned out for guests.
Times have changed, but our attitude to hospitality is the same as our forebears. We’re a friendly bunch at CBK and we make it our business to ensure every guest feels welcome. Then we feed them excellent freshly-cooked tucker and offer the absolute best in local refreshments.  Friendliness is our finest recipe.

location – Unit 4 77 Hilton St – 03-327 9224 – hamish@cbkkaiapoi.co.nz – http://www.cbk.nz

Five Peaks Brew Co

Resting on the banks of the Kaiapoi River, Five Peaks Brew Co is the new home of Eagle Brewing NZ and all things beer. We have a range of traditional/non traditional pub meals to compliment the wide range of beers, most of which are crafted onsite.

Location – 184 Williams St – 03-926 2941 – http://www.fivepeaks.kiwi/https://www.facebook.com/fivepeaksbrewco

Armadillo’s – formally Jagz

Armadillos is a South Island based restaurant group with restaurants in Motueka, Richmond, Blenheim, Greymouth, Prebbleton, Beckenham, Timaru & Te Anau…. and now Kaiapoi
Jagz of Sovereign Palms opened in November, 2014.
Specialising in fantastic food and service with menus designed for every social, family and work occasion. Our team is friendly, welcoming and experienced in making every meal satisfying and every visit unique, special and memorable.
Location – 416 Williams Street – ph 03-260 1618

Zaafran Moroccan and Indian restaurant

The spices are the heart of every Moroccan & Indian recipe and it is our confidence that when used in a dish, with the right combination, they can bring out and enrich the natural, organic essence of the food they are being cooked with. Indian cushions, Moroccan cushions.

Location – 3/97 Williams St – 03-327 2555 – orders@zaafran.co.nz – http://www.zaafran.co.nz

Nori table

Premium Pick Your Own sushi bar.
Vegetarian friendly. High quality and fresh sushi.

Open 7 Days – Mon – Sat | 10am – 5pm – Sun | 11am – 3pm – Public holiday | Closed

Location – Unit D/178 Williams StreetPh. 03-925 8511https://www.noritable.co.nz/

Nori table Kaiapoi

Sunshine Vietnamese

Customer review – Went here today for a birthday lunch with a group of 10 + 3 children, food is absolutely amazing we had a variety of entrees and mains and every single dish was beautiful, the lady serving was very lovely and accommodating will most definitely be back (parents have been before and food was also delicious)

Location – 77a Hilton Street – phone 03 327-2264 – https://www.facebook.com/Sunshine-Vietnamese

Le Soleil – Cafe, Restaurant and Bar

“Le Soleil is Kaiapoi’s newest Café, Restaurant & Bar. We bring together New Zealand and European cuisine, in a comfortable modern setting. Le Soleil offers home made cabinet food, brunch menu, a la Carte dinner menu that changes seasonally, as well as keto, gluten-free, vegan and other special options. We are open 6 days a week – Tuesday till Sunday .

Location – 194C Williams Street – ph 03-327 5009 – https://lesoleil.co.nz/

Teppanyaki Takao

Japanese teppanyaki restaurant in Kaiapoi. ‘ Teppanyaki ‘ is a style of cooking, that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), means grilled. Our chef cooks various seafood, cuts of beef, chicken and fresh vegetables in front of customers.
Locations – 73-77 Hilton street and 67 Wliilams Street (next door to Kaikanui Tavern) – ph (03) 327 0175 / 327 0007 – takaoreserv@gmail.com – https://teppanyakitakao.jimdofree.com

Kanniga Kaiapoi Thai Restaurant

Our menu in the shop is extensive with many traditional Thai temptations including recipes unique to Kanniga’s own chef –

Location – 61 William Street – Ph. (03) 327 0138

Tasteful Affairs Cafe, Restaurant

Tasteful Affairs Catering now has its own Cafe & Bar in Kaiapoi, keep an eye on our monthly specials. Plus tailored Wedding catering, give them a call to take all the hassles out of catering on your special wedding day.

Contact details – Kaiapoi Golf Course, 373 Williams Street – tasteful.affairs@yahoo.com – Ph. 03-327 7320 – www.tastefulaffairs.co.nz

Spice ‘n’ Life Indian Cuisine
Oldest Indian Restaurant of Waimakariri district, serving the community in Kaiapoi since 2003. We have an excellent selection of delicious Indian dishes which are prepared in the real and authentic way – just like it’s done in India. The restaurant is big enough to accommodate 60 guests at a time. We also offer special discounts for group bookings and can tailor the menu according to the budget. It is a good place to hold your personal or professional parties.
Of course work is starting up again and for sure you are being hammered with plenty of projects with starting New Year. But worry not, if you’re tired and want a peaceful and cosy environment for your evening tea or dinner, just walk into Spice ‘n’ Life after 5pm, relax and enjoy your favourite Indian cuisine. We offer a peaceful and relaxing environment with plenty of free parking at the rear entrance of the shop away from busy and noisy traffic.
We are also open for lunch on Wed, Thu and Fri from 11:30 till 2:30 so you can take an hour off for lunch from your busy schedule and come and enjoy our hospitality and quick service.  The next time you think of Indian food, please think of us and give us a chance to serve you.
Location – 77 William Street – 03-327 4139 – snlife.indian@gmail.com – http://www.spicenlife.co.nz
Tikka Talk Indian Restaurant
Contemporary Indian food – eatery and bar.
Location – 61/3 Williams Street – Ph. (03) 327 8800
Turkish Kebab Kaiapoi
Chicken kebabs – Lamb kebabs – Beef kebabs
Location – 124 Williams St – Ph. (03) 327 4437
YumWok Chinese Restaurant
Enjoy a wide range of delicious Chinese food.
Location – 61-1 Williams Street – Ph. (03) 3277976

Indian Lotus

We use the whole palette of flavors in our dishes—spicy, sour, sweet, and hot all at the same time—making it something that wants to jump off the plate.

Location – 42/7 Silverstream Boulevard – Ph. (03) 930 1114

McDonalds Kaiapoi
Location – 146 Williams Street – Ph. (03) 327 3969
Kaiapoi Fish and Chip Shops
Kaikanui Chinese takeaways, restaurant, fish & chips, hamburgers, smogasboard – 138 Williams Street – Ph. 03 3277782
Kaiapoi Roast Cafe, AMAZING ROAST meals, Chicken, Beef, Pork – 124 Williams street – Ph. 03-327 3168
Ohoka Rd Fish Supply – 64 Ohoka Rd – Ph. 03-327 5155
Kaiapoi Fish & Chips & Burgers – 162 Williams St – Ph. (03) 327 8107
Kaiapoi Village Fish n Chips and Hamburgers – 194 Williams St – Ph. (03) 9259557

Kaiapoi Pizza – 128 Williams St – Ph. (03) 327 7181

Domino’s Pizza Kaiapoi – Unit 2 63/61 Williams St – Ph. (03) 741 4040

Pizza Palace – 99 Williams St – Ph. (03) 3270666

Subway Kaiapoi
Sandwiches, salads & wraps, takeaways, Fresh Sandwich Shop, Healthy Food – 176 Williams St – Ph. (03) 327 9450

Taverns, Clubs and Bars

Kaiapoi Club

This Club is formally known as the Kaiapoi Workingmens Club which holds a Permanent Charter and is affiliated to Clubs New Zealand (Inc) and therefore we welcome members from other affiliated Clubs throughout New Zealand and Australia.
The Club is situated in the heart of Kaiapoi and offers the following facilities:
– Two large Open Area Bars (featuring regular Entertainment)
– Bottle Store open to thje public
– Sky Television
– Pool and Snooker Table
– 18 Gaming Machines
– Bistro – Open Hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 8.30pm(approx)
– Fitness Centre
– Function and Meeting Rooms
Location – 113 Raven Quay – Ph. 03-327 7884 – kwmc@kaiapoiclub.co.nz – http://www.kaiapoiclub.co.nz


The Kaikanui tavern

Kaiapoi’s historical local pub

Location – 67 Williams Street – 03-327 8008 –

Manderville tavern

Pub and Beer Garden
Location – 99 Raven Quay – 03-327 8010

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