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You HAVE to come here and try this place out!!! Beautiful place to relax and eat a cray which was nicely made. Did not disappoint. There’s a beautiful view there’s also lots of parking and toilet facilities which were well presented and clean, the staff are great. Special thanks to the Cafe for giving us a cray on the house for our trip back to the North Island, we appreciate it so much, such a wonderful surprise for me and my family. You made our day!

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A true South experience. We sat inside today, cold wind, admiring the view and enjoying half a crayfish each with chips and salad. Matched with a cup of tea. Mmmmm … a must do stop. The service was friendly and efficient. Thank you!

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Great place. Great food – do try the whitebait lunch! Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent toilets. Stunning view of the ocean. We always stop there.

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Loved our visit to Karaka Lobster cafe. Fabulous views, whitebait pattie and crayfish. Good coffee. Perfection! Thankyou!



Satisfy crayfish cravings on the Kaikōura coast

It isn’t just giant sperm whales that are drawn to feast in Kaikōura’s bountiful waters. The tiny coastal town on the South Island’s east coast lures two-legged seafood lovers too. What’s on the menu? The clue is in its name: Kaikōura means ‘eat crayfish’ in Maori.

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Karaka Lobster is impossible to miss as you travel on State Highway 1 along the Kaikōura coast

This crayfish spot used to work out of a small caravan just around the corner, and opened the doors to its modern café in late 2019. With a car parking area and views of the ocean right up front, it’s easy to see why passers by are enticed to stop.

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