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SMK Southern Meat Kitchen

Southern Meat Kitchen on Tuwharetoa street is Taupo’s funkiest BBQ concept restaurant. With a unique wood smoker imported from America they produce mouth watering meals with an emphasis on low ’n’ slow meats.

Think juicy pulled pork, mouth-watering beef short ribs, tangy sweet coleslaw or cheesy barbecue bacon mac’n’cheese. Wash it down down with their own locally brewed Escape Brewery craft beers and a unique selection of ryes & bourbons.

If you've got a hankering for some good ‘ol meat at your own location, Southern Meat Kitchen also have a foodtruck, available for hire at events, festivals weddings and parties.

Opening times

Business hours
Monday - Thursday 4.00 - 11.00pm, Friday - Sunday 12.00 - 11.00pm
+64 7 378 3582
Physical address:
40 Tuwharetoa Street
New Zealand
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