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Chim-choo-ree

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14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-839 4329
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had avoided going back here after our first visit three years ago, due to how noisy the restaurant was. What a surprise this time to find that the noise was a lot less due to noise buffering that has been installed. The food here is superb! The wait staff a friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly we hardly knew they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was blown away by the food and wine at Chim Choo Ree. We opted for the 6 course tasting menu with the matching wines and it was to die for. It gave us the chance to try a number of amazing dishes along with tasty wines.

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Thank rosieh271
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent European food (arguably the best in Hamilton) with good service. Busy with a good atmosphere. Parking is close and if lucky right at the door

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't hesitate and just go. It's the best in the area and in my opinion (one of) in the country too.

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Thank Mario N
New Zealand
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want something a little special then Chim-Choo-Ree is the place to go. Exceptional food and a nice selection of wine which is sure to impress. I would strongly recommend this as a place to eat for the discerning eater. Parking can be a little tight if you want to be right outside but there's ample parking in the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We enjoyed a lovley anniversary dinner at this restaurant. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was great, very tasty and generous portions. The decor is interesting, very retro I would describe it. Overall a great experience, and we will dine here again for sure. Thanks.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Can't fault the food or the service. Five very happy customers here - a new favorite in Hamilton for sure.

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Thank Katie K
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Went to Chim-choo-ree for a friends birthday last week, my wife and I ordered the Duck. Feedback from others at our table suggested non-Duck dishes were of a high quality, however desserts were deemed 'average'. The duck unfortunately was very disappointing and not at all reflective of the photos on this site. The portions served were very minuscule (smallest duck... More 

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Thank Damian C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautifully presented and delicious meals of the exact right portions. Not a huge menu, Being one vegetarian and one not we both had the most divine meals.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Every time we visit the food is exceptional. The last time, we had 4 courses, and 2 bottles of wine! The Green Papaya salad is extremely well balanced and Fish cooked well. The rice paper rolls are really tasty too. The dessert a chocolate tofu, I think my wife had said was the best she had ever tried. Service good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $26
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 4329

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?