Santorina82 said: "My husband and I have dined here for about 6 years now, and its always perfect, we love the service, the food and how clean the place is. We will always come back. And even we dont have the time we will take away. The owner and…" read more »
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Reviews for Serengeti Restaurant
by Alan W.
2nd July 2014
Were there last night with our daughter, her husband and their two young boys. Once a small problem with the booking was resolved could not fault the service or the food, it was served in a timely way. The calamari, the steaks, ostrich and ribs were cooked to perfection and the Dom Pedro was to die for. The boys were well catered for and the Cubs Den makes this a great place to take kids. Thoroughly recommended.
2nd March 2014
My husband and i went to the take away serengheti,it had two little sit down areas so we ate in,the owner recommended the ribs/fries/drink for $15 each,oh my god we have never tasted ribs so good,the sauce was amazing too,the owner was a south african durban guy and was extremely nice and friendly and really loves what hes doing,he should be immensely proud and deserves to be busy,and he is,while we ate the phone rang constantly for orders.we live in howick and will go back specificall,y to eat there,we will go to his other srengheti also.well done,best ribs in the country.
by Marianne M.
9th October 2013
So disappointed…..have just come home from being completely embarrassed by the owner, very average and I recommend you steer clear!!! My partner and I had been looking forward to a night out for a while. A nice waiter let us know of a special of a starter calamari with a rib combo, I have a small appetite so we opted for that option. We were deep in conversation when the owner barged in and VERY rudely announced we were unable to order the special, we were NOT to share, they would be watching us and if we ever dinned there again we were not to order the special….I literally felt like a five year old being scolded by a teacher. Totally pathetic, ruined our night. We considered walking out there and then. Try some customer service and manners. Won’t be back and will tell others to stay away.Comment from Mark C. of Serengeti Restaurant 11/10/2013
27th April 2013
What a great restaurant to dine at. The service was top notch: friendly, prompt, and surprisingly fast for such a busy evening. The kids corner is a brilliant idea, which my daughter loved, and it gave my wife and I a chance to chat without any distractions (until our order arrived of course). I had the mixed grill and my wife an eye fillet. We will definitely return to try more of their hearty menu.
by Samantha T.
16th February 2013
We have been to Serengeti a few times now and have enjoyed every time.
Around Sept 2012: When we went there with a group of 13+ people we found the service was amazing. We went for a Birthday dinner. We had someone regularly checking up on us and providing great customer service. There was a bit of a wait for our mains (which we were warned about) so that was no issue at all. The mains came out at the same time, all our meals were hot and delicious. Everyone who ordered meat thought their meals were cooked to perfection. They even allowed us to bring along a homemade Birthday cake. The staff brought the cake out while singing Happy Birthday to the Birthday girl. It was an awesome experience.
Around Dec 2012: When we went as just a couple we found the experience was just as good. We went for a lunch. The restaurant was not as busy as the evening which meant less of a wait for our entrees/mains. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.
Serengeti provides a menu that is very South African. Reminds me of Spur. The atmosphere is lovely with a stunning African mural in the centre of the restaurant! This place is family friendly with a whole play room dedicated to the little ones. The staff here will go the extra mile for you! Highly recommended!!
by Zahn B.
2nd December 2012
I’ve been to Serengeti on several occasions now and each time has been better than the last. The staff are fantastic, organized and very friendly, the food is EPIC! Good value for money. There’s a seperate playroom for the kids so the adults can get in some dedicated rib-eating time. Highly recommend!
16th October 2012
Hi there Serengeti is out right the best restaurant I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at here in NZ. Most of my friends I’ve already send here and this week my Samoan friend and his family is also going to see what it is that I’m always talking about. I know they won’t be disappointed. End of October I’ll be bringing my parents who is visiting from South Africa. Keep up the good work and great service. Denver
by Jan S.
23rd August 2012
Had dinner last night and tried their new seafood platter. Fried calamari, king prawns, marlin steak, scallops, mussels. Comes with a serving of brown rice, but I believe you can choose fries. The rice is nice though. Salads from the buffet included as well. I started with the snails with garlic and a nice layer of melted cheese. Yummy! We were lucky to get a table, as on Wednesday night it was packed.
25th June 2012
The only word to describe the dinner we received last night. “Fantastic”
My partner and I both ordered the surf and turf and were not disappointed. A Beautifully cooked Rump steak with mushroom sauce, fries, Veges, prawns & garlic sauce. The helpings were very generous and I was strugging to eat every delicious bite. The service was very good and attentive. The environment was nice with some African themed murals and music. I would recommend to anybody that loves a good steak or is a meateater.
22nd June 2012
Excellent service and value for money will definitely go again.Compliments to the staff and chef.
by Peter W.
12th May 2012
Seregeti has built up its reputation with its service, large portions and very good food. The Ribs are outstanding and hard to beat anywhere in New Zealand. I like having the combo of Ribs and prawns with peri peri sauce. I lick my lips just thinking about it. Serengeti is always busy so you need to book even on Sundays. I do not think there are may restaurants on the North Shore that are constantly full. A must for the guys and the girls is a Dom Pedro, which is like an icecream milkshake with whiskey or your choice of liqeur only $9.50. Give it a try.
30th March 2012
Went there the first time last night.Great Service.In fact outstanding,compared to many in New Zealand ! ! had the spare ribs…..absolutely amazing.Finger licking good……Great chips and nice salad bar .The portion size was good .I couldn’t take advantage of the eat as many as you can ! Will go again and again.
Compliments to the chefs and the waiters and waitresses,they were amazing …
by Nevil & Sue
28th March 2012
We have been here so many times and it never disappoints. Great friendly service, and the food is outstanding, with big portion sizes.
27th March 2012
As usual a pleasure to visit. Steak was cooked perfectly. Although a bit pricey at first glance, you do get a variety of salads to choose from at no extra charge as well as pre-dinner rolls and butter etc. Nice family-friendly atmosphere and view of the beach.
12th October 2011
Went to serengeti for the first time back in march and loved it, have been several times since introducing family and friends.. love it.
Ive had steak, calimari, chicken and ribs… their chips and salad are great side meals.
Great meals and great people.. my favourite restaurant
by Joanne R.
2nd October 2011
My partner is South African and I will always take him here for a treat
Awesome food, the restaurant is always packed so I must remember to book. My partner said the meat was amazing and I very much enjoyed the deserts. Great experience, can’t wait for next time. Thank You
by Jay A.
27th June 2011
Nice family restaurant. The steak and ribs were great but thought the seafood had room for improvement. Price was ok considering the meal portions are large.
The staff were fantastic and the hot towel before the meal to wash your hands was excellent, only the second time Ive had this in NZ, cant believe its not the standard.
10th April 2011
Excellent food, service & venue! No need to say more.
9th March 2011
I love the ribs here.. best ever and the rump steak with cheddar melt sauce is nice too. Havnt tried the desserts yet since we get so full after eating those huge delicious mains.. will give it a go someday tho!
by Jenna C.
1st March 2011
very nice views of beach with window seats and the loveliest service and food is yummiest ive ever had i love the ribs and the prawns surf and turf nothing to complain bout i eat here every week lol and coming again with others for my birthday well done team keep it up ALSO EVERYBODY I BRING HERE SAYS ITS YUMMY AN THEY BE BACK
16th September 2010
food was great service was great always a fan of chips with chicken salt and love the idea of a salad bar have been twice and would keep going the NZ wine was also cheap.
29th July 2010
We took my nephew to Serengeti on Tues night for his birthday. The service and food were outstanding. Portion sizes were good. My nephew ordered ribs and he finished them all which he never does as he is not a big eater. My sister and i had ox tail and brother in law had the 500g steak. We all had a great time and will definately be back.
25th February 2010
I would like to say the experience was over-whelming, very polite staff, excellent food, portion size and taste. Very clean and kept my kid entertained. Highly recommended and we will be coming back with the rest of the family. Good Job Guys…Keep it up
by Shaun Noick
8th October 2009
A touch of class and a taste of Africa.
Superb atmosphere, great service and fine dining. Comes fully recommended.
19th September 2009
Good, friendly and fast service. Bitterly disappointed in the quality, serving sizes and price of the food.
8 Miniature crumbed mushrooms for $10, 4 chicken wings for $12. Chicken tasted exactly like the ribs and vice versa.
Could have and should have gone to Orbit restaurant in Sky Tower. Would have cost less and we would have been more satisfied.
Sorry, but this is my opinion.
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