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“Boring Menu...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of 162 Karori

162 Karori
162 Karori Road, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #503 of 630 Restaurants in Wellington
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Boring Menu...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

We used to be frequent diners at Cafe 162 but now the menu seems over priced, boring, and doesn't taste that good.

It's a shame because we used to love it there and was a great place to meet friends and family.

One day it might pick up

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

We tried this place twice, months apart, and left on both occasions very disappointed. The food took a really long time to be served and when it eventually arrived, it was terrible and over-priced.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eggs Benedict”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Being residents of Karori, my wife & I like to eat out at the local from time to time, especially for a bite of wedges after the swim on a Sunday.

Always presentable, the food is professionally cooked.

One other dish we recommend is the Eggs Benedict, with Poppy's favorite, Spinach. I would however, suggest a little less potato.

Bon appetite!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
“Soulless”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

What's the USP of Cafe 162? Surely it's the location, slap bang in Marsden Village, right on the Karori Road. What else if wonderful about Cafe 162? Practically nothing. It is a soulless, compliacent joint. No one would travel to go there - it's only useful as somewhere to go when you are in that part of town. It's not awful - it's just not very good. The food is average, the decor is average, the service is average. The restaurant section is poorly thought through, rather like a before picture on "Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares" - cheap furnishings randomly scattered across a room decorated with an early 1990's pallet. Dull, dull, dull.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good local pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

A group of us eat here once a week for luinch. The service is friendly and prompt, and the servings are just the right size for lunch. There could be a wider choice of light meals, but it seems to suit our group. There is also a brunch menu.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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