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Dragonfly

70 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
048033995
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Ranked #65 of 634 restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Gisborne, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A maze through to the courtyard festooned with lanterns and bamboo at the back bar makes a perfect entrance to a world away.... Add a cocktail or three and you are transported ;) The rain slapping on a tin roof enhanced the aura and the food kissed that place on the tip of your tongue you never can quite put... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We turned up half an hour late, but table still all good, friendly greeting and asked to hang up coats etc. Gave good suggestions on entrees and great range of beers and wine selection OK. A little dark and if you need glasses to read menu then a challenge. The bar out the back is brilliant. Everything going really well... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Really enjoyed my meal here. Everything was very tasty and well executed. Especially enjoyed the dumplings and spring rolls! Service was okay, dinning room was really funky but lacked background music. Will definitely be back again!

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Is where Uncle Changs was and one of my favourite Asian with a twist restaurants. BUT it is very noisy and needs something to absorb the noise

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I do favour this place more than the other asian restaurants. The food is tasty, well priced, and nicely presented. The favorites would have to be the duck curry, pork and prawn, nasi goreng, and sticky rice pudding. Couldn't get enough.

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Brisbane
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were lucky - heard about this place after looking around some of the higher rated restaurants. We were lucky, because we had a great dinner. Hadn't booked, so we were only able to get a table in the 'bar' area out the back. Nice setting, only slightly ruined by the archaic laws still allowing smoking in these areas. Yuk!... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Ordered the dumplings and the salmon cooked 2 ways, and just blown away by the subtlety of both dishes. Best ever. Not a hint of saltiness or MSG. Just the goodness of delicately cooked fresh produce, beautifully presented. I'm in love with Dragonfly...awesome beer list too

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Rye, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We hadn't booked and were directed through the full restaurant to the bar area. Service was friendly and swift and the food was very good. There is a reasonable wine list with a good selection at good prices. We were a little apprehensive as we hadn't seen any reviews, but there was no need for worry. An excellent meal; if... More

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New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A delightful place to dine. Ambiance & design similar to Ancestry ( think could be owned by same people ) - makes for an almost intimate feel although the tables are together in a narrow ,long room divided in two.Staff very efficient & friendly ( which makes a huge difference in a restaurant. Food absolutely delicious - could not fault... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This place has a bar and resto inside. Great ambiance but you have to walk through a not so great passage to get there. Had the vegetable option on the menu but was very delicious. They have a good range on the wines as well.

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