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“Steve & Donna Wigg” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chi Chi Restaurant Chinese & Thai

Chi Chi Restaurant Chinese & Thai
35 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand (Formerly Chi Chi)
+64 3 577 5188
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Ranked #32 of 82 Restaurants in Blenheim
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Steve & Donna Wigg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food is great here , authentic Thia and great Chinese food
try their Peking Duck some of the best we have had outside of Asia

Visited January 2013
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Well above expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Went with friends just after Christmas and considering the location didn't expect much. However, this is a fabulous restaurant!!! Service was mint from the start accommodating a table for six and orders taken swiftly. We had mainly Thai food and it was superb, produce was fresh (seafood in particular), pad kapaow, pad Thai, yam thalay, all great! Can particularly recommend the spring roll starter. Our friends eluded this place hasn't been busy since opening and I cannot see why. Would recommend doing BYO though. All in this is a fantastic restaurant and I recommend it based on the lovely food and friendly service!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Salty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Is a common complaint about Asian restaurants in Australia and New Zealand, but the food was incredibly salty for our taste. Service was also a tad slow.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Bland food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Four of us went to dinner here on the strength of previous Trip Advisor good comments. We were all extremely disappointed as the food was bland and minimal [vegetable dish mainly comprised of thinly sliced carrot and onion and as it was our spring season fresh greens are readily available].

No wow with any of the dishes and all felt we would have been better to have brought fast food takeaways [better value for money than the food we got served].

Never again

Visited November 2012
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Barnstaple, North Devon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Stunning Thai at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I ate here after a wine tour so we were pretty hungry!
We started off sharing the wontons and chicken satay, both of which were excellent.... Not too oily like both wontons and satay can be.
For my main I had their Thai Green Curry - medium hot. I can honestly say it's the best green curry and perhaps the best curry I have ever tasted. The intensity of the heat balanced with the creamy lemongrass and coconut was perfect. I finished it all... Completely stuffed but very happy.
My wife had Chicken with sweet bean sauce and peanut. A huge portion but again, wonderfully fresh crunchy vegetables and delicious curry.
All topped off with a beer each it came to $63 which for what we got was great value.
Thoroughly recommended!
The only downer was the atmosphere.... It was quiet there so that's probably why. The staff were friendly and attentive too!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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