Social Kitchen

4.7
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588 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South American
Situated in the former Salvation Army Citadel, the Social Kitchen's cosy environment surrounds you with character and charm. At Social Kitchen we enjoyed a shared dining environment, the use of a Mibrasa charcoal oven allows our chefs the ability to cook with authenticity which retain the natural flavours.

Please note that early bookings prior to 7.30pm may be turned over in two hours.
What 588 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A really great recommendation from locals. A bit too many follow ups, prior to coming. Email and phone call is OTT for confirmation. Great waitress and we tipped well. We’ll be back again. Cheers Paul Otway

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TrestaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the first choice for a meal when we visit new Plymouth, always outstanding.

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JacquiF
New Zealand
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food and service. Maybe let your diners know that when offered water it’s going to be at a fee.

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HazelJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Huge portion sizes, ideal for sharing. Great variety of local and seasonal produce. Very tasty!

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Hardiee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food, great service and loved it. Bit more space between diners would good

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MaryO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Overpriced and unappetising food with service that was functional but unfriendly. We went with expectations high having been recommended this place by a number of people. There are several much much better options in New Plymouth. We won’t be returning.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love dining at the Social Kitchen, the name lives up to the ambience and vibe of the restaurant. A great variety of food and wine with helpful, friendly staff. Grace

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Isabella
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a fantastic meal and enjoyable night and Social Kitchen. It’s our favourite eatery.

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DavidP
New Zealand
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always worth a visit. Helpful staff, did not try to get us to over order. All the food was delicious.

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RodR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oustanding meal and service, took friends from out of town for a meal and they were blown away by the quality of the food and the level of service.
Large menu that caters for all food requirements, we had a couple of vegetarians and they were well catered for.

I have extrememly high expectations of Social Kitchen, and have never been disapointed.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time in NP and we wanted the BEST for our last night in the city. Social Kitchen lived up to our expectations! Love everything about it- tasteful interiors, delicious food and best customer service :) HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Kimi
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We thought the meals were pricey and lack lustre.

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Bazza
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service..couldn’t be faulted As with most restaurants disappointing wine prices.for the quality presented
Ambience unique but proximity issues affect social intercourse

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service with an excellent atmosphere.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is an enjoyable dining experience.
Staff and service is away above average. Although more expensive than other options in town, highly recommend.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Very disappointed in food - came with great expectations - thought we just made bad choices but all choices should have been wonderful. Happy to give specific feedback

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MargyC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing 😉. My favourite place to dine out with my family

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JacquesJ
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic. The service was also outstanding and all in all it was a great evening. My visitors indicated that it was one of their best dining experiences this year! Well done to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful as ever; best service in town!

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Brenda
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place for delicious food and excellent service. Our waitress was lovely and helpful.

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SarahT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Food as usual, one of our favourite places to eat

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MargaretC
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were attentive, food was great as usual. Very pleasant evening. Thank you Social Kitchen. We will be back!

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PeteM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved our family celebration dinner at social kitchen. Food, service, drinks and ambience were great

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OpenTable Diner
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barry was absolutely fabulous

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BruceW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great experience, from warm welcome, courteous service and delicious food. Great choices and would definitely come again.

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RoseH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. We were attended to regularly, even between main and dessert where we usually feel forgotten!

Our dedicated staff member was very helpful and enthusiastic - we loved her personality :)

Food...faultless, as per usual so worth the money and such a pleasure to eat!!!

Thanks team :)

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QuentinB
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Second time I've been, second time I've been delighted. Great food, neat atmosphere, pretty good service.

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jess
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place, lovely staff and great food. Recommended

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PennyD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best restaurant meal we have had for a very long time. Loved the menu choice. Good value for your money.

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff were so friendly and attentive and the space is very cool and inviting on a rainy winters evening.

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AlanaA
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding overall. Will be ba k for sure.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delish... our waitress was lovely! Loved the experience, well worth it. Thanks Social Kitchen - the best!

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Tyson
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fifth visit and just keeps amazing me! Such a good vibe and great food!

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Trinks
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is very delicious along with efficient service

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Social Kitchen are totally nailing it. From the moment you are seated to settling the bill. The menu is interesting and uses local produce where possible combing the right amount of salt, sour, bitter and sweet. Shared plates mean you get taste a variety of tasty combos. My favourites include the flaming halloumi and the gnocchi. I took mates from Auckland, they loved it.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and service. Well worth the money!!

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BrookeJ
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great cocktails and great food!

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NicolaJ
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every detail is thought out! Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food and incredible wine! What a bloody treat

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KayM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic fresh sharing plates, excellent wine selection, impeccable service and vibrant ambience. Social Kitchen is world class.

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PhilippaM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meals. Simple dishes cooks amazingly well.

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Social Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

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