Carl's Jr - Takanini


  • The Original Thickburger
  • The Jalapeno Thickburger
  • The Super Star
  • The Portobello Mushroom Burger
  • The Big Carl
  • Carls Junior Menu full of big, juicy, delicious burgers
  • Carls Jr Breakfast Menu featuring MADE FROM SCRATCH biscuits
  • All Blacks Legend Michael Jones eating (and loving)  the Portobello Mushroom Burger
  • The Famous Star

A little about us

Established over 70 years ago in California, a young Carl N. Karcher launched the now legendary Carl’s Jr. brand. With a long standing history of serving premium quality hamburgers, Carl’s Jr. is known as the true representation of the “authentic American Hamburger.” Today there are more than 1,300 Carl’s Jr. restaurants worldwide.

Carl’s Jr hamburgers are made with 100% pure beef and are charbroiled, cooked on an open flame, sealing in the flavourful charbroiled tastes and delivering juicier hamburgers. Swing by Carl's Jr. in St Johns for a taste of burger magic today.

Products and specialities

Charboiled Burgers
Thick Burgers made with 100% Certified Angus Beef
Chicken Burgers
Chili Cheese Fries
Fish and Chips
Breakfast Menu with Coffee and Desserts
Fast Food



  • Ambience: Lively
  • Accepts credit cards: Yes
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Noise level: Upbeat
  • Licence: Alcohol free
  • Coffee brand: Halo
  • Specials: Yes
  • Food Options: Vegetarian
  • Takeaways: Yes

brian shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

Love the burgers. Huge and tasty. Staff friendly mostly. Place clean. Good experience. Regular customer

The K. shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

Carls Jnr has enormous burgers, but it's not just the burgers that makes this place. The service is outstanding. By the time you've placed your order and filled up your cup, your mean if pretty much waiting for you at your table. The fries are excellent, especially the cross cut ones, as are the chicken tenders. Favourite Burger: Thick Burger

Anton A. shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

I've never had Carl's before reading about them on Localist so I decided to try them instead of my staple burger place on one Saturday night. I was extremely glad I did as the food here is great. Big, juicy, and packed with flavour is what I would use to describe their patties. Ask the guys at Carl's to throw in some Jalapenos and you have the makings of a great meal. Only wish they would come closer to the Shore so I won't need to come to Takanini for it :) Still, worth it!

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Moshika C. shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

Once you go to carl's jr you won't want to eat another fast food burger ever again! Highly recommend the cross cut fries 

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Ross S. shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

Fantastic burgers and fries.  Friendly and efficient service.  Possibly my new favourite

Rachel B. shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

Always tastes good and so much nicer than other takeaway places - great for a treat!

Sweetkat shared their love for Carl's Jr - Takanini

This was the first Carl's Jr in New Zealand and is by far the biggest. This place is huge and was crazy busy, so it was impossible to get a seat. The food was to be expected but a few items on the menu they had actually run out of, which was annoying. Despite how busy it was, the dining area was still pretty clean and tidy and staff were hand delivering food to customers who were standing around waiting.