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Chim-choo-ree

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New Zealand
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14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
6478394329
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Causal fine dining

Don't be fooled by the casual look of Chim Choo Ree, because the food and service is fine dining at its very best. The chef was very accommodating and happily substituted ingredients from the degustation menu to overcome some food allergies. Dishes are creative, flavoursome and beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bevanz
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by the casual look of Chim Choo Ree, because the food and service is fine dining at its very best. The chef was very accommodating and happily substituted ingredients from the degustation menu to overcome some food allergies. Dishes are creative, flavoursome and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank Bevanz
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never fails to disappoint. Spectacular food and service - Thank you Chim Choo Ree we will most definitely be back again!

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Thank Brydie M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Celebrated a friends birthday here and was pleasantly surprised. On arrival the restaurant seemed to be lacking in atmosphere but in saying that the food and service definitely made up any short comings of the atmosphere. Great bold flavours presented beautifully and friendly efficient staff to match. Would highly recommend.

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Thank foodyforfun2015
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and great food. Was a visitor from out of town and their knowledge of menu assisted us to have 2 entrees with sides rather than mains which was a wonderful choice. Dessert at lunch finished of a great dining experience. First class team

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Thank rangiorachap
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on the prices and fancy looking menu you would expect more, but sadly it does not deliver especially on service and selection.

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Thank mandagrace
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to fault - the food was awesome, a great variety to choose from and the staff and service quick and friendly

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Thank onenightstop
Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was good, we were promptly seated. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the food arrived promptly. The food was good, but not for the price they were charging for it. If they addressed this then I would go again. If you don't mind paying a high price then I would recommend it.

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Thank twln1
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been travelling around New Zealand for almost 2 weeks, and this is by far the best meal we have had. The location of the restaurant in its own building was gorgeous and good with its own parking area. The service was also very prompt, friendly and helpful, and the food came very fast and every... More 

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Thank joansmlim
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My sister in law took my daughter and i here for a late lunch and even though the kitchen was almost closing they were very kind and served us. the food was beautiful and i would love to return next visit

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Thank Chris M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

you book on an answering machine and they don't call you back to say they are fully booked. Must be a good dining place but, now, it is definitely off my list

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 6478394329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?