Castaways Restaurant & Bar

685 Karioitahi Road, Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand, 2341
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Mon - Sun: 7:30am - late

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  • Car Parking
  • Full Bar

About Castaways Restaurant & Bar

The unbelievable view almost overshadows the incredible food at Castaways. Sitting on top Karioitahi Beach, the restaurant is home to one of the most magnificent views that you can only see to believe, while the dining room lets sunshine flood through the windows. The menu is full of different flavours, with plenty of fresh seafood of course.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Relaxed
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Friendly service and incredible food!!! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Gorgeous location, lovely food excellent service would recommend and visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Good experience but try and get a table overlooking the ocean

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Had a lovely relaxing chilled out massage today with an amazing delicious lunch with my voucher for spa and dine. took a while to book, as it was really difficult to get through to the spa to book an appointment. but over all will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

We have stayed multiple times previously in the studios and the original cabins. This was the first time staying In the new villas. Although these villas are gorgeous, and have a fantastic outlook, with beautiful interiors, we had a few things that had a real negative effect on our stay. 1) the villas are a long way from the main complex and restaurant - not walking distance. 2) the road leading to the villas is terrible, washed out bumpy gravel road 3) parking at the older accommodation is at the door of your unit, the villas have a shared carpark with no shelter, so too bad if it's raining while carrying all your bags in along the path to your villa. 4) we had the whole villa due to having kids, there was no way to keep the second bedroom door leading to the kitchen open - we asked staff for a doorstop which they said they would bring, however it never arrived. 5) none of the tvs in the villas have sky tv or any live tv for that matter even though it clearly states in the room compendium and the website that there is. Also none of the tvs remotes would work, and I had to figure out how to sync the remotes to the tvs. If you don't have Netflix, freeview on demand or neon accounts, then you won't be watching anything. 6) this is the biggest issue we found after going out to dinner to the on-site restaurant, driving that gravel steep road in total pitch black back to the capark, there is literally no pathway lighting at all. This is a real hazard, especially with the loose piles of gravel laying around. Those were the main things that detracted from these beautiful villas. They will be fantastic once completed, however I feel it's a bit unfair that castaways is charging full price for these villas when they are obviously not complete, and don't have basic things like their tvs running correctly or the safety of guests in regards to night time parking area or pathway lighting in place, and add to that the construction noise during the day. If you're considering the villas, maybe hold off until the construction is complete and there is a bit more organization in place.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Love the setting. Food and service fantastic. Would recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Service was great but unfortunately some of the food could be improved such as the pork belly and kiwi eton mess.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Lovely food and good service.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Auē, what a spot. Karioitahi, the rugged west coast. And the view from the villa, wow! I think I understand the term retreat now. We will definitely do better the next time we visit. Yes, we will visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Had a great day and will be coming back

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

My friend and I had booked a massage and unfortunately the therapists appeared not have been trained in proper massage etiquette nor being aware in massaging over bone, of which after flinching I had to tell the therapist not to rub over my bones not to mention pressing firmly over endangerment sites and rubbing repeatedly over one area felt like I was absolutely slathered in oil ,When rubbing the shoulders The therapists was encompassing her hands around the front of the throat. The Hang nail the therapist appeared to have had on one of her hands was the last straw. Then after my friend and I had to try and rub some of the excess oil off we just finished putting our jewelry on and were told if we could hurry up and get out of the room. To be honest I expected more from Bersanti day spa. Very Disappointed !!!! Debz

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Dinner at the restaurant was terrific, wonderful food and great service but the buffet breakfast was very disappointing the food was dreadful.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Everything was great. Room, restaurant and service. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

the 'reception ' sign in the front needs to be bigger otherwise by the time you see it, you either on the right road or wrong one and have to turn around.

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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

I will highly recommend the Chalets and breakfast. Awesome night.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Awesome experience, great service, food was nicely presented and delicious. In our group we had 7 different dishes and all were outstanding. Only negative feedback was that the Tiger Prawns entree was not whole prawns, it was a mince prawn dish... still very flavoursome and well presented. There was a time where this restaurant slipped in quality but we can honestly say that the restaurant has significantly improved and lives up to its stunning location and views again. Thank you to the team for a great evening.

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Always excellent food, view is unreal make sure you arrive before the sun goes down

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

The waitress we had was a beautiful young lady with a lovely sense of humour that made our evening so much more enjoyable, the food was Devine and every mouth full was delicious. Thankyou so much for a very pleasant evening 👍🏼

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

What a beautiful lunch. Thank You so much for the delicious food, gentle atmosphere and kind staff. I'll be back - Much appreciated!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 March 2021

Thankyou so much for a lovely lunch. Food and service were excellent and we'll be back for sure. Wendy and George Murphy.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 March 2021

My girlfriend was disappointed with the wine selection. She felt there should’ve been more NZ wines on the menu . Everyone enjoyed their meals .

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

We dined in for Breakfast this morning and were absolutely blown away.... The Cooked Buffet breakfast was delicious!! We were part of a party of six and whilst there were not any tables to seat us all initially, the staff were quick to accommodate and organized seating for us all within a minute. Many Thanks....

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Visited On Friday, 26 March 2021

Castaways was out of this world. Their service, the atmosphere and the food were top class. Thank you very much for making our getaway so special.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The food was stunning and the view was amazing, even got a fantastic sun set, and your staff where really friendly and professional, thankyou for making our wedding anniversary fantastic. 👍

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Visited On Thursday, 18 March 2021

At the spa we felt a bit rushed otherwise loved it

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