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 Saturday, 18 January 2020

We went here for lunch and dinner both times they gave us wrong orders and made us wait an hour and a half for our food. The service was slow and very disappointing the food was small and didn’t match what was said on the menu. Won’t be coming again since I still have to pay for it.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Views to die for - simply magnificent - great service and food too!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Great service. Fantastic setting. The ladies who looked after us were friendly and accommodating - thank you 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Great location and service We had a gift card that expired and Ashleigh was only to willing to renew it for us great customer service thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Fabulous food, location and service for special dinner with friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

All round great food and value. It took of explaining/clarification to get our order through to the waitress but she got there.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Nice place and great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Great that you can book online

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Lovely view. Staff is great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

So disappointed. Booked in accomodation awesome booked restaurant at 8pm for my partner's birthday we waited 1/2 hour for waitress to take drink order didn't happen.So he went to bar and placed order waited another 15 mins and waited for drinks at bar. Worst pina colada ever. We ordered our meal at 8.30 it arrived 9.44 was not impressed with food. Terrible service think the wanted everyone out so they could get to news year. Shouldn't open if that's the case. Such s let down. The views are fabulous would stay in accomodation again just bring own food enjoy beach and awesome views give restaurant a miss

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

We booked for Christmas Day with nearly 20 of us at our table it is a nice place and was busy. We were all very very disappointed with the food and unfortunately would not go back again. There was also no air flow or air con at all so it was very very hot inside. Overall the atmosphere and views are great, but the food was not unfortunately.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Really lovely food and speedy service. The food was good value and delicious. Drinks prices slightly on the high side. Will definitely recommend and return. Thanks

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The room is acoustically poor, too many hard surfaces meant that with just 10-12 people in the room, background noise caused diners to raise their voices to be heard. Our waitperson offered no insight into the menu. Unsure of fish of the day, no description of the stone grill options and what they entail. When a steak fillet was ordered they didn’t ask how it was to be cooked. When the stone grills (fish and sirloin) were served, no advice on how to cook was offered and the waitperson disappeared before we could ask for recommendations. A disappointment, my last experience here In 2018 was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

A delicious breakfast after staying in the Chalets. My only comment would be that the eggs in the Eggs Benedict for several of us who ordered them weren't runny yolks as they should be, but still enjoyable. Everything else was great!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Had a lovely night out with our staff for our Christmas function. Everyone had a very enjoyable night.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Castaways is a beautiful location and great service. Loved the food and the staff even made it special by going the extra mile as it was our anniversary.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Great customer service from the staff! Food portions were large, but both me and my partner didn’t enjoy our meals.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Fantastic

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Amazing dining experience with amazing views!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Very disappointed with quality & presentation of food. The chicken strips we ordered had no resemblance to the description in the menu. Definitely not value for money. This was our 4th visit, the 1st under the new management, unlikely to return. A shame given the wonderful location

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

The temp of one of our meals was below expectations and came out well before the other dishes but otherwise good food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Another lovely visit, food is always great and good value on the Spa & Done package

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Our package included a glass of house wine or beer. The waitress never pointed out what was available under this offer so my daughter (who was the birthday girl and had no idea what the package included) ordered a glass of Rose and our other guest who doesn't drink alcohol ordered a Coke. We were given no discount off these two drinks which I think is poor.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Just amazing food view and value

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Lovely service and awsum food

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