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KK Malaysian Restaurant

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54 Ghuznee Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 385 6698
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 17
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap and tasty asian flavours

Nice food and very cheap.....the quality and quantity is good and consistent. Its not 100% malaysian in taste but it could be due to the ingredients in New Zealand. All in all its nice and tasty food. It does serve for asian palate....if not malaysian specifically....quick service and always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lovee5
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice food and very cheap.....the quality and quantity is good and consistent. Its not 100% malaysian in taste but it could be due to the ingredients in New Zealand. All in all its nice and tasty food. It does serve for asian palate....if not malaysian specifically....quick service and always full...recommend to all .....

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Kk Malasyan is simple and unpretentious. The kind of food to enjoy when out on the cheap. The menu is comprehensive and varied. The service is quick, the place is clean. Do book in advance, it gets very busy. The beef rendang is amazing.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

On our way to Wellington from Rotorua this is our first stop for dinner. It was ok not great the food is lacking the Malaysian spice, service and food was fast. Had to wait a bit for sitting, small but cosy restaurant. Prices and serving are reasonable.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My personal rating is a 6.5/10 in terms of taste compared to the streets in Malaysia. It's close but not close enough to make it taste like the real thing. Price is very reasonable but if you are after the real Malaysian taste, you will be a little disappointed.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great food for lunch during the week. Took the wife out to the restaurant on a weekend and found the quality of the food was no where near the same as it is during the week. Not sure why.. hopefully it is just a once off.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Small and cosy, cheap and delicious. Sometimes hard to get seated, but you can always do take away! Service is lightening fast. Have the king-poh chicken: you will go back again for it!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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182 reviews 182 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My friends and I have eaten here many many times over the years. I'm a vegetarian and the vegetarian Mei gorang & nasi gorang have always been consistently great dishes. My friends have always enjoyed the chicken versions of the same dishes. One of the young girls working there used to have a bit of a bad attitude, but has... More 

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Wellington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place is one of Wellington’s iconic Malaysian restaurants on Ghuznee Street, established in 1998. You’re either a fan of KK’s (owner’s initials) or Satay Malaysia, which is just along from KK’s. I’ve always been a KK fan (but certainly not a KKK fan!). This place never falters with service, quality, or delicious, authentic Malaysian food. I seem to always... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had lots of people recommend this place. Service poor. Food very average. Chicken seemed batch fried and then added to sauces. Sambal chicken not spicy at all, tasted like deep fried chicken in tomato and onion sauce. Will not be visiting here again.

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Escondido, CA
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21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This was very good food at bargain prices at a sit down restaurant. Seating is limited, so you can call for reservations. No alcohol is served for what that is worth, and service not all that attentive, but the shrimp and rice noodle dishes very good. Would eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Ghuznee Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 385 6698

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Malaysian

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