Takahe Restaurant is nestled in the beautiful bush surroundings of the busy Titirangi village, 20 minutes from Aucklands CBD. Only minutes from extensive, pristine walking tracks in the idyllic Waitakere Ranges and the stunningly rugged West Coast Beaches. The restaurant has a seating capacity of up to 65+ including a deck, indoor seating and covered outside smoking area. Enjoy the service of our professional staff and be embraced by the relaxed atmosphere of Takahe. Our chefs will tantalise your tastebuds with the pacific rim menu. We also have an excellent selection of New Zealand wines.
|Price Range||$$ – Reasonable: $8-$10 / $6-$7|
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|Licence||This venue is licenced|
Products and specialities
- Pacific Rim menu with a Kiwi twist
- Al á carte menu is updated seasonally
- Freshest seafood, produce and meat are used, which are sourced daily from the best suppliers
- All menu items are complimented by our wide selection of wine list
Takahe is kind of like the cool kid in the village. It’s a little fancier than most - see curly fries. But it’s got just as much as heart as the rest of the village. You’ll see locals popping in here after work for a beer or three. Tradies perched on the stools out front and couples getting cosy inside under the heaters. The food is great, and lives up to it’s fancy-ish reputation with it’s topper presentation. It’s an all rounder really, a nice spot for a romantic meal, a girly catch up over three or so winos, or a few pints in your stubbies.
We went to Takahe twice during an Easter-break trip to the Waitakeres. Our tempura fish was good. But the real reason to go here is for the wine selection and a handful of delicious beers. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and if it's not too cold to sit out front for the people watching, that's the place to be. It's one of the last places for good food before you head north into the hinterlands.
We enjoyed a great Sunday afternoon meal and drink, hiding away from winter. The service was really friendly and efficient, it was nice to see a restaurant where staff weren't run off their feet and had time to serve properly. Takahe is located with great views back over west Auckland and there is always easy parking around the village. The atmosphere is quiet considering how busy it was while we were there, and the venue offers the chance for a sidewalk beer, meal on a deck with a view, or, a quiet seat inside.
There aren't many bars out West because it used to be a dry area and so it seems Takehe have taken advantage of the gap in the market to include a 'bar' offering in their restaurant and cafe. The only thing that really makes it bar-like is the fact that it has a bar snacks menu- but this is well thought out and they also have a good range of beers (including low alcohol and a gluten free option) and wines by the glass (almost twenty wines by the glass including an organic wine!).
i have only been here a few times considering im a local to these parts, they seem to lack something that has no invitation like the other cofe shops around. either way i went in and enjoyed my coffee, it took a little longer than other shops but the service was friendly and i never saw her without a smile so i cant say anything about the service. good job.