ADDRESS: 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka
DINNER: 7 days
SHARING PLATES: $12 – $55
SCORE: 14.5 / 20
Order the ‘Just Feed Me’ option for the whole table and you’ll sample three Italian-inspired smaller dishes, a main, two sides and a dessert – all of which adds up to a substantial feast. The dishes may include 40° salmon with dynamite aioli – a triumph of texture with crunchy pickles, apple salsa and tiny pops of freekeh – maybe some tasty-as Brussels sprouts or a rustic and inviting half-chicken complemented by the umami of garlic, punched up with sweet and sour flavours of plums, with crunchy, crispy duck-fat fries. Wine matches are spot on (and the 60ml servings just right) or if you’d rather drive your choices, all the wines on the well-assembled list are available by the glass in a variety of sizes. Kika is a warm and inviting venue and coloured lighting creates a vibrant atmosphere, making it a great option for everyone.