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    The Curry Club: Indian Spice

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 16, 2005

    One of the leading Indian restaurant in town and have been around for a decade. The nicely decorated interior provides a good dining ambience and the open tandor makes this place special. You have a choice of takeaways or dining in. Generally, food is good.

    Recently, they do home deliveries too and was told that they do not accept cheques now (which was still mentioned on the website).

    Favorite Dish: • Garlic naan (Punjabi style bread)

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    The Krazy Lounge: Busy Café with All Day Menu

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 16, 2005

    Another of my hot drink & dessert hang out place. They open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner & supper. I can't tell you much about the meals since I'd never tried anything other than the desserts. This place is always busy and the funky decor & crazy sculptures plus musics spruce up the life of the cafe.

    Hours:
    7:30am till late Mondays to Fridays
    9am till late Saturday & Sunday .

    Favorite Dish: Butterscotch chesscake

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    Genghis Khan: Mongolian BBQ

    by wkcsmt Written Feb 16, 2005

    This is Wellington's only Mongolian restaurant offers a tempting choice of meats, vegetables & sauces cooked right in front of you on gas fired barbecue. All you can eat soup & BBQ for only less then NZD$20. Try this unique Mongolian experience... food is fun especially when you manage to choose the right combination...haha... They open daily for dinner, but do take lunch group bookings (by arrangement).

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    Chow: Southeast Asian Cuisine

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 16, 2005

    This restaurant / bar is decorated like an exposed, dark concrete warehouse - a hip asian restaurant. Food is slightly on the expensive end.

    Here, you'll find some Sake (Japanese wine) apart from the usual beer, cocktails & wine.

    Favorite Dish: Thai chicken

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    Bordeaux Bakery and Brasserie: Best Bread in Town

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    An French bakery & patisserie serving mouth watering and epicurian delights. It is also a café / brasserie offering small lunches and weekend brunches. You can dine in or take away. Parking can somtimes be a hassle on Saturday mornings and some weekdays.

    The food & coffee are OK... there are plenty of better places for coffees. Bread products are their strong point. Only drawback is the location on Thorndon Quay so outdoors dining is not really attractive.

    Hours:
    7:15am - 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays
    7:15am - 3pm Mondays & Sundays

    Favorite Dish: Nice breads

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    Chameleon Restaurant: One of the Award Winning Restaurant

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 16, 2005

    Awarded NZ Restaurant of the Year 2001, 2002 & 2003. They offers an authentic taste of New Zealand's fresh seasonal foods and flavours. The menu changes with the seasons so you can enjoy what's fresh in the markets. Not cheap, but food is good.

    Open 7 days, 6:30am till late for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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    Monsoon Poon Trading House Restaurant: A Mix of South East Asian Cuisine

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 15, 2005

    A vibrant atmosphere & an innovative design concept... they offer choices from the exotic flavours of India, South China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Booths and large tables make for an intimate or sociable dining experience, where the wide range of cooking styles can be enjoyed by sharing dishes. Servings aren't big.

    They don't take reservations. Prepare to wait on busy nights, usually Thursdays til Sundays. If you have to wait, you can always have a drink first @ the bar. For non alcoholic drink, try mango lassi (yogurt smoothie / shake - an Indian drink) - very refreshing.

    Hours:
    11am - 11pm Mondays to Fridays
    12pm till late Saturdays & Sundays

    Favorite Dish: • Sichuan style stir fried eggplant
    • Naan (Punjabi style bread)

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    Café India: A Taste of India

    by wkcsmt Written Feb 15, 2005

    You will find a range of Indian food, such as tikkas, vindaloos & tandoori in this modern setting just off bustling Courtenay Place. Only been there for lunch once. Lunches are a bargain @ about NZD$10 for butter chicken and lamb korma. Mains cost around NZD$15 but the dining experience will cost more with the raita, chutney and other tempting side dishes.

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    The Long Bar on Brandon: Great Malaysian Cuisine

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 15, 2005

    Enjoy your Malaysian cuisine, both contemporary Malay and Oriental dishes, including vegetarian dishes @ this long & narrow casual dining restaurant with full bar facilities. They open 11am-2:30pm for lunch & 5-10pm for dinner 6 days a week. Close on Sundays.

    Favorite Dish: Kapitan curry

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    Ye Jun Chinese Restaurant: Best Crispy Chicken Rice

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 15, 2005

    Cheap & best value for money for lunch in town, especially great for students. All lunch deals @ NZD$6.95.

    Atmosphere is not that great but the 70s Chinese decor gives the place real character as well the lunch special makes up for it!!

    Favorite Dish: • Crispy chicken on garlic rice
    • Hainanese chicken rice (ask for the chilli that accompanies it)
    • Beef brisket noodle soup
    • Sin Chow Mee (thin rice noddles / bee hoon)
    • Wat Tan Hor (flat rice noodles)

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    Roti Malaysian Espresso Café: Malaysian and South Indian Cuisine

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 15, 2005

    Good value lunch - Roti Special . The menu has a selection of dishes from popular curries to sambals, noodles & rice dishes, and vegetarian dishes. Since there are a number of good Malaysian restaurants in town, I normally come here for the Indian cuisine, eg. dosai dishes (rice / lentil crepes), murtabak (spicy potato or meat-stuffed griddle bread / roti)... If you want nasi beriani (a traditional Indian rice dish where the rice is tinted with turmeric & tinged with saffron, served with meat), you'll have to do a special pre-order & I believe it is only available on Thursdays & Fridays.

    By the way, this is a licenced restaurant / café.

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    Regal Chinese Restaurant: Best Dim Sum in Town

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 13, 2005

    Enjoy exquisite Chinese looking in intimate surroundings overlooking Courtenay Place. They have daily dim sum / yum char lunch (yum char specialists). Their dinner session starts from 5:30pm.

    Be prepare to wait even if you have a booking... it's worth the wait. Believe me. This is our favourite yum char place in some weekends. I would definitely recommend bookings on weekends. They are packed with people.

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    KK Malaysian Restaurant: Good & Cheap Malaysian Food

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 13, 2005

    A small but cosy Malaysia restaurant, but if you want to have a glass of wine, you'll have to have it @ home as this is an unlicensed restaurant. They do takeaways too. Food is good & value for money. Here's some of the dishes available... mee goreng, roti with curry, chicken sambal & many many more.

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    Kazu: Exquisite Japanse

    by knerten Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    D'oh! Why didn't I go here yesterday, instead of wasting my money at the Eastern Sunrise (see above). Same price and ten times better food and the ambience...
    Nice wooden interior. You can choose to sit at the counter, at a table or traditionally Japanese. Nice lighting. Contemporary Jazz music, not too loud, just right.
    When you enter, the whole staff (3 waiters and 5 cooks behind the counter) greets you in Japanese, and the say goodbye to you when you leave.
    Friendly waiters, always coming to your table and asking if there's anything else I want. Smiling...
    What a difference to my Eastern Sunrise Cafeteria (I even had to downgrade yesterday's rating on that one).

    Favorite Dish: Starters:
    Japanese fishcake (fried, 8 wedges, served with grated radish), NZ$6
    Main:
    Tofu steak (fried, 3 cubes, with spring onion, fried onion, shiitake mushroom* and bean sprouts in a sweet soy sauce on a hot platter), NZ$10
    Dessert:
    Sesame ice cream (4 scoops), NZ$4

    * I asked the waiter for shiitake, but what I got were ordinary mushrooms...

    Tofu Steak
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    Eastern Sunrise: Chinese

    by knerten Updated Jul 28, 2004

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    I had noticed this restaurant on my way back to my hostel from Te Papa the other night, and not seeing any whites in there, I concluded that it had to be popular with the local Chinese/Asian, and thus pretty authentic.
    Friendly staff, but cheap-looking, cafeteria-style interior.

    Favorite Dish: Starter:
    Fried Bean Curd Rolls with Duck Meat, NZ$5.50
    Main dish:
    Hot and Spicy Spare Ribs, NZ$ 15
    Dessert (incl.):
    A couple of apple slices and orange wedges

    Hot and Spicy Spare Ribs

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