Fine Dining in our Rotorua Restaurant

***Dear Valued Guest***

Please note the following dates our Mokoia Restaurant will be fully booked for the following dates:

  • Monday 25th December for Christmas lunch

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank You

WaiOra Management Team. 

Experience the taste sensations and relaxed fine dining atmosphere of the resort's award-winning Mokoia Restaurant. Our Rotorua restaurant experience is reputed by locals to be "the best pacific-rim, fine dining restaurant in Rotorua"

Enjoy serene views of Lake Rotorua whilst perusing the Mokoia Restaurant's specialist menu. Our menu bursts with Pacific Rim cuisine, using local indigenous herbs and spices. Many of the delicious herbs used in our Rotorua restaurant are freshly picked from our own Wai Ora herb gardens and wild herb beds.

Sumptuous meals from our A La carte menu always leaves a lasting impression. We offer guests the opportunity to "Share Dine" with a selection of dishes from our menu served on a sharing platter. This allows diners to 'taste' the full range of diverse dishes and flavours. Our diverse sharing platters are perfect for large groups of food enthusiasts.

Mokoia Restaurant holds the prestigious New Zealand Beef & Lamb award for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and the Peoples Choice award for 2013. Like every good Rotorua restaurant, we offer a wide range of menu options including vegetarian and gluten free. The Mokoia Restaurant has something for everyone.

Daily menu options include breakfast, high tea, lunch and dinner.

High Tea: Bookings must be made at least 24hours prior. Cancellations within 24hours of booking incur a 50% cancellation fee, no show result in 100% charge.


When deciding on a Rotorua restaurant, you want the best dining experience Rotorua has to offer. Dining in Rotorua doesn't come any better than at the Mokoia Restaurant.


“The best dining experience in Rotorua ” is what our guests say after a meal at the Mokoia restaurant. We like to feel that it's a mixture of our carefully planned menu, attentive staff, experienced chefs, indigenous herbs and spices and the beautiful lakefront vistas. These ingredients all combine to serve a unique, contemporary, fine dining experience.

Experience the Mokoia Restaurant for yourself, today.

Opening Hours:

Breakfast:    7.00am to 10.30am
Lunch:          12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner:         6.00pm to 10.30pm

We ask you kindly to call our reception team on (07) 343 5100 for any enquiries or to make a  Dinner reservation to avoid disappointment.

High Tea: 11.00am-3.00pm


The Mokia Restaurant. Pacific Rim Cuisine Fine Dining at our Rotorua Restaurant