Castaways Restaurant & Bar

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

Facilities
  • 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 Sunday, 17 January 2021

I have to send my upmost sincere gratefulness of making myself and my husbands anniversary dinner perfect this evening!!! Not only a gorgeous glass of bubbles on arrival but the most beautiful Happy anniversary dessert which was absolutely delicious and have to say just topped of our evening. It was the best service I have had for a very long time. The good was delicious. Everyone that served us so professional and caring and thoughtful. We will be back and also going to buy a friend a package voucher to spend for his 40th birthday. Thanks again You guys keep doing an amazing job 🥰🙏🏽 we will be back

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

What a special way to spend Christmas Day. The food was amazing,the views spectacular but the real wow of the day were the staff. Every single member of staff were friendly helpful and cheerful and it felt genuine. Thank you so much for a wonderful Christmas, we will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 January 2021

Thank you for making it feel that much more special for my husband by greeting him a happy birthday. Lord it

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Visited On Saturday, 09 January 2021

Was disappointed in the quality of the lunch menu. The duck in the duck salad was stringy the bresetta entree was cheese on a toadted bun. Thankfully we had an awesome waitress siana who convinced the chef to do a proper version. She appeared to be the only person who was truly gave attention to customer satisfaction.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 January 2021

Big breakfast came out with a precooked sausage I dont expect this for $25.00

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 January 2021

Service was dreadful. No spoon for the chowder we had to ask after 5 minutes of waiting. My husband was served a warm beer and we were basically ignored all night

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 January 2021

Food is excellent . Great views. Recommend you visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 January 2021

Really good food it was yum. My only fault is us having to ask for more drinks each time apart from that great spot and fsb food

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Visited On Saturday, 02 January 2021

Food didn’t taste as good as expected . My previous experience with this restaurant was way nicer, some changes needed to the way you cook these meals .we enjoyed garlic bread ,seafood chowder was salty didn’t enjoy ,steak was a bit dry didn’t like that mashed potato We loved the atmosphere and your service thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 January 2021

fish portion small in fish and chip meal 1 small fillet for 29 not such good value for money otherwise food good

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Visited On Sunday, 03 January 2021

Fabulous venue, food, service and a stunning view. Looking forward to having a mini break at Castaways in the near future.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 January 2021

It was excellent service. Great explanation of food. Great food. The only stink thing was when a group of about 14 came in they were really noisey n you couldn’t hear yr own conversation. Not yr fault. But that’s life. They were happy and we had nearly finished eating. Will come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2020

Outstanding place, view, food etc. We did find our waitress on the day a little slow in terms of taking orders, drinks etc. and had to get her attention a few times. Otherwise a fantastic afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2020

Nice ambience, cocktails were good, food was not so okay, staff could be provided with more training

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

Well catered Buffet for Christmas lunch. We were able to take our time and not be rushed. Relaxing atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

We dined at their Christmas buffet, the room & place setting were beautifully decorated & gift bags for the 2 little grandkids. We enjoyed it immensely, good food & lovely staff & service. We asked them to be sure to notify us of next years event.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Fantastic food. Really enjoyed the meal, service and view. Only feedback is it would be nice to have a champagne option on the wine list.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Had a great evening with amazing food, look forward to coming back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

The food was just amazing. Top tier quality and flavours. Coupled with an amazing view and location. The Maître de was also really lovely

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Lovely evening. Great service, good food we had the beef Wellington. Magnificent views.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

A buffet breakfast so service didn't really feature although the smile at reception added to the happy Xmas atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

A lovely setting and great value for money experience. Generous servings and honestly, we did not need to order the side plates (but the duck fat roasted potatoes were heaven).

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Friendly staff, great views .great food

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

This was a waste of time and money. Made a booking two weeks in advance and when I showed up on the day, the staff told me no menu item breakfast will be served because they are too busy. There will only be a buffet breakfast. The food was cold, unappealing and not the staff or management offered an apology or explanation. Will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

The food was excellent, Isabella and Jamie were our waitresses and they were professional, friendly and went the extra mile as were we celebrations my husbands birthday. Thank you girls x

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