Pātaka Kai

Restaurant, Bar & Café is open to the public daily for lunch and dinner

Our Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar and Café is located within the entrance of Te Puia and overlooks the 60 hectare wonders of Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. It is the only restaurant in the world that overlooks a geyser as magnificent as our powerful Pōhutu Geyser.  Dine on the deck or lunch inside, while enjoying the full view through our floor to ceiling glass windows. For unique evening dining, be sure to try our dinner buffet, where you’ll see Pōhutu lit up for our newest evening experience Geyser By Night.

Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar and Café is world famous for our long-standing lunch and dinner buffet. Each dish has a twist of authentic Māori cuisine then crafted with locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients by our award-winning chefs.

From Geothermally Steamed Puddings to Kai Moana (Seafood), Manuka Smoked Ham, Hāngī Chicken or Lamb Shanks, Pātaka Kai has something to tempt all  taste buds with our tantalizing dishes. Te Puia’s cultural food and beverage experience, Pātaka Kai, makes for a truly unforgettable feast.

We are excited to announce the return of our daily Hāngī Lunch Buffet and daily Dinner Buffet, offered to not only visitors to Te Puia but to the public as well!

Bookings are essential to secure your table- please click BOOK NOW. Payment must be made when booking our Buffets. 
 0800 TE PUIA or 07 348 9047


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