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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
07 839-4329
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
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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
Consistently excellent

This is a reliable high-end favourite, well designed menu, great wine list, service is excellent and nice ambience. Can be busy, definitely not a walk-in, nice tables by the pass to watch the chefs at work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Dave G
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a reliable high-end favourite, well designed menu, great wine list, service is excellent and nice ambience. Can be busy, definitely not a walk-in, nice tables by the pass to watch the chefs at work.

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went as large group, which was ok. But one think is the noise of the place, wooden floors and high ceilings and i could not hear the person across from me without shouting. Everyone struggled that night. Resturant was full but i still have never had this problem in other resturants when busy. The food is very small portions... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Consistently excellent food and experience. Price is typical for fine dining in NZ, mains NZ$35-40 and worth it. Visited now 8 times for dinner, twice with groups >15 ppl. Best thing is that the dishes are new and innovative; I'm often surprised by a flavour combination the chefs have used. Excellent wine list (broad selection mostly NZ, but some gems... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Chim Choo Ree is a place where is doesn't matter what you order you won't be disappointed. the staff are friendly and helpful, it is a cute place with an open kitchen, a great place for all occasions. The entree's are a really good size and the pork belly and scallops is amazing, the salmon for a main is delicious... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food and attentive service. Average sized place, and reasonably comfortable. Lighting is quite dim but seems better after dark.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Recommend this restaurant for a nice night out with great food, wine and service. Wine list is of a good standard, something for everyone but not extensive, food menu was great. Service was friendly and casual. Meal was superb with many great flavors coming through the dishes we tried. If I looked for any negative it would be the noise... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A trip to Hamilton for our anniversary. From the amuse bouche to tuna tartare, salmon and eye fillet. Everything was excellent. So pleased to have found a foodie restaurant in the Waikato. Would have tried the tasting menu but it lacked a few of the dishes we were most looking forward to. This place is excellent.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Delicious food, great wine, excellent service and vibrant atmosphere. Never disappointed. Thoroughly recommend

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chim Choo Ree is our favourite go to restaurant for anniversaries, birthday celebrations and other special events. They have a great wine list and a selection of cocktails. The food is excellent and the whole vibe a nice twist on upbeat offbeat elegance. We came with out of town friends to celebrate a wedding anniversary in early February and had... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have always enjoyed their food. Newer venue in the old brewery building is not as quirky or welcoming as their old location; but the Tuna Tartare is still great..

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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: 07 839-4329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

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