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“Great value and great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nol-Bu-Ne Restaurant

Nol-Bu-Ne Restaurant
10 Wellesley Street East | Level 1, Choice Plaza Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
9 307 0188
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Ranked #455 of 1,295 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Korean
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great value and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Deceptive building. Nice place once you enter. Great tasting food paired with great value. Friendly staff and generally good service. Authentic Korean food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Loved it, full of young happy Korean people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Escaped here after a long day at work and client drinks. Its on the second floor of a tacky "Asian" influenced building but don't be put off by the crummy lift. The staff have ok English and are friendly but don't worry as the menu has photos so just point and explore. I did the "five sides" and the pork and kimichi (cabbage) hot pot which were 10 out of 10, I lucked out on the starter but I had no idea what it was when I ordered, I was just having fun shooting in the dark. In summary , good food, great price, warm with a nice buzz and a range of Korean beers to boot, I will go back for sure.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Middle range Korean restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This restaurant is quite popular with students. The food is ok no surprises or impact. Quite reasonable price and food comes out quite fast. I guess it is ok

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Surviving business”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I always come here for dinner during my yearly trip to Auckland. Convenient for it's location in Queen Street. As cost of rent rising over the years, I noticed meal price also increased which acceptable, but the latest visit a little bit disappointed as hardly any beef in the spicy soup. Less and smaller portion of side dish.

Visited October 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Korean in name only, and barely”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Menu and venue looked fine when we scouted it after lunch, but dinner just didn't measure up to even basic Korean restaurant standards (having lived there for 5 years over 20 years) . Four side dishes tasted old and tired -- largely tasteless. Bibimbap had but a spoonful of meat and no accompanying soup. Doufu soup (soondubujigae) had no meat and no seafood. While the menu showed a few different soju (white spirits) options,only one was available. Service was slow and indifferent. Pity we ddin't go to the other nearby Korean restaurant.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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