At Shani’s we believe in simple food cooked well, delicious and fresh. We believe in cooking food that people want to eat and ensuring that the service matches the quality of the food. Our meals are reasonably priced but what makes Shani’s unique is value for money. We offer regular specials and generous portions.

At Shani’s you’ll find a safe place to park your car while you enjoy your meal and you’ll be greeted with a smile when you arrive. You’ll find a special that’s wallet friendly and with our generous portions we guarantee you’ll leave us feeling full and happy.

We are ideally located in scenic Taradale, Napier – nearby the famous Church Road Winery, and walking distance from the main Taradale shopping village.

We opened our doors in 2016 and have continued to expand on the dream. Today we have a restaurant capable of serving 200 pax in one seating and a dedicated kids area. To add to this we opened a beautiful venue room above the restaurant, with its own balcony and private bar. A perfect place for events of all kind.

In our latest venture we have also added a food truck to our stable of offers. So Shani’s can officially come to your event, gig or party. We’ll bring good food to wherever you are.




Serves lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee




Street and parking lot available


We sell Shani’s gift vouchers at the restaurant. We also accept ‘Restaurant Association’ vouchers, ‘Dinefind’ vouchers, ‘Tremains’ vouchers.


Walk-Ins Welcome

Good For Kids

Good For Groups

Upstairs Venue Centre

Food Truck

Outdoor Catering

Takes Reservations

Waiter Service

Take Out


Snedden is our extremely talented Chef and Charismatic Owner with 17+ years’ experience in the Kitchen. Passionate about freshness and flavor, rest assured your taste-buds will be in good hands. He has run kitchens in acclaimed restaurants both in New Zealand and abroad, from Vineyards in Matakana, to Steak Houses and bustling city restaurants.

Chef/Owner – Snedden D’Costa

Matt is a forward-thinking Chef who is passionate about the culinary arts. With 18+ years’ experience working internationally in fast paced, professional kitchens he can certainly handle the heat. With a passion for food and freshness Matt keeps up with the times producing mouth-watering specials. When he’s not stuck behind the grill you might find him with his Husky at the dog park.

Head Chef – Matt Wood

Mohan brings his passion for hospitality and service into the restaurant. Having trained both Internationally and in New Zealand Mohan brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas keeping the Front of House relevant and up to date. Demanding high standards from the team, he ensures the service matches the quality of the food. Through training and supporting service staff he leads a happy and dedicated team through busy service after busy service.

Bar & Service Manager – Mohan Dixit

Shani leads a talented and hardworking team. Shani’s focus is on maintaining a high level of service as well as training and supporting key staff. Shani’s personal commitment to the restaurant experience along with her love for food ensures guests who choose Shani’s leave happy.

Manager/Owner - Shani Ehlers

Come and visit us and let Sajith, Rakitha, Sanjith, Pauline and Xin led by Snedden and Matt cook for you. Enjoy the hospitality from Brooke, Jayden, Sara.M, C.J, Sam, Nathan and Sarah led by Mohan and Shani.