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All 205 Hamilton Restaurants

Chim-choo-ree

14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 839-4329
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Ranked #10 of 205 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My first trip to Hamilton and my local friends took me to Chim-Choo-Ree. This is THE restaurant that everyone I know who knows Hamiltion says -- "you should eat here". We walked over for lunch. Their new location is quite simply furnished, filled with natural light and a bit noisy with a crowd. We were immediately seated and looked after... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ordered a couple of entrees which were really tasty (especially the pork belly - which I could have just had as a main with a couple of sides). All the food was really delicious. The dessert menu was a little quirky and there wasn't really anything I had to have, so we didn't bother. Overall a lovely dining experience.... More 

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went here for my husband's birthday. As always the food was fantastic. Grear service. Best restaurant in Hamilton.

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Hamilton
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner at Chim choo ree. The restaurant is quirky and is situated in an interesting location. The setting is lovely though it is not always easy to get into the parking area. The service was good, though the food took a little while to arrive. However, the food was lovely, and the menu is interesting.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was at long last our first visit to the legendary Chimchooree. We are a couple of Frenchies recently established in Hamilton, and we've heard of Chimchooree a few years ago but never got around to visiting. We were not disappointed because we were told about the setting beforehand. For some it may be a bit disturbing to pay such... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A friend and I visited this restaurant for lunch during a Girls Day out shopping. It had been recommended to me by a colleague so thought I would give it a try. Upon entering the restaurant I noticed how quiet it seemed for lunch on a Friday, but it meant that we got our meals quicker, which was good as... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was my first visit to Chim-choo-ree since they moved to the bigger building. Its a totally different environment, and very pleasant. The food was good, the wine list interesting. The service was a bit hit and miss, which surprised me a bit as we were early diners and things were not super busy. But overall, still a winner of... More 

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Hamilton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been here three times now and it has been consistently good. The food is top-notch. I've seen another reviewer describe the atmosphere as "barren". I'd call it more minimalist than barren, with a few small quirky touches. I've not ticked the "scenic view" box because the view is restricted but there are some reasonable views top the other side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

let me just say, i love the vibe of this place! The food here is pretty unique, i am especially in love with the tuna tartare. Have been here once before, the food never disappoints. That and some of the odd combinations usually leaves us oohing and ahhing. It's a good thing. If there was one teeny comment it would... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is one of Hamilton's best restaurants for food but they could do a lot more to improve the atmosphere, it's a bit barren inside.

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Additional Information about Chim-choo-ree

Address: 14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 839-4329
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: New Zealand

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