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Rotorua recommendations

minto Apr 29, 2007 05:55 AM

Looking for a place to have dinner in Rotorua. Casual place with local food. Thanks

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    ChemWork RE: minto Apr 30, 2007 08:16 AM

    Try Zippy Central Bar and Cafe on Pukuatua Street or the Fat Dog Cafe on Arawa Street. Both are downtown within walking distance of each other. They are both very casual places. If you want to splurge and get a good feel for Maori culture you might want to try a traditional hangi evening. Mitai and Tamaki Tours both are fun.

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      free101girl RE: minto Apr 30, 2007 06:31 PM

      Fat Dog Cafe is atmospheric and gives you a feel for the Rotorua vibe. Food is decent, not great.

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        mikeb RE: free101girl May 1, 2007 01:49 PM

        You've go the Fat Dog down pat. Looked great, food was ehhhh.

        We enjoyed Mitai if you want the full Maori hangi. For a little extra they will give you a tour of their neighbours, the Kiwi Encounter conservation centre.

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