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KC cafe

39a Courtney Place, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #317 of 636 restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Bribie Island, Australia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ordered plum duck...one of our favourite meals - usually beautifully cooked by Asians. This was not. It was dreadful. It tasted like a tough stew...nothing like duck and the supposedly plum sauce was like a watery gravy of sorts. With so many restaurants to choose from in the area, I can't believe we chose the worst.

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Lion City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Asian food/cafes are generally the cheaper options in WLGTN. KC Cafe (Chinese food) will not disappoint you,food is tasty not too salty. For the price and large servings, it gives you value for your money. Most of the times I'd take away my leftover - that's an extra meal at home (or instant packed lunch at the office the next... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Don't know about food being cheap - thought they are just priced the same as everywhere else. Don't know about food being tasty - because none turned out to be what we had ordered. We have been there a few times, we only go there when it is quiet, usually first thing when it opens around 11-ish. But for some... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

KC Cafe is awesome. Food is cheap and delicious. You can generally tell if somewhere is good Chinese food if there are lots of Chinese people eating there. There always are. Lady at the counter is notoriously unfriendly, but she's damned efficient. You order your food, she screams your order at the cooks at your food is ready in no... More

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Wellington, New zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I quite often go [twice per month on average] for a quick meal at KC Cafe. The food is of excellent value, is authentic and of a high standard. The setting is basic and not one for a romantic night out but it's fine for couples or a group of up to 6 [because of table settings in a limited... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

When I first went in, I thought I was in Hong Kong. With the lady at the counter screaming orders at the cooks and almost screaming at you only because the kitchen's loud and she can't hear herself speak. Went in looking for a table of 5 at midday, there weren't any seats so we decided to go some place... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Successful restaurant owners will agree – places thrive or fail on their service. Get service wrong and you’re dead. KC Café manages to plumb even greater depths. There is no service to speak of, but for staff who, to judge from their demeanour and behaviour, are pretty ambivalent about customers at best and rather dislike them in general. BUT, none... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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136 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

All your basic cafe style chinese food - I have been about 6 times in the past 3 months - really enjoy their 'Wonton Mee Dry" at $11.50 - their BBQ meats are also very good. In summer get a table on the edge of the footpath and watch the world wonder on by

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fantastic food, place is very clean, the lady at the counter is NOT customer focused, but the food is amazing!! Would def go back

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wellington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Best chinese takeaway in wellington, been consistency for a long time. very good for after work quick fed, also vey good price too.

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