Dunedin New Zealand Eats

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Welcome to Dunedin New Zealand Eats, location in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. We proudly serve unique and creative New Zealand-inspired burgers including seared ahi, wild boar, mahi mahi, and organic grass-fed beef.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a thank you/get together meal with the family, very easy to find meals for everyone and perfect causal experience. Thank you!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dunedin is one our new favorites! We’ve come back a few times because their menu has too many good options to get in 1 sitting. I tried the pot pie recently and it tasted unlike any pot pie I’ve ever had, it was absolutely incredible. We also tried the friend chicken on one of our visits and that was amazing as well. Would highly recommend for a everyday dining!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Good and nice!

J
San Diego
141 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dunedin is one of our go to favorite neighborhood place. We brought friends with us from out of town and they had a great experience. Food was great, fire pit table was great and our server Jess was equally terrific.

TM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Nice atmosphere. Only negative was one yapping dog sitting behind us who owner let stand on the table (gross!).

TA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fries were too crispy for my flavor, meat pies Awesome!! Humus fabulous.

EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

👍👍👍👍👍🥃 excellent!! Great food love the service.

c
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been to Dunedin New Zealand 3 or 4 times and thought it was a decent restaurant. This time the service was a little slow, they got the order wrong, they served my husband first and I had to wait for my order then the burgers were so so. It used to be that the burgers of the month were free so the other person could try another entrée. This time it was buy one burger of the month and get one free. The burgers are better elsewhere. For $60 we got 2 burgers, 4 drinks, and an order of large fries. Otherwise it would have been over $78.

LS
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love their grass fed burgers. Fries are a bit pricey but tasty. Wish they had the Bavarian pretzel vs just pretzel bites.

ST
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best outdoor eating dog friendly atmosphere in North Park.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Definitely going back. Music was slightly loud but I’m old. Everything else was on point.

MO
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waitress seemed like she wanted us out but we didn't just get drinks. We got a lot of food and drinks. We would've spent more but she seemed to rush us and we ended up leaving earlier then we would've hope to. Overall, food was good, drinks were okay, and ambiance was nice.

n
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will go back here! Too bad I was too full to try their desserts!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All in all a great time. Waiter was super nice. Really recommend

M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The ambience was amazing here! Loved the outdoor seating and the indoor decorations were beautiful. I came in with a group of six and all of us loved our food (from burgers to salad)! The only downside was the service. Our waitress was not friendly and acted very annoyed when we asked for the heater to be put on (asked her three times, then asked another guy who finally turned it on). Once the food was delivered she never checked in to see how it was/see if she could get us anything else (too bad for her considering we wanted to order more drinks). Overall, great location and good food, but subpar service.

MN
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was pretty good. Ambiance is great. Full bar. Noise was great as we ate outside.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time dining here. Service was good not great. Food was really good and worth a follow up visit for sure.

TS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome drinks!

M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, love the drinks selection. Fast becoming our favorite place! Important to note that while the menu is heavy on the burger, you can sub in an Impossible Patty, which is great for my non-meat eating friends. Dessert=yum.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Annoying that this place will only take reservations through this app. And not even necessary.

LE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. My husband and I chose Dunedin to celebrate our anniversary and shared love of all things Kiwi and Aussie. We were not disappointed. The meat pies, chicken pie, chips, and lamb kebabs were all divine. The server was kind and accommodating. And the music was all of our favorite jams of the 2000s. So much fun! We will be back for sure!

C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. I highly recommend Dunedin. It has an intimate atmosphere with very tasteful and fun decor. We were still thinking about our wonderful meal here days after - a rare occurance with us!

BD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The lamb burger was DELICIOUS. The skinny fries were a little stale. But the service was wonderful

KJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, and super cute ambiance/decor

T
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great, and our waitress was awesome.

K
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I am from NewZealand and love this place but today the service sucked.
Not just from our server but everyone, they just could not be bothered

DR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boy this place is cool. The service and food were excellent. I sat outside and watched a baseball game at the bar, best day ever!

J
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

After waiting 10 min at the bar, where sign said at front door to go for seating, I finally walked to the other end & told the people who were clearing dishes & pouring beer that we had a reservation. I was asked to wait “just a few min” and, again, waited 5 more while the guy who SEEMED to be overseeing things walked past me twice. Finally, We decided to go to another restaurant where we were warmly welcomed.

SF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We were excited to eat at Dunedin, and I made a reservation for 7pm for 6 people about a week in advance. When we arrived the host told us both their table for 6 and table for 8 was occupied. We waited about 50 minutes to be seated. What was the point of a reservation?! We planned to leave as soon as we finished drinks near the bar, but a table finally opened. We were finally seated and enjoyed the food and drink, but when the time came to pay they gave us a hard time about paying separately because our group was “so large” (of course, they had nearly an hour of waiting time during which they could have informed us about special payment rules for large groups.) The server acted like he was doing us a huge favor by accepting our money, and gave us explicit instructions about how to organize the receipt slips since “we always lose the signature slips when we have groups this large.” If our group is too large for you to handle, why did you accept our reservation!? I was very disappointed in the service and will not be back.

GG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was out of tune. They all seemed tired and overworked. The attentiveness was just lacking. I think staff was also frustrated with kitchen which was also having challenges. Busier than expected I presume. I felt there should have been better management assessing and making proper adjustments and accommodations for the lack of good service. Laid back and nice just a bit too passive and not proactive. Need busters so servers can properly serve. We bussed our own tables to the bar as it just wasn’t happening. Get it together because I like the food and concept. I expect way more now do to wait staff getting minimum wage plus tip. They served as if getting no tip. So maybe we should only be tipping 5% or less with the higher wage. Not sure what motivates wait staff but I think we should all start reducing our tips until they step up the service.

J
San Diego
141 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat outside around a fire pit and had a great time. Food is special.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Restaurant, the staff is incredible!

JS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! The steak and the burgers are outstanding for and my husband swears by the chicken pot pie!
The staff is also very friendly.

HS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was easy making a reservation via open table, although when we showed up the staff looked a little confused. They seated us at a wonderful outdoor table, plenty of room for the dogs. Food was tasty. We had burgers, the grass fed and Bombay chicken and mahi-mahi each with different fries. Loved the portobello! Had to send back one batch of fries cause they weren’t hot. Overall the server was lovely and we enjoyed ourselves!

EM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment, very different and cozy with warm heaters!

J
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. However, the service was very slow.

HH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun North Park haunt. Fun ambience. Sweet staff. Eclectic menu.
Will definitely return when in that area. Just one critique: There
is a lot of outdoor heating but many of the heaters need to be
repaired. San Diego nights can be chilly and most of seating
is outdoors. No excuse for this.

m
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I'll have to return and taste other items on the menu. The meat pie was ok; the meat filling was a bit greasy. Hubz devoured the "kiwiburger" or something.

J
San Diego
141 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's fun, it's cool, it's special, it's different. All apply to the food, the space, the staff and the experience.
Love this place! Larry, Krys, Cordel the whole crew define hospitality. Go, now, go and be rewarded.

J
San Diego
141 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, beer, wine, service and a lot of fun. Kick back and go Mate!

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