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Hiku offers delicious, relaxed New Zealand fare inspired by the surrounds and heroes local with seafood, farmed produce, wine and beer sourced from Kaikōura and its surrounds.

Expect classics with a kiwi twist and beautiful flavours in a stylish and relaxed space, including an outdoor patio and courtyard with mountain and sea views. Our bar includes plenty of regional flavour with local craft beer and a wine list exclusively from local artisan grape growers and winemakers of the Kaikōura and neighbouring North Canterbury and Marlborough regions.

The name ‘Hiku’ comes from the Māori word for ‘whale tail’ and is inspired by Kaikōura’s most iconic attraction. It is also influenced by the strong historic and modern culture and heritage of the area. We celebrate this and show off what Kaikōura is all about – seafood (kai moana), fresh produce and dramatic sea and mountain scapes. Open all day, every day, 6am - 10pm. Enjoy!