Restaurants

Top Choice Pizza in Oakura

Black Sand Pizzeria & Bistro

Reliable Black Sand is right on the beach and shares a building with the surf club. It’s a surprising location to stumble upon authentic Napoli-style pizzas – all thin-based and blistered crusts – but these wood-fir…
Asian in Oakura

Panda Peeking

Plenty of timber, foliage and conical straw light fittings lend a tropical feel to this Asian fusion restaurant. Owned by the same people behind Hour Glass and Polpetta, this time steamed bao buns, dumplings and oth…
Cafe in Oakura

High Tide

Formerly a food caravan on Oakura Beach, High Tide grew so popular it moved to permanent digs. It's super-fresh cabinet-nosh-only here (try the smoked-salmon bagel or a French pastry), and the coffee is the best in …
Indian in Oakura

Cafe Mantra

European dishes, authentic Indian mains and wood-fired pizzas – is there anything Mantra doesn't do? This roadside, mostly Indian cafe is Bollywood kitsch meets boardrider shtick. Skewered lamb kebab and chicken tik…
Cafe in Oakura

Carriage Café

Housed in a very slow-moving 1917 railway carriage set back from the main street, this is an unusual stop for good-value breakfast stacks, bacon-and-egg pies and cheese scones. Good coffee, smoothies and milkshakes,…