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Reviews & Comments


  • Excellent Chinese and traditional New Zealand meals. This is a 'must stop' on your way from the West Coast to Nelson. Beautiful views of the Buller River and Mount Owen. The food is superb, with John Siu cooking the Chinese dishes and Kim Siu cooking the New Zealand fare. These two will make you very welcome and their motel units are very comfortable too.
    — pheffernan

    Enjoying our meal at Owen River Tavern
  • Feel like home here. Thank you for the family like hospitality.
    — JB, Malaysia

  • We had a lovely stay at the Owen River Tavern & Motels. The fried rice with black bean beef is a wonderful dish from the Mighty kiwi food.
    — James C., Singapore

  • Ed & Lee had a great diner here. Hospitality is the best. If we ever come back to NZ, we will be coming back to this place.
    — Geweidis

    Geweidis
  • After 40 years we decided to return to Owen River Tavern where I proposed to her all those years ago.  What a great place, the memories flooding back - Lovely place.
    — Ted & Cherie, Taupo Bay

    Cherie and Ted at Owen River Tavern
  • We three exhausted, hungry travellers spotted a most comforting sight - the Owen River Tavern & Motel. Our energy was recharged with a scrumptious dinner, yummy desserts, and overnight stay in ultra clean guest accommodations. Many thanks to our hosts, Kim and John.
    — R.J.&Co. West Coast, NZ

  • Great Chinese meals!
    — GR, Holland

  • Hahaha Menu of the day Black Bean with Pork & rice, what can I say.... I can't breathe anymore.
    — Marita

  • Love the food, Love the place. Definitely coming back.
    — SK, Penang, Malaysia