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Chim-choo-ree

14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 839-4329
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Ranked #4 of 191 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had a great dining experience. Good food, good beer n wine and very good service, ALL at modest price. It was a full restaurant and the service was excellent. Only comment that I would make is the restaurant was a little noisy as it was open plan. Only a minor point but well worth a visit. We will be... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Met a colleague here for lunch. Our total bill came to $99 for 2x meals and 2 bottles of wine. Well worth it. I would have paid more. DELICIOUS!!! My friend had the Pork belly which she said was "mouth watering". I had Rice Paper Rolls which were devine! The service was really great, friendly but not overbearing. Great environment,... More

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Hamilton NZ
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Every dish was well presented and the mix of flavours was outstanding. Nothiing ordinary in the menu at all. Service was excellent

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited for dinner to celebrate out wedding anniversary having been to the old Chim-Choo-ree several times before when in Victoria Street & had always been very impressed with the quality if the menu. The only gripe against the old place was that it was almost impossible to hear conversation from your own table because of the awful acoustics. The assumption... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined on a Monday night for our wedding anniversary. Crazy it was full, and with 10 people waiting at the bar for a seat. Must have been the award they won for top regional restaurant in NZ recently. Anyway, we had some very lovely starters and mains. Flavours and presentation great. The only thing I could... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful menu and excellent service made for a relaxed and enjoyable evening. Visited with friends and was immediately impressed by the atmosphere and attentiveness of the staff as we waked through the doors. First class menu led to an evening of gastronomic delight : the tuna tartare was flavoursome and light and a teaser for the main choice of mushroom... More

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Hamilton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and i decided to give Chim-choo-ree a try after hearing good things about it and were not disappointed! The Snapper ceviche amuse-bouche got the taste buds tingling and the entree of confit duck parcel and the Tuna Tatare set the got things of to a very good start. The eye fillet and duck leg mains were to die... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When it comes to dining out, my wife and I have eaten at many of the finest restaurants around the world. We have also eaten at almost all of Hamilton's restaurants and been thoroughly disappointed by the quality of food, the presentation, the ambience and especially the appalling service! Not so at Chim-choo-ree! This place literally ticks all the right... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We dinned as a work group of 5 people recently for dinner one night. The food was really enjoyable and looked and tasted amazing. I had a main- lamb which was fantastic and then the rice pudding dessert which wasn't what i expected- it was light and frothy (not dense) with an amazing raspberry sorbet in the middle. Great wine... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A low key building (a former brewery I'm told) hides a laid back interior, and some gorgeous food treats. This is food that tastes great, and doesn't mistake quantity for quality. The menu seems sparse with only about a dozen mains, but all in my party were very satisfied with their choices, its quality and flavours. There was only one... More

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