Pātaka Kai

Restaurant, Bar & Café is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday each week

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 for brunch 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, exclusive brunch, lunch and dinner buffet and A La Carte menus. Each dish has a twist of authentic Māori cuisine then crafted with locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients by our award winning chefs.

From Heat & Eat Meals and 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.



Wednesday to Sunday for A La Carte Lunch or Café Cabinet Food (From 10am until 4pm)

Friday Evenings for our Famous Dinner Buffet (From 5.30pm until 9.30pm)

Saturday for our Hāngī Lunch Buffet (From 11.30am until 2pm)

Sunday for our popular Brunch Buffet (from 9.30am until 2pm)


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


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