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14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 839-4329
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Ranked #5 of 192 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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88% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having read so many great reviews, I had high expectations about Chimchooree. I was a little disappointed. We arrived just before 8 for our 8pm reservation. The reservation was for 15 people, and by 8 only 12 had turned up. The waitress quite rudely asked if we could move a few seats down, so the rest of the table could... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant needs a wake up call if they think they can charge top dollar and serve half a plate of food. Must say the pork entrée was great but should be for 19 dollars! But 2 of us ordered the duck and when it arrived we thought someone was playing a joke! A small chewy breast and apparently the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very good evening in an interesting. Simplistic type inside decor & menu, good service. Very good food. Starters were very good. Thai fish salad was very tasty. Mains are very good. And an impressive dessert menu and desserts. Palate is still the best in Hamilton, but this is a good alternative

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Reviewer
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
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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