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“birthday dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chow Tory Street

Chow Tory Street
45 Tory Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
04 382 8585
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Ranked #31 of 631 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“birthday dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great family meal at Chow for my daughter's 21st birthday. Always enjoy the food at Chow - fresh, fusion flavours and something for everyone, including two of us that are dairy free. For this visit the 6 of us were given our own room (there were two smaller tables but they didn't seat anyone during our meal) and as usual we enjoy the atmosphere. Service was excellent and included them bringing through the birthday cake we brought with candles lit at the end of the meal. I'd forgotten to check they would be OK with a cake and we dropped it off when we arrived - no fuss from the staff. Wine menu good and included European wines - we had a drink in the Library bar beforehand and brought our bottle of wine through with us. Great value for money.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Excellent menu choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I went here with a couple of friends and we enjoyed a good selection of food as well as drinks they cater for vegetarians as well as people who are dairy free which is great and the prices are reasonable. The service was okay and the atmosphere was good the staff were attentive when it came to ordering and topping up our water but a bit slow in clearing away our dirty dishes but all in all it was a score of 8 out of 10. We went here on October 25 and there were quite a few people and while you are here check out the library which is a bar and is connected to Chow.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always consistently fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Chow is always fantastic and great value for money. Good for big or small groups, families or couples. You must try the jungle curry and blue cheese wontons.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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Nelson, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love coming back here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This isn't the first time I have been to Chow, but had been 2 years since- service and the quality of drinks has not changed! Music is funky and staff are very attentive- topping up water etc.
Haven't had the meals here, but the two for 1 cocktail specials on Sat nights is one to go for. Try and make a reservation as it does get busy on the weekends.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Funky vibe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

On a recommendation from our Hotel we eagerly arrived at Chows early Thursday evening. The restaurant was already packed with a real buzz in the air, we felt as if we could have been in Melbourne! Service was a little off-hand but the food did arrive fairly promptly. The curry was delicious but we felt a little on the small size. Pumpkin and cashew fritters tasted delicious along with some crispy chicken but we suspected they had been reheated rather than cooked fresh. For us Chows did not live up to the hype but the queues out the door as we left may suggest other patrons can't get enough of this funky restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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