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Waterfront - Fresh - Local - Hooked On Marahau, Mārahau, Tasman

Hooked On Marahau

4.4
4.4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
New Zealand

Hooked is a waterfront café, 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    New Zealand, Beer Garden, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    03-527 8576

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Marahau

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Zealand

    Most Booked

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  1. KG

    KirstyG

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    sat outside under the umbrellas excellent view of the water. Lovely setting for catching up with friends 😊 great service great food

  2. LH

    LyndaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fab location. Yum food. Great service. We will be back 👍

  3. BL

    BrendonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place!! Highly recommended. I'll be back again.

  4. TS

    TonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service, staff where all fun and accommodating. Food was great highly recommend the Kakodo entree.

  5. CH

    CathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great spot to lunch, especially after walking on the Abel Tasman tracks. Good variety and quality of food. Service is great!

  6. JT

    JohannaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good- everything. The welcome, service, food and ambience. Keep it up!

  7. MS

    MarleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for dinner, short staffed because of COVID but handled very well. Great service, only 2 servers but not a long wait at all, Servers very professional and apologetic. Would sure go back

  8. J

    Jade

    New Zealand

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Vegan Me burger is deep fried falafel, ours was salty and burnt.chips burnt too.Merlot was old and bottom of the bottle, lost colour and flavour. Our comments fell on deaf ears! Disappointing, expensive night, been great before.

  9. V

    Vincev

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great experience and so grateful for Dog friendly cafe’s thank you!

  10. LJ

    LouiseJ

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great venue with beach front views. They were very busy and obviously a lack of staff due to COVID, waited a while for food but it was worth it. Coffee was good, food yum, great setting!

  11. NB

    NickiB

    New Zealand

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We booked online as this restaurant rated highly, the food is average depending on what you had, the noodle salad was tasteless but the Buddha bowl was filling. What we will all remember this place for was the extreme rudeness of the 'maitre de' to all diners, we thought she might have been going for a Faulty Towers theme by speaking down to everyone in an attempt to be funny but by the over-compensating behaviour of the other staff this clearly was not the case as they too seemed scared of her! Our waitress was lovely, friendly, attentive and accommodating, if we had any cash on us we would have tipped her as she clearly has a lot to put up with during her working shift! We ate at the Park Cafe the next night - highly recommended.

  12. AB

    AnitaB

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Burgers are yum,very filling. Service was great ,food was hot.

  13. PB

    PeterB

    New Zealand

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Medium-Rare steak was overcooked, unlike previous offerings service was top - welcoming, attentive, prompt and plessant

  14. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Friendly and welcoming staff. Basic but good menu. Would have liked more batter on the fish and salad with the burger Lovely to sit outside, inside lacks ambience and very dated.

  15. N

    Natasha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Lovely ceviche, mussels were small, watery and disappointing. Decidedly average experience.

  16. KN

    KristinaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great local knowledge and incredibly friendly staff, great food

  17. CB

    CindyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had Kokoda for entree and Butter Fish for mains. Both dishes were beautifully fresh and tasty.

  18. A

    Adam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and view, friendly staff and delicious food. Will be back next time when visiting Marahau.

  19. T

    Tina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Entree platter with marinated fish, crispy chicken, bread and buddha bowl. Everything was delicious and super well presented. We loved our meal and Hooked on Marahau. Highly recommended!

  20. RO

    RONNIE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had brunch, and couldn't fault anything, great friendly service and lovely food, highly recommend.

  21. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The finish was great. Had a table by the window. Would recommend this.

  22. SC

    SueC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great to see staff checking vaccine passports, the entrance could be organised a bit better as same place for takeaways and dining so confusing where to go. Waitstaff friendly and very helpful. Menu has variety but not huge. Loved happy hour- good value.

  23. MR

    MelissaR

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bloody brilliant Sam is the man makes the best cocktails. Olives are delish but we want goats feta and fresh breads to go with! Please stay open

  24. M

    Mathias

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Highly recommended, nice view and service is perfect

  25. G

    Gabriella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were craving seafood so we got the fish n chips & mussels. The mussels were amazing!! Fish was a bit average. All the staff were so lovely! The atmosphere was so chill, we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful vibes of the restaurant ☺️ Definitely recommend.

  26. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and great food. Beer was even better

  27. NM

    NickieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Lovely meal!! Will definitely be going there again! Their Kokoda was simply amazing!

  28. MO

    MichaelO

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food as usual. Lovely flavours and well presented. Service was efficient and wait staff friendly and helpful. Would not bother going back to the other “restaurant” in Marahau if this place is open. Looking forward to coming back soon.

  29. UL

    UnwokeLarry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff were helpful - we were seated at a table outside initially but my elderly friend was feeling the sea breeze so the staff without fuss re-seated us in a more sheltered table. Nice to see "Can-Do" attitudes.

  30. EV

    ElizabethV

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Second time we have been this holiday. Great food and pleasant service

  31. PM

    PamelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome Plant Based Options. The Buddha Bowl is the best I have ever had! Hooked!

  32. MO

    MichaelO

    New Zealand

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Hooked. Everything was beautifully cooked. Service was really good (wait staff very attentive). So impressed we had breakfast the next day (which was fantastic) and have booked again for tomorrow. As far as we’re concerned there’s nowhere that comes close here or in Kaiteriteri. Coming back in March. Hope they’re open!!!

  33. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place for a summer snack and drink. Highly recommended.

  34. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The start of a dangerous relationship good food , beers and cocktails and then they remind you they do breakfast guess we are clamping now 😂

  35. GR

    GrahamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The portion sizes for the side of the fries were slightly below expectations .Said the young male adult who can eat the fridge by himself.! …..overall we were very happy👍

  36. J

    Jessie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely staff with great service and beautiful food - would highly recommend

  37. LG

    LizG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    We had a 2 hour wait for our dinner which we we weren’t advised of on arrival. Not enough staff in the kitchen. Lovely location and restaurant, but a real shame that the kitchen let the restaurant down. Kitchen needs to be better organised.

  38. RW

    RachaelW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous location, great food and service on a very busy day.

  39. GB

    GinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food Gorgeous views Amazing customer service Had outdoor seating and got a bit cold Waiter offered me a blanket as she could see I was abit cold so was very observant Highly recommend to anyone

  40. DT

    DonnaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, absolutely stunning spot to enjoy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Hooked On Marahau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 03-527 8576.

Hooked On Marahau is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Hooked On Marahau

229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Rd Mārahau, Tasman 7197

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Marahau

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    New Zealand, Beer Garden, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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