Eating out in Tekapo

Lake Tekapo offers a range of dining options with cuisines from all over the world!

Ramen Tekapo 

Specialising in delicious Ramen, Japanese and Thai dishes. Indoor and outdoor seating.  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. Ramen: chicken or pork broth soup with noodles. Japanese starter: sushi, gyoza, fried chicken.  Thai: pad thai, fried rice, curry.  Walk in's welcome and take-away available.

p: 03 680 6999 

Kohan Japanese Restaurant 

A Tekapo institution for over 20 years, Kohan's legendary ‘Salmon Don’ is just one of a variety of popular dishes. Experienced Japanese chefs use premium ingredients such as fresh salmon from Mt Cook glacier water and New Zealand beef, lamb and venison. Bookings recommended.

p: 03 680 6688 

The Greedy Cow Cafe

Freshly made cabinet food, an extensive breakfast/lunch menu as well as hand crafted pastries made by an in-house pastry chef.  Delicious award winning Hawthorne coffee to start you off for the day, served with a warm friendly smile.  7.30am - 2.30pm daily.

p: +64 274344445 

Our Dog Friday 

Lake Tekapo's newest dining option, offering damn good burgers + beverages just up from the lakefront. Dine in with drinks or takeaway.

p:03 680 6202 

Mackenzies Café Bar & Grill 

Casual café style dining during the day and a modern relaxed experience during the evening with a la carte & Stonegrill menus. 

p: 0800 806 886

Jack Rabbit @ The Godley Hotel

Local cuisine prepared by talented chefs, from a hearty breakfast buffet through to evening dining. Views to the Church of the Good Shepherd and surrounding mountains, log burner and plenty of seating.

p:  03 680 6848 

Rakinui Restaurant & [email protected] Peppers Bluewater Resort

Celebrating the abundance of quality locally sourced produce, capturing the flavours of the region with a contemporary farm to table philosophy.  Selection of fine New Zealand wines and spectacular views of Lake Tekapo in a relaxed and casual dining setting.

t: +64 3 680 7000 

Blue Lake Eatery & Bar 

Contemporary restaurant and bar open till late daily. Dinner and dessert from a varied menu plus great pizzas also available for takeaway. Diverse range of wine, spirits, craft beer and specialty cocktails.  Blue Lake is the headquarters of the Mackenzie Region’s very own Burkes Brewing Co. 

p: 03 680 6677

Astro Café - Mt John summit

Lonely Planet said it’s “quite possibly one of the best locations for café”, situated on the summit of Mt John iwith panoramic lake and alps views.  Accessible via a 40 minute walk up Mt John, or 10 minute drive from the village ($8/car road toll applies). Daytime hours only.

p: 03 680 6007

Dark Sky Diner 

Cabinet, lunch and dinner menus. Family-friendly. Located lakefront, Dark Sky Diner boasts spectacular views day and night and ticks all the boxes when it comes to food, beverages, coffee, service and location. 

p: 03 974 0378

Altitude 720 Café & Bar 

Located at Tekapo Springs, offering a wide variety of options for everyone from gluten free to vegetarian to vegan.

p: 03 680 6550

Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant 

Chinese dine in and takeaway restaurant.

p: 03 680 682

"A great spot, close to town, spacious but cozy and warm with everything you need and plenty of parking."

Arosa, Christopher (NZ), October 2021