Hooked on Marahau

229 Sandy Bay Rd, Marahau , R.D2 , Motueka , Tasman, New Zealand, 7197
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Opening Information

Hours 8.30am til 7pm
Closed Wednesday - Thursday
Breakfast only Saturday-Sunday 8.30am-11h30am
Homemade bakings on weekdays morning
Lunch/Dinner Noon til 7pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Wifi
  • Views
  • Veg and Non Veg Mains
  • Takeaway
  • Private Functions
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Happy Hour
  • Gluten Free
  • Courtyard
  • Car Parking
  • Bathroom
  • Cocktails

About Hooked on Marahau

Hooked is a waterfront cafe, beer garden and restaurant located in Marahau; the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. Hooked was opened in 2002 by the Alborn family. Zoe Alborn has managed Hooked since its opening day and remains just as obsessed as she has ever been to delivering a wonderful dining experience for every visitor.

The interior of Hooked has two beach house style dining rooms, both of which are adorned with an impressive collection of seashells, driftwood, crayfish pots and other vintage nautical objects. Even after multiple visits to Hooked, visitors find plenty of interesting pieces still felt to discover.

Hooked runs a popular happy hour every day from 4:00PM to 6:00PM with a selection of local craft beers and local wines included. Local Marahau village residents and visitors to the Abel Tasman National Park converge on Hooked each afternoon to sit, chat, quench thirsts and welcome the stunning sunsets across Tasman Bay.

Cuisine: Cafe, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Dessert, International, Locally Sourced, Modern New Zealand, Romantic, Seafood, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Great service - meals and drinks were quick and delicious food. Thanks team

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

A lovely meal with great atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Hooked at Marahau was a fabulous location with great food and good service. We would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Great atmosphere, friendly & efficient service, with fresh tasty food at a good price - will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

We were impressed by the selection of gluten free options, including dessert.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Very nice everything

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We love these guys

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Very happy with everything!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Great place, thoroughly enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Great local cafe for local people in Marahau. Nice to be welcomed as a local with out of towm family ion tow. Thanks for organising the 'birthday cake' and wonderful signing of happy birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Amazing food and service, we especially appreciated the vegan options, thank you so much!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Absolutely gorgeous meal. The only thing was I had a mojito and the mint was in bits and a straw would have solved the bits of mint other than that we couldn't fault it

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Visited On Friday, 02 April 2021

Delightful evening, highly recommend Hooked for a coffee stop or a meal

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Visited On Friday, 02 April 2021

Amazing setting and staff were all sooooo friendly

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Folks, lovely location, well groomed but food pub quality and middle of the street. Pep the menu up, get fresh fish various styles on it (hooked?). We will come again for a drink and nibbles post activities in the Abel Tasman but not for dinner!

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Thank you for a warm welcome and a perfect table inside but with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Your menu is perfect! I loved the spaghetti with seasonal veg; al dente and delicious! Tim raved over the fish and chips. Well done! Just one small comment...my gin & tonic tasted as though the tonic was flat... maybe from A large bottle already opened? Only a small point and nothing to prevent me giving you all a great review!

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Visited On Sunday, 21 March 2021

Loved it as usual. Our reliable and excellent local.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 March 2021

The location is in a beautiful location. The venue and setup is unique and beautiful. The environment is welcoming. The staff are wonderful, kind with very good service. The food was perfect! Fast, but fresh! Simple and good! Best food I've had dinning out for months. Me and my partner ordered: $55 four plates of entrees and two desserts was the brownie and cheese cake. It was fabulous and delicious!! I'd highly recommend dining at Hooked, because you will be hooked once you try it

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Visited On Monday, 15 March 2021

Awesome food in an amazing location 💗

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Visited On Sunday, 14 March 2021

Lovely meal out. Food was yum and good portions and service was good and prompt

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Visited On Sunday, 14 March 2021

Great place to eat. Lovely atmosphere and great food.

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Visited On Friday, 05 March 2021

This is an amazing little place ..the only restaurant in the area but they still put in the effort to make great food and give great service.

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Visited On Friday, 05 March 2021

Fabulous restaurant in gorgeous location. Always great service and atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 22 February 2021

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone from Nelson and it was really very disappointing, We were seated out the front which could have been nice with a nice outlook except we were seated next to noisy kids ++ who were talking/yelling/singing at the top of their voices with parents who were oblivious to how it was affecting other diners- not the restaurant's fault but not a great start. The menu not very exciting at all and really wasn't any much different to a pub menu really. We ordered ceviche which I have had many times and like to have with a large squeeze of lemon so asked for lemon when ordering it. It arrived without it, so reminded the waitress who came back with 2 small slices you would put in a drink- not at all squeezable, so asked for a proper wedge. This was met with a reaction like I was asking for something special or expensive. 1 wedge arrived My husband asked for wasabi and he was looked at as if he was talking a different language and then told 'no' they did not have any. The ceviche arrived and unfortunately, the fresh herbs mentioned in the description in the menu was coriander which my husband cannot eat. Lucky for me because the serving was very small with fish cut into very tiny pieces and not big enough to share anyway. Something like coriander should be specified in the description as it is so polarising and many people do not like it. The squid we ordered was just ok. The 'special coating' was pretty underwhelming really. The mayonnaise that accompanies it was also on the small side and we had to ask for more. Not enough provided for the amount of squid. The Bao buns with lamb were ok. The buns texture was as if they had been over steamed, not light and fluffy, a bit dense (I often use these so had a fair idea how they should be) The best part of the meal was the iced coffee at the end which came with ice cream and cream- very tasty. The whole experience was underwhelming, with very average food, served by wait staff who seemed not very friendly and flustered and reacted to requests like we were asking for the world when we had been told it was excellent. Very disappointing.

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