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Chim-choo-ree

14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 839-4329
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Ranked #9 of 192 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I take into account previous reviews on this page. I agree it is on the noisy side- restaurants that don't have enough furnishings to absorb sound tend to be (bare hard floors, walls, chairs with minimum if any, upholstery). At least they don't have loud music as well! but overall, no worse (or better) than many perfectly good restaurants throughout... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food was superb and the service was faultless, but it was far too loud for me. It was a Friday night, so it was busy (although we were in the first service at 6:15pm). My partner and I couldn't hear each other from across the table, so had to sit in silence. The noisy atmosphere ruined the experience for... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Food was good, front of house staff very average. Hadto move to a different table because of cold draught every time door opened. Then hurried at the end and asked to sit at the bar as our table was needed for next customer. Prices are on par with VSB and Palate, but we felt no where near the experience. For... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went there twice. Food was great. Enjoyed it and will return for more. We were served by a polite waitress. The kitchen do surprise us with complimentary appetizer which taste really good (not in menu). lol

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 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
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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

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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